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Our teaching techniques books are ideal for both new and experienced teachers. They will help you hone your skills and learn how to help your students to success.

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Teaching Skills & Techniques Books

Our teaching techniques books are ideal for both new and experienced teachers. They will help you hone your skills and learn how to help your students to success.

  • Rosenshine's Principles in Action

    Tom Sherrington

    Product Code: BZASU
    Paperback
    Barack Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction are widely recognised for their clarity and simplicity and their potential to support teachers seeking to engage with cognitive science and the wider world of education research. In this concise new guide, Rosenshine fan Tom Sherrington amplifies and augments the principles and further demonstrates how they can be put into practice in everyday classrooms.The second half of the book contain Rosenshine's original paper Principles of Instruction, as published in 2010 by the International Academy of Education (IAE) - a paper with a superb worldwide reputation for relating research findings to classroom practice.
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  • Can You See Me?

    Libby Scott

    Product Code: BXGHN
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    Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott's Can You See Me? is an endearing, insightful and uplifting book about autism, empathy and kindness.

    It reveals how people don't seem to realise what Tally's thinking, but actually she sees, hears and notices everything...
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  • KS2 Comprehension Teacher's Guide

    Celia Warren

    Product Code: AGIPC
    Paperback
    This Teacher's Guide provides you with all you need to use Key Stage 2 Comprehension to its full potential, including: full teaching notes for every text including an introduction and answers, further activities which may be adapted for individual or group work, at least one speaking and listening activity for each text, cross-curricular contents charts which also indicate the level of each text, a photocopiable group record sheet for each activity book and a handy summary of the comprehension objectives listed in the Primary Framework.
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  • Teaching Assistant's Pocketbook

    Dot Constable

    Product Code: BCYGL
    Paperback
    As Teaching Assistants and their contribution to schools, classrooms and pupil attainment fall increasingly under the spotlight, so does the fact that - just like teachers - TA's need proper induction, training and career development. The second edition of the Teaching Assistant's Pocketbook supports these needs by exploring the role of the TA, offering practical ideas for effective classroom support and highlighting professional development opportunities. Using cartoons, diagrams and visual prompts to support the text, this Pocketbook is aimed at teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools in the UK but will be relevant to those working overseas. It starts by focusing on the position of the TA within a school and identifies the personnel, policies, procedures and practices to look for in an induction programme. Subsequent sections deal with how to work in partnership with teachers; effective ways to support pupils; and how, in a broader context, to assist the school. Topics include recording, reporting and evaluating; SEN; diversity in learning and how children learn; behaviour; and strategies for overcoming barriers to learning. The nuts and bolts of child protection and safeguarding, getting on with the teaching staff, contracts of employment, where to get support and how to further your career are all helpfully covered. Author Dot Constable has over 30 years' teaching experience, including several years as a SENCO and deputy headteacher. Now working as an educational consultant she provides support, guidance and training to schools, LAs and teaching agencies
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  • 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Outstanding Teaching

    Stephen Lockyer

    Product Code: AQFCQ
    Paperback
    Haunted by the fear of teaching the same lesson twice, Stephen Lockyer always makes sure he has lots of ideas up his sleeve! In this exciting debut book, this highly regarded primary teacher shares 100 of this very best. The pressure to teach outstanding lessons and to be prepared for no noticed inspections can sometimes be a little overwhelming, but in this book Stephen's creativity and experience in the primary classroom shine through and he provides primary teachers with quick, practical and easy to implement ideas to help achieve outstanding teaching. His highly creative approach will also help you to create a positive, inspiring and exciting learning environment for every child. Every idea includes step by step instructions, teaching tips for putting activities into practice and links to online resources and useful websites. From literacy initiatives like 'DEAR' ('Drop Everything And Read') and marking motivators like 'Microticks' to essential playground survival tips, this book is a compendium of originality that will consistently take your lessons that extra mile.
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  • Montessori Lab at Home

    Chiara Piroddi

    Product Code: BYNEC
    Paperback
    The challenge of educating a child is as important as it is complex. Today, there are innumerable types of stimuli and tools of all sorts to help children experiment and develop their cognitive skills. But what is the right process and which are the tools that most effectively favour that development? Which method of education is the most fruitful for a child? Maria Montessori formulated her method of education based on the significance of a child's education and its invaluable importance for society as the opportunity to reconstruct a better, more peaceful world. Children have boundless cognitive and emotional potential that can best be expressed in a relationship of trust, respect and unconditional love. According to Montessori, mindful adults who know their own limits and resources know how to interact with their children as patient observers, expert models and affectionate guides to create an environment where children can develop a sense of security, self-sufficiency and independence. This book is a practical guide inspired by the principles of the Montessori Method of education. The book begins with an introduction about the origins and characteristics of the Montessori Method that will help parents to recognize their children's windows of learning, how to behave during shared play, which recreational activities to create and suggest, and how to prepare a home environment that suits their children's needs. Readers will find concrete examples, illustrative images, suggestions and strategies for applying the Montessori Method at home as a part of a daily routine that help to make the method simple and accessible to everyone.
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  • Teaching for Mastery

