The Creative Teaching Learning Resource Book

The Creative Teaching   Learning Resource Book

The companion to the Creative Teaching and Learning Toolkit presents over 200 tips, tools and practical strategies for more effective teaching and learning that can be used in your classroom tomorrow.

Author: Brin Best

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826483768

Category: Education

Page: 238

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The companion to the Creative Teaching and Learning Toolkit presents over 200 tips, tools and practical strategies for more effective teaching and learning that can be used in your classroom tomorrow.
Categories: Education

Creative Teaching Strategies

Creative Teaching Strategies

This new book includes more than 200 specific instructional strategies to actively involve and motivate students. It is a single, quick reference for student teachers and professionals teaching grades K-8.

Author: Marjorie J. Wynn

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: UVA:X002754698

Category: Education

Page: 485

View: 574

This new book includes more than 200 specific instructional strategies to actively involve and motivate students. It is a single, quick reference for student teachers and professionals teaching grades K-8.
Categories: Education

CPS for Kids

CPS for Kids

Previous ed.: Cheltenham, Vic.: Hawker Brownlow Education, c1990.

Author: Bob Eberle

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 9781882664269

Category: Education

Page: 102

View: 875

Guide children to new heights with the Creative Problem Solving methods outlined in CPS for Kids. This book will teach your students an exciting and powerful problem-solving method from start to finish. Each step in the process, from finding problems, to finding solutions, is outlined in detail and includes accompanying activities on reproducible pages. Designed for students in grades 2–8, these activities are challenging and interesting. Creative Problem Solving is a process that allows people to apply both creative and critical thinking to find solutions to everyday problems. CPS can eliminate the tendency to approach problems in a haphazard manner and, consequently, prevents surprises and/or disappointment with the solution. Students will learn to work together or individually to find appropriate and unique solutions to real-world problems they may face by using this tested method. Most importantly, they will be challenged to think both creatively and critically as they tackle each problem they face. CPS for Kids includes 30 reproducible classroom activities.
Categories: Education

Creative Teaching

Creative Teaching

This text contains a variety of workable techniques that seek to improve teaching skills.

Author: James P. Downing

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563084767

Category: Education

Page: 225

View: 525

This text contains a variety of workable techniques that seek to improve teaching skills. Some 75 activities, that allow users to practice skills as they acquire them, are accompanied by dozens of sample lessons and numerous tips for getting started and avoiding pitfalls.
Categories: Education

Resources for Creative Teaching in Early Childhood Education

Resources for Creative Teaching in Early Childhood Education

This resource handbook is designed as a reliable compilation of curriculum ideas that can be used by early childhood educators everywhere -- student teachers, paraprofessionals, in-service teachers, college instructors, and especially ...

Author: Darlene Softley Hamilton

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 015576652X

Category: Education

Page: 672

View: 114

This resource handbook is designed as a reliable compilation of curriculum ideas that can be used by early childhood educators everywhere -- student teachers, paraprofessionals, in-service teachers, college instructors, and especially parents. It provides Early Childhood Educators with the means to plan for and develop a curriculum in which children individually and in groups can learn through a wide range of experiences.
Categories: Education

Creative Learning in the Primary School

Creative Learning in the Primary School

The blend of analysis, case-study material and implications for practice will make this book attractive to primary teachers, school managers, policy makers, teacher educators and researchers.

Author: Bob Jeffrey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134039869

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 463

Creative Learning in the Primary School uses ethnographic research to consider the main features of creative teaching and learning within the context of contemporary policy reforms. In particular, the authors are interested in the clash between two oppositional discourses - creativity and performativity - and how they are resolved in creative teacher practice. The book complements previous work by these authors on creative teaching by giving more consideration to creative learning. The first section of the book explores the nature of creative teaching and learning by examining four key features: relevance, control, ownership and innovation. The authors devote a chapter to each of these aspects, outlining their properties and illustrating them with a wide range of examples, mainly from recent practice in primary schools. The second section presents some instructive examples of schools promoting creative learning, and how creative primary schools have responded to the policy reforms of recent years. The chapters focus specifically on: how pupils act as a powerful resource for creative learning for each other and for their teachers; how teachers have appropriated the reforms to enhance their creativity; and how one school has moved over a period of ten years from heavy constraint to high creativity. The blend of analysis, case-study material and implications for practice will make this book attractive to primary teachers, school managers, policy makers, teacher educators and researchers.
Categories: Education

Research on Mathematics Textbooks and Teachers Resources

Research on Mathematics Textbooks and Teachers    Resources

This book focuses on issues related to mathematics teaching and learning resources, including mathematics textbooks, teacher guides, student learning and assessment materials, and online resources.

