What Does This Look Like in the Classroom?: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice

Author: Robin Macpherson,Carl Hendrick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943920716

Category: Education

Page: 240

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"More research-based teaching" is the cure-all answer so many people give when asked how we can most effectively improve education today. Every year thousands of research papers are published, some of which contradict each other. Schools that adopt and drop new reforms with every new research fad find themselves wasting resources and burning out. How can school leaders discern which trends are essential to school improvement? How can busy educators know which research is worth investing time in? What does the research look like in a real classroom, practiced by a real teacher? In this thorough, enlightening, and comprehensive book, Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson ask 18 of today's leading educational thinkers to distill the most up-to-date research into effective classroom practice in 10 of the most important areas of teaching. Brought to an American audience for the first time, it's an indispensable primer for every teacher and school leader who wants to practice what good research says really works. Contributors: Contributors Assessment, Grading and Feedback: Dylan Wiliam & Daisy Christodoulou Behavior: Tom Bennett & Jill Berry; Classroom Talk and Questioning: Martin Robinson & Doug Lemov Learning Myths: David Didau & Pedro de Bruyckere Motivation: Nick Rose & Lucy Crehan Psychology and Memory: Paul Kirschner & Yana Weinstein Special Educational Needs: Jarlath O Brien & Maggie Snowling Technology: Jose Picardo & Neelam Parmar Reading and Literacy: Alex Quigley & Dianne Murphy
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Thrive

In Your First Three Years in Teaching

Author: Martha Boyne,Emily Clements,Ben Wright

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178583326X

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Martha Boyne, Emily Clements and Ben Wright’s Thrive: In your first three years in teaching equips trainee secondary school teachers with the know-how to lay the foundations for a successful career in teaching, long after the challenging first few years are over. Martha, Emily and Ben are thriving teachers. In Thrive they share their personal experiences and demonstrate how you too can thrive during the tricky training year, the daunting NQT year and the crucial RQT year. Using their collective insights, and plenty of evidence-informed strategies and advice, they detail how you can get to grips with the classroom basics – from behaviour management and lesson planning to differentiation and providing for SEND – and effectively continue your professional development. This book is not just a survival manual to help teachers get through their first three years in teaching. Nor is it an academic text that has been written by authors who have only a distant memory of what it takes to stand in front of a class of teenagers for the first time. Thrive is something very different. It gives both the aspiring and the newly qualified the support and guidance to become a thriving teacher, and has been co-authored by three recently qualified teachers who in this book invest their passion and practical knowledge to inspire and inform others who want to pursue enjoyable and rewarding careers in teaching. Thrive is divided into three parts – specifically detailing what can be expected in the training year, NQT year and RQT year respectively – with the authors’ commentary threaded throughout to demonstrate how the ideas discussed can be successfully put into practice. Their accounts are also complemented by expert advice from two people who are at the very top of their profession, Lianne Allison and Dr Simon Thompson, who provide wider perspectives drawn from a wealth of teaching experience. Forty of the book’s forty-six chapters begin with a checklist outlining what a developing teacher is expected to do, and each chapter ends with a to-do list that can be used as a quick reference point to structure the strategies implemented. These to-do lists are also followed by lists of suggested further reading so that readers can delve deeper into topics and fields of research that they find particularly interesting or relevant. Furthermore, the book offers helpful counsel on choosing the best training route as well as an in-depth analysis of the change in priorities for busy teachers as they progress: encouraging constant reflection, outlining potential pathways and emphasising the importance of evidence-based practice and how new teachers can, and should, incorporate this into their teaching. Rooted in practical strategies and innovative ideas, Thrive is the essential guide for trainee secondary school teachers and teacher trainers.
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Responsive Teaching

Cognitive Science and Formative Assessment in Practice

Author: Harry Fletcher-Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351583867

Category: Education

Page: 156

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This essential guide helps teachers refine their approach to fundamental challenges in the classroom. Based on research from cognitive science and formative assessment, it ensures teachers can offer all students the support and challenge they need – and can do so sustainably. Written by an experienced teacher and teacher educator, the book balances evidence-informed principles and practical suggestions. It contains: A detailed exploration of six core problems that all teachers face in planning lessons, assessing learning and responding to students. Effective practical strategies to address each of these problems across a range of subjects. Useful examples of each strategy in practice and accounts from teachers already using these approaches. Checklists to apply each principle successfully and advice tailored to teachers with specific responsibilities. This innovative book is a valuable resource for new and experienced teachers alike who wish to become more responsive teachers. It offers the evidence, practical strategies and supportive advice needed to make sustainable, worthwhile changes.
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Exam Literacy