    Mark McCourt

    Product Code: BXNDK
    Paperback
    There are many models of schooling; some work, some don't. Mastery is an entire model of schooling with over 100 years of provenance, its impact has been researched for decades, with many of the world's greatest education minds testing and refining the approach. It's one of the models of schooling that actually works.In this book, Mark McCourt examines the history of a teaching for mastery approach, from its early beginnings to the modern day when cognitive scientists have been able to bring further evidence to the debate, demonstrating why a model that was first proposed in the 1910s has the incredible impact on both pupil attainment and attitudes to learning that it has had all around the world over many decades.Drawing on examples from cross disciplines, the story of mastery is one that all educators can engage with. Mark also draws on his own subject, mathematics, to further exemplify the approach and to give practical examples of pedagogies and didactics that teachers can deploy immediately in their own classroom.
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  • In Other Words: Phrases for Growth Mindset

    Annie Brock

    Product Code: BPLTZ
    Paperback
    Authors of the bestselling The Growth Mindset Coach which has shipped over 100,000 copies in under a year The follow up book, The Growth Mindset Playbook, shipped 10,000 copies in its first 5 weeks This book will be a handy, pocket-sized companion to the first two books Offers a "do this, not that" approach to growth mindset language in the classroom
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  • Dyscalculia Pocketbook

    Judy Hornigold

    Product Code: BAODC
    Paperback
    Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty that affects a person's mathematical ability. It is estimated that around 6% of the population have dyscalculia, so in a typical classroom there is likely to be at least one dyscalculic learner. Research is ongoing, but we know that dyscalculia is a much deeper-rooted problem than just 'being bad at maths'. This Pocketbook looks at the difficulties faced by pupils with dyscalculia and explores the support strategies that work.The author begins by summarising and explaining what we currently know about dyscalculia. Key indicators are described, along with various ways of screening and assessing to identify students with this SpLD. There's a helpful chapter on 'maths anxiety' and a central practical section on teaching strategies that will help learners to work around the obstacles dyscalculia presents. Details of the three components of a mathematical idea and the six levels of learning - intuitive, concrete, pictorial, abstract, application and communication - provide good underpinning structure. Games that help develop number sense and the ten most effective classroom approaches are also covered. A final resource section and maths glossary complete the picture.As with all books in the Teachers' Pocketbooks series, this is a practical, 'how to' guide, throughout which cartoons, diagrams and visual prompts support the text.Former primary school teacher Judy Hornigold is a Senior Lecturer on Inclusion at Edge Hill University. She has written and delivered the PGCert for Dyscalulia/Maths Learning Difficulties, accredited by the BDA and has also developed multiple products for use in schools, including various support materials.
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  • 50 Fantastic Ideas for Maths Outdoors

    Kirstine Beeley

    Product Code: AQFBX
    Paperback
    Outdoor learning is not just about taking what we do indoors and moving it out through the door of our setting. It involves equipment and experiences which are both unique and exciting. When planning for maths provision practitioners need to make sure they offer access to these amazing opportunities for learning and integrate them into children's ongoing play and exploration of their natural world. Designed to be used as a dip in dip out collection of easy to use ideas the author has tried to show how exciting outdoor learning can be developed on even the very smallest of budgets. As with all areas of early learning the author acknowledges the way that maths is integrated within play based exploration and linked to many other areas of learning. Offering ways to develop your existing provision as well as building new resources you will enjoy exploring all areas of early maths including number, pattern,shape and measuring.
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  • Beat Dyslexia

    Elizabeth Franks

    Product Code: AFYYC
    Other
    This new edition of Beat Dyslexia 6 completes this set of six books embracing multi-sensory and interesting activities aimed at improving reading, spelling and writing. Beat Dyslexia 6 is primarily targeted at students in Years 6 to 8. Help with skills that elude dyslexic pupils, such as telling the time, map reading and homework planning, is also offered. All the material has been trialled by students and teachers and is devised to be of immediate practical use in teaching sessions. It can be used by teachers, teaching assistants, tutors and parents working with small groups or individuals. Beat Dyslexia 6 is also suitable for use in colleges and responds to the needs of students who are undertaking Further Education. It is also well adapted for use as home-school liaison material. Beat Dyslexia 6 covers difficult spellings: -ice, -ace, ea, -sion, ou, -age, -ough, -our, ear, -or, -que, -cian, -us, -ar, -ey, silent b and k. Includes an audio CD and 30 illustrated reading cards. All the material is photocopiable for classroom use.
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  • Social Skills Success for Students with Autism/Asperger's

