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Thinking of starting a new career in teaching? Our range of books and survival guides cover all sorts of subjects and offer lesson plans for English, science and maths.

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Thinking of starting a new career in teaching? Our range of books and survival guides cover all sorts of subjects and offer lesson plans for English, science and maths.

  • BUAPU

    Let's do Handwriting 6-7 (Paperback)

    Andrew Brodie

    The new National Curriculum emphasises the importance of composition but also `transcription' i.e. spelling and 'fluent, legible and, eventually, speedy handwriting.' Our exciting new 'Let's Do Handwriting' titles provide all the help that children need to write fluently and legibly. Through guided practice in letter structure and the correct formation of joins, the children are encouraged to develop a clear, attractive style to use with fluency and speed in their everyday writing. The extensive handwritten practice of a wide range of words also helps to broaden vocabulary and spelling skills. As with every title in the Andrew Brodie Basics range, parents can ensure that their children's efforts are well rewarded. Each book features regular progress checks as well as a wide variety of attractive reward stickers. To help the children along, Marjorie the Meercat gives lots of useful tips!
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  • BUAPT

    Let's do Handwriting 5-6 (Paperback)

    Andrew Brodie

    The new National Curriculum emphasises the importance of composition but also `transcription' i.e. spelling and 'fluent, legible and, eventually, speedy handwriting.' Our exciting new 'Let's Do Handwriting' titles provide all the help that children need to write fluently and legibly. Through guided practice in letter structure and the correct formation of joins, the children are encouraged to develop a clear, attractive style to use with fluency and speed in their everyday writing. The extensive handwritten practice of a wide range of words also helps to broaden vocabulary and spelling skills. As with every title in the Andrew Brodie Basics range, parents can ensure that their children's efforts are well rewarded. Each book features regular progress checks as well as a wide variety of attractive reward stickers. To help the children along, Marjorie the Meercat gives lots of useful tips!
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  • BQOTP

    Teaching for Mastery in Writing (Paperback)

    Mike Cain

    Teaching for Writing in Mastery provides a practical approach to developing mastery in writing which helps all primary children to develop their skills and inspires a love of writing. This innovative book follows an approach that integrates mastery into existing teaching sequences - an approach which aims to improve the writing ability of all children, not just the more able. Writing is a tough discipline for children in today's primary schools. The number of skills they are expected to learn is a source of amazement to many adults outside education. It is no easier to teach, not least because of the many and varied demands on schools, including the National Curriculum, SPaG tests, assessment frameworks and inspections. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that teachers focus on helping children become the most effective communicators they can be through the medium of writing. Throughout the book, Mike Cain promotes the importance of a classroom culture characterised by focused talk and reasoning, and provides lots of ideas for challenging children in their writing through the development of key learning dispositions and critical thinking skills.
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  • AWHAB

    Bloomsbury Curriculum Basics: Teaching Primary PE (Paperback)

    Jazz Rose

    This book is closely tied to the new curriculum, with extracts from the curriculum itself and lesson plans and teaching ideas for every area. This book will equip non-specialists to confidently deliver engaging and well-informed lessons, that acount for the changes in the National Curriculum. This is a very practical and easy to apply programme for teaching PE either in your own classroom, or to implement across the school in the role of a co-ordinator.
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  • ATBUO

    Nursery Activity Book 1 (Paperback)

    Kathryn Linaker

    Nursery Activity is a series of graded activity books reinforcing pre-reading and early mathematical skills (for example, matching, sequencing and counting). The books cover concepts such as colours, shapes and numbers, and feature the appealing character of Eddy the teddy. Book 1 includes: numbers to 5, common shapes (circles/triangles/squares), comparative size (big/small) and colours.
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  • AQNEE

    50 Fantastic Ideas for Early Writing Prompts (Paperback)

    Alistair Bryce-Clegg

    If children are not interested or motivated by what they have been asked to write about, you can be sure that any writing you do get will be rushed, short and a bit half-hearted. In 50 Fantastic Ideas for Early Writing Prompts, Alistair Bryce-Clegg offers a collection of all of his favourite ideas and inspirations that have motivated the children he works with to pick up their pencils and get scribbling!
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  • APVFQ 5 years +