Author: Lianghuo Fan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319732534

Category: Education

Page: 377

View: 519

This book focuses on issues related to mathematics teaching and learning resources, including mathematics textbooks, teacher guides, student learning and assessment materials, and online resources. The book highlights various theoretical and methodological approaches used to study teaching and learning resources, and addresses the areas of resources, teachers, and students at an international level. As for the resources, the book examines the role textbooks and other curricular or learning resources play in mathematics teaching, learning, and assessment. It asks questions such as: Could we consider different types of textbooks and roles they play in teaching and learning? How does the digitalization of information and communication affect these roles? What are defining features of e-textbooks, and how could we characterize the differences between the traditional textbooks and e-textbooks? As for the teachers, the book discusses the relationships between teachers’ individual and collective resources, and the way in which we could model such relationships. Specific questions addressed are: What is the role of teachers in developing textbooks and other teaching and learning materials? What are the relationships between resource designers and users? What are the consequences of these changing roles and relationships for the teaching of mathematics, and for teacher knowledge and professional development? As for the students, the book explores how students, as well as their teachers, interact through resources. It raises and addresses questions such as: What are the effects of modern ICT (particularly internet) on students’ use and the design of resources? How do changing patterns of use and design affect student behaviour, learning, and relationships to the subject of mathematics?
Categories: Education

Creativity in Language Teaching

Creativity in Language Teaching

Current, comprehensive, and authoritative, this text gives language teachers and researchers, both a set of conceptual tools with which to think and talk about creativity in language teaching and a wealth of practical advice about ...

Author: Rodney H. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317550471

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 264

View: 116

Current, comprehensive, and authoritative, this text gives language teachers and researchers, both a set of conceptual tools with which to think and talk about creativity in language teaching and a wealth of practical advice about principles and practices that can be applied to making their lessons more creative. Providing an overview of the nature of creativity and its role in second language education, it brings together twenty prominent language teachers and researchers with expertise in different aspects of creativity and teaching contexts to present a range of theories on both creative processes and how these processes lead to creative practices in language teaching. Unique in the field, the book takes a broader and more critical look at the notion of creativity in language learning, exploring its linguistic, cognitive, sociocultural and pedagogic dimensions. Structured in four sections— theoretical perspectives, creativity in the classroom, creativity in the curriculum, and creativity in teacher development—each chapter is supplemented by Questions for Discussion and Suggestions for Further Research. Its accessible style makes the book relevant as both a course text and a resource for practicing teachers.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

I Believe in Unicorns

I Believe in Unicorns

Ignite creative thinking and the cognitive processes associated with it in this imaginative book.

Author: Bob Stanish

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 9781882664436

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 706

Take your students on an imagination journey! Filled with thrilling activities that build creativity in your students, I Believe in Unicorns is a must-have for teachers interested in encouraging imaginative thinking. Get an elephant down from a tree, build a monstrous (and odorous) "smelt," evaluate the job performance of an octopus who moonlights as a lifeguard, or remove a porcupine from your lunchbox! Activities like these will challenge your students' creativity and imagination. I Believe in Unicorns offers fun, exciting activities designed to encourage creativity and imagination among children in grades K–4. Written by a master of creativity teaching, this book offers activities that strengthen the skills essential for creative thought—fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. This book was meant to be torn apart! Each student activity page was designed for duplication so that it can be used by individuals or the entire class. Mix these activities in with other classroom learning projects. Most of the adventures involve writing, however, it is important that open-ended discussion and brainstorming be frequently incorporated into these activities.
Categories: Education

Creative Teaching

Creative Teaching

Learning with Style David Starbuck. Also available from Continuum Classroom
Starters and Plenaries, Kate Brown The Creative Teaching and Learning Toolkit,
Brin Best and Will Thomas The Creative Teaching and Learning Resource Book,
 ...