    Fred H. Frankel

    Product Code: ADGTG
    Paperback
    The only evidence-based program available for teaching social skills to adolescents with autism spectrum disorders Two nationally known experts in friendship formation and anxiety management address the social challenges faced by adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The book helps educators instruct youth on conversing with others, displaying appropriate body language, managing anxiety, initiating and participating in get-togethers, and more. The book is filled with helpful information on ASD to aid teachers who have received little training on the topic. Extremely practical, the book includes lesson plans, checklists, and sidebars with helpful advice.* Based on UCLA's acclaimed PEERS program, the only evidence-based approach to teaching social skills to adolescents with ASD* Contains best practices for working with parents, which is the key to helping kids learn social skills* The authors discuss the pros and cons of teaching students with ASD in educational settings like full inclusion (good for academics but bad for social skills) and pull-out special day classes (where the reverse is true) Provides a much-needed book for teachers at all levels for helping students develop the skills they need to be successful.
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  • Time to Eat

    Penny Tassoni

    Product Code: CAYBA
    Hardback
    Sometimes mealtimes can be a battle with young children, especially when they don't want to try new foods. How can we best help children understand that it can take time to like a new food? And how can we develop their vocabulary so they can articulate how they are feeling about food? Penny Tassoni, leading Early Years education consultant, author and trainer, presents a picture book with simple words and delightful full-colour illustrations by Mel Four that encourages children to change their attitudes towards food through looking at shapes and colours, talking about textures and generally making food more interesting. In doing so, young children will build on their self-care skills, behaviour and routines when it comes to healthy eating. Time to Eat is the perfect book for putting a positive and fun spin on mealtimes and food. It also includes a page of practical advice and tips for practitioners, carers and parents on fussy eating.
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  • Looking for Learning: Loose Parts

    Laura England

    Product Code: BZMWM
    Paperback
    Looks for Learning: Loose Parts is a full-colour, practical guide to inspire child-led learning that's linked to to current policy and the EYFS framework. As each child progresses through their learning journey, Early Years practitioners are expected to identify and understand what learning is taking place in every activity that a child is involved in. Laura England, creator of Little Miss Early Years, uses her wealth of experience as an Early Years teacher to explore the learning that takes place when a child is tinkering with loose parts, including tinker trays filled with nuts and bolts, pompoms and play dough to combine, construct and investigate with. Loose parts are natural or synthetic materials and resources that have no pre-planned use; they can be moved, combined with other resources, lined up, deconstructed and constructed again. They can capture a child's imagination, curiosity and creativity as they play with and manipulate them. This dip-in-and-out book is linked to the Characteristics of Effective Learning and presents case studies, real-life images and practical pointers to explore their use. With tips for setting up the environment to the adult's role in this child-led play, Looking For Learning: Loose Parts is ideal for all Early Years practitioners searching for accessible ideas for using loose parts in their settings.
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  • Sing Along

    Speechmark

    Product Code: BWTKN
    Audio
    An audio CD specially recorded for those who may not have access to a piano, this tape features 20 of the songs from the Song Book. Each song has a few introductory melodies to reacquaint the group with the tune. Songs include: 'I'm Henry the Eighth I am', 'Let's all go down the strand', 'I love a lassie', 'Roll out the barrel', 'Lilli Marlene', We'll meet again', 'Auld Lang Syne', 'Cockels & Mussels', 'My Bonnie is over the ocean'.
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  • Let's do Multiplication and Division 7-8

    Andrew Brodie

    Product Code: BVOOY
    Paperback
    This new series provides all the practice a child needs to build confidence in multiplication and division. More than 400 questions offer great revision of essential multiplication tables facts and guide every child through the processes of short and long multiplication and short and long division.
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  • How to be an Outstanding Early Years Practitioner

    Louise Burnham

    Product Code: BVOOV
    Paperback
    Early years practitioners are under an increasing amount of pressure to achieve an 'outstanding' grade in Ofsted inspections, particularly those who are newly qualified or in their first few years in the classroom. But why should the focus be on achieving that all-important grade for one day only? All practitioners should aspire to deliver outstanding practice on a daily basis. This comprehensive guide will help practitioners to do just that! Divided into easy-to-follow chapters, this book breaks down the specific importance of each key area, including: knowledge of the EYFS; relationships with others; planning and assessment; safeguarding and child protection. From advice that will help practitioners to adapt these key areas into their planning to practical ideas that will support them with a number of scenarios that could arise in the classroom, this book is ideal companion for any practitioner who is new to the profession.
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  • Teach, Reflect, Doodle...