    Singing Times Tables Book 2 (Paperback)

    Stephen Chadwick

    Singing Times Tables Book 2 by Helen MacGregor and Stephen Chadwick uses rhythmic raps, songs and chants to transform learning the times tables - whether it's rote learning, applying calculations or testing them. For times tables with a special x factor, these contemporary, cool songs are the place for kids to start. Higher standards in maths are getting an extra push from the Department for Education with a target for pupils to know their times tables up to 12x12 by age 9. In Singing Times Tables Book 2, children develop a secure knowledge of all the times tables up to x12. By rapping or singing to lively performance and backing tracks they rote learn the tables, then they apply the calculations in real life situation songs and chants. The last section offers question and answer tests - a handy assessment tool for teachers.
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  • BWVLZ

    How To Teach English Literature (Paperback)

    Jennifer Webb

    A practical guide to pedagogy in the English classroom, supporting the teaching abstract, classic and challenging texts and concepts. Many teachers are struggling with the new GCSE syllabus for Literature, and this book provides useful resources, strategies and approaches for the key areas of challenge in the English classroom. Full of practical ideas for educators to use in their classrooms, it is the perfect book for any English teachers who want some fresh ideas for approaching GCSE Literature.
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  • BWBJG

    Getting ready to write (Paperback)

    Alistair Bryce-Clegg

    There are so many ways practitioners can get children ready for writing and Alistair explores these in this step by step practical guide. Starting with the theory this book takes practitioners through the developmental stages, looks at gender differences in mark making and then provides some innovative ideas for intervention such as Dough Gym and writing like a Jedi! Alistair is convinced that once practitioners understand the developmental stages of becoming a mark maker (from palm gripping to shoulder pivot) and are given the tried and tested activities to use, they will see a significant difference in progress.
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  • BQILL

    TheDadLab: Quick, Fun and Easy Activities to do at Home (Paperback)

    TheDadLab

    With more than 3 million fans, TheDadLab has quickly become an online sensation by creating a solution for parents when they hear the dreaded 'I'm bored' complaint, and now, for the first time, Sergei Urban has transferred his most popular experiments to print in this beautifully illustrated and mind-blowing book! Using everyday ingredients that you can find in your kitchen cupboard, Sergei shows experiments that are not only fun for children, but fun for adults too! With 40 wonderful activities, including 15-never-before-posted, TheDadLab includes additional information not found on his online posts: each activity will feature a detailed explanation simplifying the information that stems from the fields of Science, Technology, engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for a parent to help explain their curious child and answer the questions 'how' and 'why.'
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  • BXYSM

    The Ultimate Guide to Mark Making in the Early Years (Paperback)

    Sue Cowley

    In The Ultimate Guide to Mark Making in the Early Years, internationally renowned teacher trainer Sue Cowley takes practitioners on a journey: the journey young children embark upon when they learn their first words and make their first marks. Filled with practical activities and honest advice, this must-have guide presents a wide range of creative approaches to developing mark making and building language skills in the Early Years. With ideas to build finger strength and eye-to-hand coordination, activities for understanding the concept of symbols and signs and strategies for building confidence in reading and writing including talk and drama, you'll find a variety of techniques to develop children's key skills and motivation. Sue also includes full-colour photographs and examples of early marks to illustrate how young children's communication skills develop. There are tips for getting boys engaged in writing and a companion website with downloadable resources and useful links. The Ultimate Guide to Mark Making in the Early Years is an invaluable source of inspiration for all those working with children aged three to seven.
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  • BWBWO

    Foundations of Literacy (Paperback)

    Sue Palmer

    This fully revised fourth edition outlines seven strands of practice for three to six-year old children, designed to develop the skills, concepts and knowledge underpinning literacy in the early years. Accompanying each strand are clear explanations of the research and reasoning on which they are based. Practical advice on helping children transfer their learning into their own child-initiated activities, to build a genuine and solid foundation for literacy, is integral to the book.
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  • BWBBY

    Secondary Starters and Plenaries: English (Paperback)