Author: David Starbuck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441103987

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 328

Find out how you can be more creative and encourage more creativity from your students without having to put in hours of extra preparation. This concise, practical guide will help you to gain the confidence to move out of your comfort zone and take some risks, in order to meet the needs of students with a variety of learning styles and needs. This updated edition of Creative Teaching includes practical activities and a variety of strategies to help you to plan exciting, pupil-centred lessons that are easy to integrate into your schemes of work. There is new material on: • independent learning - offering a clear framework for design, delivery and assessment of lessons• transforming the ethos of the school to a positive, creative one• the companion website - offering printable or downloadable checklists, questionnaires and templates. Along with adaptable action plans for improving both your classroom and whole-school ethos, this book creates a cohesive picture of how teachers can make learning easier and more enjoyable for themselves and their pupils.
Categories: Education

Towards Creative Teaching

Towards Creative Teaching

A truly comprehensive resource book for Steiner-Waldorf class teachers

Author: Martyn Rawson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0863159613

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 509

A truly comprehensive resource book for Steiner-Waldorf class teachers
Categories: Education

Creative Teacher 2 E BOOK

Creative Teacher 2 E  BOOK

We also wanted to incorporate feedback from other teachers who have reviewed
the book and/or asked us to include specific ideas. This book is meant as a one-
stop resource for teachers who need immediate ideas to make their curriculum ...

Author: Steve Springer

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071839655

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 767

Give your lesson plans a jolt of creativity and get better results from your students. Winner of a Teacher's Choice Award! To keep your students engaged in the classroom, you have to get them excited about learning. From the authors of The Organized Teacher, this award-winning resource offers hundreds of creative ideas to reenergize your lesson plans for any subject, across all grades (K−6)—from waking up the tired book report to making math fun. Just a few of the ideas inside The Creative Teacher, Second Edition: "I woke up five inches tall" and other quick-start creative-writing prompts How-it-works science experiments with electricity, ice cream, volcanoes--even how to make flubber Enthusiasm-generating math tools—from clock and fraction templates to creating your own money . . . and more! This new edition has been revised to align with the Common Core Standards and boasts a new CD-ROM with many pages of reproducible content including worksheets, project ideas, templates for journal pages, and more. From submarine sandwich book reports to graphic organizers to help incorporating writing into math curriculum, The Creative Teacher, Second Edition, has ideas and materials to add zing to your classroom plans as you incorporate the Common Core Standards.
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Creativity and Critical Thinking

Creativity and Critical Thinking

Best, B. and Thomas, W. (2008a) The Creative Teaching and Learning Resource
Book, London and New York: Continuum International Publishing. Best, B. and
Thomas, W. (2008b) 'The Creativity Web', Learning & Teaching Update, May.

Author: Steve Padget

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136182655

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 979

What do we mean by creativity? What is the link between creativity and critical thinking? How can creativity and critical thinking be incorporated into classroom practice and what are the benefits for students? Creativity and critical thinking are central to effective teaching and learning and have a significant impact on students’ attainment, engagement, attendance and behaviour. This book draws on recent research and policy to provide teachers with a clear framework for understanding creativity and critical thinking and practically demonstrates how they can be incorporated into classroom practice. Bringing together an expert team of contributors with a wide-range of experience of bringing creative approaches into the classroom the book includes: an analysis of the issues associated with creativity and critical thinking clear guidance on how schools can develop dynamic thinking and creative learning strategies and use them with all learners advice on using external agencies to bring the creative perspective into schools case studies alongside examples of current activities and practice in schools links to resources and organisations who can offer support. Providing clear guidance on the underpinning theory and policy and drawing upon current initiatives in schools, this book is essential reading for trainee and practising teachers that want to provide the best possible learning experience for their students.
Categories: Education

The Geography Teacher s Handbook

The Geography Teacher s Handbook

Explains the principles of creative teaching and learning, with lots of examples of
lesson activities. —(2008), The Creative Teaching & Learning Resource Book.
London: Continuum International Publishing. • Over 100 practical lesson
activities ...

Author: Brin Best

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441154798

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 910

Containing everything a new or improving geography teacher could wish to know, this book provides step-by-step guidance on creating outstanding learning opportunities that prepare students for life, as well as for success in their examinations. Award-winning author and former head of geography Brin Best brings a wealth of experience and a unique blend of rigour and practicality to the subject, presenting fresh, exciting and creative ideas on how to get the most from your geography lessons. The book contains advice on everything from planning schemes of work and lessons, making the most of opportunities for learning outside the classroom and available ICT to cross-curricular links, thinking skills and examples of best practice. With reflective questions and activities, scores of lesson stimuli and a host of useful links, this book is an essential addition to every geography teacher's toolkit.
Categories: Education

Teaching Physical Education Creatively

Teaching Physical Education Creatively

Teaching Physical Education Creatively provides knowledge and understanding in order to engage creatively with the primary Physical Education curriculum for both trainee teachers and qualified teachers.