    Paul Wright

    Product Code: BVOOU
    Paperback
    You don't just read this book, you add to it, doodle in it, document your thoughts in it and make it your very own personal manual to becoming the best teacher you can be whilst hopefully keeping stress to a minimum! Reflection doesn't have to be about typing up an essay every 1/2 term, this book gives you information you'll need and asks you simple questions that will help you reflect quickly, easily and smartly on your practice, as well as some silly, fun activities to help you relax! This highly visual book includes lots of useful information as well as including mini tasks, activities and challenges. Perfect for NQTs or for teachers just starting out on their teaching career.
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  • Bloomsbury Curriculum Basics: Teaching Primary French

    Amanda Barton

    Product Code: BVKLN
    Paperback
    Teaching Primary French offers a jam-packed, practical and easy-to-apply programme to plan and deliver effective primary lessons that will inspire your class and extend their knowledge. Linked to the National Curriculum guidelines for KS1 and KS2, each chapter addresses a specific topic and includes extracts from the curriculum itself, alongside a helpful summary, relevant French vocabulary lists, cross-curricular links, and three fully-formed lesson plans. If you are a primary practitioner, a language tutor, or a subject co-ordinator who wants to plan and deliver an engaging programme in your classroom, an after-school club, or across your whole school, this book is for you!
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  • Mental Arithmetic 2 Answers

    J. W. Adams,JW Adams

    Product Code: BVJAO
    Paperback
    Mental Arithmetic provides rich and varied practice to develop pupils' essential maths skills and prepare them for all aspects of the Key Stage 2 national tests. It may also be used as preparation for the 11+, and with older students for consolidation and recovery. Tailored to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum for primary mathematics, each book contains 36 one-page tests. Each test is presented in a unique three-part format comprising: questions where use of language is kept to a minimum; questions using number vocabulary; questions focusing on one- and two-step word problems. Structured according to ability rather than age, the series allows children to work at their own pace, building confidence and fluency. Two Entry Tests are available in the Mental Arithmetic Teacher's Guide and on the Schofield & Sims website, enabling teachers, parents and tutors to select the appropriate book for each child. All the books can be used flexibly for individual, paired, group or whole-class maths practice, as well as for homework and one-to-one intervention.Mental Arithmetic 2 Answers contains answers to all the questions included in the Mental Arithmetic 2 pupil book, as well as guidance on how to use the series and measure progress. Answers are clearly laid out in the format of a correctly completed pupil book making marking quick and easy, while a card cover ensures durability.
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  • Stuff You Need To Know

    Patricia Weaver

    Product Code: BUKLK
    Paperback
    Stuff You Need to Know is a guide to help young adults with autism learn the skills needed to become more independent. Finding suitable materials for young adults with autism can be difficult since most books available are written for the younger age group. Books written for older individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can contain too much text, which can be visual text overload. Stuff You Need to Know is created and designed for young adults, written by a mom and proven to have helped hundreds of young adults at her youth center. This guide helps young ASD adults learn: Healthy habits The best personal presentation Safety Technology basics Simple cooking basics How to handle emergencies How to manage time and money And much more!
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  • Street Child

    Jillian Powell

    Product Code: BTPTZ
    Paperback
    Read & Respond has been fully updated with new content. Itprovides teachers with a wealth of resources to teach Street Child. Notes and activities reflect the Curriculum and include shared texts, guided reading notes, reading activities, speaking and listening activities, writing projects and assessment guidance.
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  • Wonder

    Eileen Jones

    Product Code: BQYKV
    Paperback
    Read & Respond has been fully updated with new content. Itprovides teachers with a wealth of resources to teach Wonder. Notes and activities reflect the Curriculum and include shared texts, guided reading notes, reading activities, speaking and listening activities, writing projects and assessment guidance.
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  • A-Z of Autism

    Jim Carrington

    Product Code: BQBTL
    Paperback
    A-Z of Autism: A guide for parents and professionals aims to provide insight and advice to empower others raising, supporting and caring for children with autism to deal with experiences that can be challenging and overwhelming but also extremely rewarding. Written from first-hand experience by an author who is both a parent of a child with ASC and a primary SENCo, this book pinpoints areas where a child with ASC and/or their parents may struggle, covering many aspects of autism from diagnosis, schooling, and puberty to siblings, sensory issues and diet. This book provides friendly and accessible information and approaches topics in alphabetical order, allowing parents and professionals to dip in and out to access information and support.
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