    Johnnie Young

    Looking for time saving, creative, ready-to-use activities to kick-start and round up your lessons? Look no further! Starters and plenaries are now an essential part of all lessons and this highly practical, bestselling book provides busy English teachers with creative activities to use in the classroom. The tasks will help ensure the first five minutes of any secondary lesson are a time for motivation, energy and forward thinking and will help students to reflect on, and embed their learning at the end. Step by step instructions, teacher's tips and worksheet examples make these 25 starters and 25 plenaries ready-to-use or easy to adapt for any secondary English lesson, helping students to develop and consolidate skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. This new book also comes with online PowerPoints and printable resources, giving you everything you need not just for planning your starters and plenaries but also for delivering them to your class. The book covers the whole spectrum of topics that every English teacher needs to cover, and makes use of music, drama, maps, charts and practical props. Some ideas involve students managing and monitoring each other; some use all the senses; others involve creative thinking and where practical and appropriate, the content is embedded in the real world so that students can immediately see the wider application of their efforts. The 'teacher tips' section offers guidance on how to deliver the idea to get the best results based on years of trial and error by the author.
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  • BVVNZ

    A Sense of Wonder (Paperback)

    Jenny Aitken

    This practical book offers a scientific framework for the early years that is divided into four key areas: biological science, physical science, earth science and environmental science. Topics covered include life, nature, environmental care, sustainability, and biodiversity - with links throughout to the EYFS. A Sense of Wonder is an easy-to-read guide for educators looking to implement play-based science learning and inspire children of all ages in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
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  • BVUUW

    Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools (Paperback)

    Ian Morris

    This updated edition is a theoretical and practical guide to implementing a well-being programme in your school. The book covers three areas: well-being as a philosophy of education, the teaching approach to well-being and the content that might form a well-being programme in a school. It is also a manifesto for a meaningful aim to education. There has recently been an explosion of interest in positive psychology and the teaching of well-being and 'happiness' in the PSHE world in schools and many teachers are looking for clear information on how to implement these potentially life-changing ideas in the classroom. This book provides an introduction to the theory of positive psychology and a practical guide on how to implement the theory in (primarily secondary) schools. It is written by Ian Morris who worked under Anthony Seldon at Wellington College which is well-known for its well-being and happiness curriculum.
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  • BVUPU

    Mathematical Mindsets (Paperback)

    Jo Boaler

    Banish math anxiety and give students of all ages a clear roadmap to success Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students. There is a clear gap between what research has shown to work in teaching math and what happens in schools and at home. This book bridges that gap by turning research findings into practical activities and advice. Boaler translates Carol Dweck's concept of 'mindset' into math teaching and parenting strategies, showing how students can go from self-doubt to strong self-confidence, which is so important to math learning. Boaler reveals the steps that must be taken by schools and parents to improve math education for all. Mathematical Mindsets: * Explains how the brain processes mathematics learning * Reveals how to turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiences * Provides examples of rich mathematical activities to replace rote learning * Explains ways to give students a positive math mindset * Gives examples of how assessment and grading policies need to change to support real understanding Scores of students hate and fear math, so they end up leaving school without an understanding of basic mathematical concepts. Their evasion and departure hinders math-related pathways and STEM career opportunities. Research has shown very clear methods to change this phenomena, but the information has been confined to research journals until now. Mathematical Mindsets provides a proven, practical roadmap to mathematics success for any student at any age.
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  • BVTBO

    Maths is all Around You (Paperback)

    Marianne Knaus

    We encounter mathematics on a regular basis in one form or another. For some people, maths is `scary' and not something they feel confident about. Even though many educators and parents attempt to provide good mathematics experiences, there is still a high level of anxiety about the teaching and learning of mathematics. This book presents a broad range of concepts and aims to widen the narrow view that maths for young children is just about numbers and shapes. The content includes pattern (early algebra), counting, number, early operations, measurement, shape and spatial awareness (geometry), matching, sorting, data analysis and the introduction of chance (statistics and probability). This book is intended for educators and parents who would like to explore and investigate maths concepts to enrich children's experiences and extend their current thinking and learning.
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  • BVSMC