Author: Angela Pickard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317702252

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Teaching Physical Education Creatively provides knowledge and understanding in order to engage creatively with the primary Physical Education curriculum for both trainee teachers and qualified teachers. It is full of ideas for developing the teaching of dance, games, gymnastics and outdoor and adventurous activities in an innovative and engaging manner. With an emphasis on developing creative teaching processes by building from children’s curiosity, imagination and need to explore and move, it forges clear links between research and practice, and offers suggestions for developing exciting, engaging new approaches to teaching physical education. Key topics explored include: Physical Competence and Physical Literacy Creative ways to develop the teaching of dance, games, gymnastics and outdoor and adventurous activities Developing understanding of space, speed and dynamics Creative lesson planning Inclusive approaches and aspects of differentiation Teaching Physical Education Creatively presents the theory and background necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of creative teaching and children’s learning. Packed with practical guidance and inspiration for lively, enjoyable physical education, it is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in initial teacher training, practicing teachers, and undergraduate students of physical education.
Categories: Education

Teaching English Creatively

Teaching English Creatively

Fully updated to reflect the changing UK curricula, the second edition of this popular text explores research-informed practices and offers new ideas to develop imaginatively engaged readers, writers, speakers and listeners.

Author: Teresa Cremin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317661849

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 691

What does it mean to teach English creatively to primary school children? Teaching English Creatively encourages and enables teachers to adopt a more creative approach to the teaching of English in the primary school. Fully updated to reflect the changing UK curricula, the second edition of this popular text explores research-informed practices and offers new ideas to develop imaginatively engaged readers, writers, speakers and listeners. Underpinned by theory and research, and illustrated throughout with examples of children’s work, it examines the core elements of creative practice and how to explore powerful literary, non-fiction, visual and digital texts creatively. Key themes addressed include: Developing creativity in and through talk and drama Creatively engaging readers and writers Teaching grammar and comprehension imaginatively and in context Profiling meaning and purpose, autonomy, collaboration and play Planning, reviewing and celebrating literacy learning Ensuring the creative involvement of the teacher Inspiring and accessible, Teaching English Creatively puts contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront and includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enrich English teaching. Written by an experienced author with extensive experience of initial teacher education and English teaching in the primary school, it’s an invaluable resource for any teacher who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.
Categories: Education

Creativity and Collaborative Learning

Creativity and Collaborative Learning

Throughout this book, internationally recognized education experts detail the powerful strategies made possible by cooperative/collaborative learning and provide practical guidelines for adapting curricula and instructional methods, ...

Author: Jacqueline S. Thousand

Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: 1557661588

Category: Apprentissage - Travail en équipe

Page: 420

View: 898

When the barriers created by traditional instruction are removed, all students are capable of helping each other to learn and grow - regardless of their background or cognitive ability. With this practical resource, instructors will learn how to capitalize on students' individual differences and promote the academic and social growth of every learner in the inclusive classroom. A wealth of research-based teaching strategies, sample lesson plans, illustrative case studies, and hands-on instructional materials are provided to help educators meet their students' varying educational and psychological needs. Throughout this book, internationally recognized education experts detail the powerful strategies made possible by cooperative/collaborative learning and provide practical guidelines for adapting curricula and instructional methods, developing peer-mediated teaching systems, organizing peer mediation programs, facilitating friendships and peer connections, and enhancing creative thinking among students and colleagues. This fundamental reference will help educators, administrators, and classroom support personnel provide each student in the inclusive classroom with a quality education and the experience they need to build successful careers, communities, friendships, and families.
Categories: Apprentissage - Travail en équipe

Holistic Education Resource Book

Holistic Education Resource Book

Author: Peter Schreiner

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 383096451X

Category: Christian education

Page:

View: 397

The book comes out of the ecumenical movement and is one outcome of the Holistic Education Study Process of the World Council of Churches. It contributes to a dialogue between education philosophy and religious education, spiritual education and the search for peace and justice, reconciliation and healing as a yearning of all human beings.
Categories: Christian education