The Early Years Teacher's Book

Achieving Early Years Teacher Status

Author: Leonie Abrahamson

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526450798

Category: Education

Page: 448

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This is a clear, comprehensive, systematic and practical guide to achieving Early Years Teacher Status and meeting the EYT Standards and requirements.
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Primary Mathematics Across the Curriculum

Author: Alice Hansen,Diane Vaukins

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857259695

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This book supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS in teaching primary mathematics across all areas of the curriculum. This Second Edition is linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards. Focused on teaching a more integrated and inclusive curriculum, the text draws out meaningful cross curricular links and embraces the latest thinking and current good practice in mathematics teaching. It begins with a section on teaching mathematics, covering all strands of the curriculum, and goes on to offer guidance on the use and application of mathematics more generally across subjects. A chapter on using mathematics to enahnce learning highlights the importance of being able to use mathematics effectively in other aspects of the teacher's role. Interactive activities and case studies link theory to practice and encourage the reader to rethink how mathematics is taught in primary schools. About the Transforming Primary QTS series This series reflects the new creative way schools are begining to teach, taking a fresh approach to supporting trainees as they work towards primary QTS. Titles provide fully up to date resources focused on teaching a more integrated and inclusive curriculum, and texts draw out meaningful and explicit cross curricular links.
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The Primary Teacher's Guide to the New National Curriculum

Author: Kate Ashcroft,David Palacio

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780750704687

Category: Education

Page: 234

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The Primary Teacher's Guide to the New National Curriculum provides a quick and accessible overview of the curriculum arrangements that came into force in August 1995. The revised National Curriculum has affected the content and modes of delivery of the primary curriculum. The book outlines the main changes, provides examples of creative ways of delivering the new curriculum and provides enquiry tasks to take the reflective teacher forward. It covers each of the subjects of the new National Curriculum and religious education, locates them within a context of whole curriculum planning, looks at issues of differentiation and explores those additional elements of the curriculum that good primary schools will wish to cover. With its easy-to-read style and practical focus, this book is an essential text for all teachers and student teachers in primary schools who have a minimum amount of time to read and absorb the new Orders. Such teachers will appreciate a book which clearly and succinctly identifies the changes and their implications for practice.
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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science

Author: National Science Resources Center of the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309176286

Category: Education

Page: 312

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What activities might a teacher use to help children explore the life cycle of butterflies? What does a science teacher need to conduct a "leaf safari" for students? Where can children safely enjoy hands-on experience with life in an estuary? Selecting resources to teach elementary school science can be confusing and difficult, but few decisions have greater impact on the effectiveness of science teaching. Educators will find a wealth of information and expert guidance to meet this need in Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science. A completely revised edition of the best-selling resource guide Science for Children: Resources for Teachers, this new book is an annotated guide to hands-on, inquiry-centered curriculum materials and sources of help in teaching science from kindergarten through sixth grade. (Companion volumes for middle and high school are planned.) The guide annotates about 350 curriculum packages, describing the activities involved and what students learn. Each annotation lists recommended grade levels, accompanying materials and kits or suggested equipment, and ordering information. These 400 entries were reviewed by both educators and scientists to ensure that they are accurate and current and offer students the opportunity to: Ask questions and find their own answers. Experiment productively. Develop patience, persistence, and confidence in their own ability to solve real problems. The entries in the curriculum section are grouped by scientific area--Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Multidisciplinary and Applied Science--and by type--core materials, supplementary materials, and science activity books. Additionally, a section of references for teachers provides annotated listings of books about science and teaching, directories and guides to science trade books, and magazines that will help teachers enhance their students' science education. Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science also lists by region and state about 600 science centers, museums, and zoos where teachers can take students for interactive science experiences. Annotations highlight almost 300 facilities that make significant efforts to help teachers. Another section describes more than 100 organizations from which teachers can obtain more resources. And a section on publishers and suppliers give names and addresses of sources for materials. The guide will be invaluable to teachers, principals, administrators, teacher trainers, science curriculum specialists, and advocates of hands-on science teaching, and it will be of interest to parent-teacher organizations and parents.
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Mathematics Across the Curriculum

Problem-Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy in Primary Schools

Author: Sue Fox,Liz Surtees

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441123563

Category: Education

Page: 189

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Looks at the theory and practice of providing inspiring, challenging and engaging cross curricular mathematics lesson. >
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Primary Mathematics

Audit and Test

Author: Claire Mooney,Mike Fletcher

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857255398

Category: Education

Page: 56

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This book supports trainees on primary initial teacher training courses where a secure knowledge and understanding of mathematics is required for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). A rigorous test enables trainees to identify their strengths and weaknesses in mathematics and this can be revisited in order to monitor and evaluate progress towards QTS. Trainees are able to direct their studies more usefully and quickly develop confidence in topics they find difficult. This edition is fully up to date with the 2007 QTS Standards.
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Cross-Curricular Teaching in the Primary School

Planning and facilitating imaginative lessons

Author: Trevor Kerry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317659171

Category: Education

Page: 272

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How can teaching across the curriculum improve children’s learning? How can you plan meaningful, imaginative topic work? Cross-Curricular Teaching in the Primary School helps teachers plan a more imaginative, integrated curriculum by presenting in accessible language a rationale and framework for teaching across the subjects. This second edition has been fully updated in light of the new curriculum, and shows how cross-curricular work can contribute to deeper subject knowledge. Illustrated throughout with examples of effective topic work in successful schools, this book provides guidance on the underpinning theory and strategies to facilitate cross-curricular work with young children. With a new structure to emphasise the importance of careful planning and preparation, issues covered include: How children learn The theory and rationale behind the cross-curricular approach Developing the curriculum and lesson planning Teaching and learning in an integrated way at KS1 and KS2 Cross-curricular approaches for maths Whole school approaches and team teaching for cross-curricular teaching The role of support staff in cross-curricular teaching Improving children’s thinking skills Supporting children with special needs Using new media and drama to facilitate cross-curricular learning Assessing cross-curricular learning. Cross-Curricular Teaching in the Primary School provides much needed support for busy student and practising teachers. Packed with practical ideas, it offers an accessible guide to all aspects of introducing an integrated curriculum.
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The Really Useful ICT Book

A practical guide to using technology across the primary curriculum

Author: Jill Jesson,Graham Peacock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136680403

Category: Education

Page: 224

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The Really Useful ICT Book is a practical and easy-to-use guide to give you all the confidence you need to use ICT really effectively inside and outside the primary classroom. It makes clear how ICT can be taught as a standalone subject, and how it can be used easily and imaginatively to enhance teaching other subjects. Jam-packed with ideas and templates to save you time, this friendly handbook offers an introduction to: using ICT inside the classroom – including interactive whiteboards, computer suites, VLEs and e-safety using ICT outside the classroom – including word processors, laptops, data loggers and digital cameras when and how to use a wide range of software and hardware – from spreadsheet packages through to digital photography, e-portfolios and software simulation using ICT in all subject areas practical suggestions for using ICT in cross-curricular topics using ICT to develop teacher and pupil creativity using ICT for assessment and in your professional role. With an emphasis on developing children’s creativity and on progression from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2, The Really Useful ICT Book is a comprehensive compendium of advice and inspiration for all training, newly qualified and experienced teachers, as well as those in support roles in primary schools.
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