    100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Teaching Drama (Paperback)

    Johnnie Young

    Bring your drama lessons to life and engage the most unlikely of thespians using ideas from this updated title in the popular 100 ideas series! Drama is a key subject for getting students to express themselves creatively as well as helping them to improve communication skills across the curriculum. Using his wealth of experience teaching drama in secondary schools, Johnnie Young has out together 100 tried and tested activities and strategies for implementing a full drama teaching programme in your school. Suggestions for bringing Shakespeare's plays to life, advice on improving storytelling and engaging cross-curricular activities are just a few of the areas covered. Each idea includes the learning aim of the activity so you can assess progress and map the ideas to your schemes of work, and there are practical teaching tips and taking it further ideas throughout the book. Johnnie also offers drama-specific behaviour management tips - another area he specialises in - to help you ensure you stay in control of even the most rambunctious class! The book is a must for all secondary drama teachers - and indeed anyone wanting to inject some drama into their lessons!
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  • BVQZX

    No Shoes (Paperback)

    Marie M. Clay

    Part of the highly successful early intervention programme Reading Recovery for children experiencing reading and writing difficulties, this colourful reader has an extensive range of test materials to support the Concepts About Print task and develop children's reading readiness. The aim is at the end of the sessions, most of the struggling pupils will have caught up with their classmates and will read and write at a level appropriate for their age.
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  • BVOTZ

    50 Fantastic Ideas for Investigations (Paperback)

    Sally Featherstone

    Exploring and investigating familiar objects and places gives children real experiences to think, plan and get involved in both indoors and outside. This book gives a variety of ideas for investigations, some of which will extend far beyond the simple initial starting points. Simple observations can turn into early science, technology and creative thinking. Using familiar and easily found objects, the investigations will involve and encourage children to develop these thoughts.
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  • BVOBV

    Bloomsbury Curriculum Basics: Teaching Primary Computing (Paperback)

    Martin Burrett

    Computers are just for playing games, right? Many of your pupils will think so. It may be a cultural shift for both the pupils and their parents to change that perception of computing. However, the learning gained from the 'games' played on computers in the primary classroom will help to prepare children to live and work in the modern world. The teaching ideas in Teaching Primary Computing are engaging, easy to implement, and use mostly free tools that operate across the many digital platforms that primary schools use. Addressing every aspect of the National Curriculum, the book is split into year groups, and each chapter offers practitioners an essential summary of all the information and vocabulary needed to successfully implement exciting, well-structured lessons that will keep your class riveted!
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  • BVMKE

    Time to Discover Maths (Paperback)

    Trudi Fitzhenry

    With the revision of the EYFS in September 2012, mathematics became one of the Specific Areas of Learning. This book seeks to provide valuable guidance for practitioners across the entire Early Years provision. This is a practical tool that will enable practitioners to be innovative and exciting whilst meeting their targets. It includes suggestions for parents to try out at home, and a variety of ideas to inspire adult-led learning.
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  • BVKVG

    Let's do Arithmetic 10-11 (Paperback)

    Andrew Brodie

    Matched to the demands of the National Curriculum and the new arithmetic tests at Key Stages 1 and 2, the Let's Do Arithmetic workbooks have been carefully devised to match the appropriate age and stage of your child. Each book contains 40 tests, which become progressively more challenging throughout to ensure progress can be made. With a recording chart for checking progress and full answers to aid your assessment, this book is the perfect way to test understanding of basic arithmetic concepts and prepare for the timed National Tests that your child will be encountering in school.
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  • BVKVF

    Let's do Arithmetic 9-10 (Paperback)

    Andrew Brodie

    Matched to the demands of the National Curriculum and the new arithmetic tests at Key Stages 1 and 2, the Let's Do Arithmetic workbooks have been carefully devised to match the appropriate age and stage of your child. Each book contains 40 tests, which become progressively more challenging throughout to ensure progress can be made. With a recording chart for checking progress and full answers to aid your assessment, this book is the perfect way to test understanding of basic arithmetic concepts and prepare for the timed National Tests that your child will be encountering in school.
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