A guide to doing what works (and not what doesn't) to better prepare students for exams

Author: Jake Hunton

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785833545

Category: Education

Page: 240

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In Exam Literacy: A guide to doing what works (and not what doesn't) to better prepare students for exams, Jake Hunton focuses on the latest cognitive research into revision techniques and delivers proven strategies which actually work. Foreword by Professor John Dunlosky. ‘Read, highlight, reread, repeat ...’ – if such a revision cycle sounds all too wearily familiar, you and your students need a better route to exam success. And in light of the recent decision to make all subjects at GCSE linear, so that students will be tested in one-off sittings, it will be even more important that students are well equipped to acquire and recall key content ahead of their exams. In this wide-ranging guide to effective exam preparation, Jake Hunton casts a careful eye over a wide range of research into revision techniques and details the strategies which have been proven to deliver the best results. With plenty of practical suggestions and subject-specific examples, Exam Literacy provides teachers with user-friendly advice on how they can make the content they cover stick, and shares up-to-date, evidence-based information on: the nature of learning and the various types of memory; how to improve students’ retention of knowledge and recall of content; why popular revision techniques, such as rereading, highlighting and summarising, may not be as effective as you think; how revision strategies that have been identified as being more effective – such as interleaving, elaborative interrogation, self-explanation and retrieval practice – can be embedded into day-to-day teaching; and how students can be encouraged to make use of these winning strategies when revising independently. The book also shows how the proven revision strategies which Jake details could work alongside subject content, and explores the overlap between the use of revision strategies in and out the classroom – suggesting ways to fill any learning gaps. As an additional focus, Jake discusses why teachers may be better off delivering their own revision (or ‘revisiting’) strategies as part of the normal flow of their teaching of the curriculum rather than resorting to after-school revision sessions or outsourcing to revision companies. Suitable for all teachers looking to improve their students’ exam results.
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Teaching Business, Economics and Enterprise 14-19

Author: Helena Knapton,Jamila Gurjee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351696386

Category: Education

Page: 156

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This book provides core knowledge and guidance for successful teaching in Business, Economics and Enterprise Education, and is based on the most up-to-date requirements. Written by experts with expertise in delivering business education in teacher training, further education, and secondary schools, it explores the nature of each subject in relation to the curriculum and offers subject-specific pedagogy to help develop teaching skills and confidence within the classroom. Including case studies and reflective questions in every chapter, the book covers the key topics across the subjects such as: Financial literacy Planning for the delivery of academic and vocational subjects The value of different qualifications and business and industry links Strategies for successful differentiation Assessment and pupil progression Teaching Business, Economics and Enterprise 14-19 is a vital resource for training or newly qualified teachers looking to deliver excellent teaching that will inspire their students and lead to successful learning.
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Bridging Literacy and Equity

The Essential Guide to Social Equity Teaching

Author: Althier M. Lazar,Patricia Ann Edwards,Gwendolyn Thompson McMillon

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807753475

Category: Education

Page: 146

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Extraordinary K–12 teachers show us what social equity literacy teaching looks like and how it advances children's achievement. Chapters identify six key dimensions of social equity teaching that can help teachers see their students' potential and create conditions that will support their literacy development. Serving students well depends on understanding relationships between race, class, culture, and literacy; the complexity and significance of culture; and the culturally situated nature of literacy. It also requires knowledge of culturally responsive practices, such as collaborating with and learning from caregivers, using cultural referents, enacting critical and transformative literacy practices, and seeing the capacities of English Language Learners and children who speak African American Language.
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Bridging the English Learner Achievement Gap

Essential Lessons for School Leaders

Author: Ray Garcia

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772283

Category: Education

Page: 209

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In spite of decades of school reform, the achievement gap between English learners and English-proficient students has narrowed little. This book introduces the Sustainability Frameworka step-by-step process that will help educators at all levels increase school attendance and academic success for ELL students. This reform-navigation tool identifies patterns and trends in the deployment of a reform and subsequently allows leaders to make necessary adjustments to extend, accelerate, or terminate a given reform. Bridging the English Learner Achievement Gap offers a compelling, research-grounded way for schools with a substantial ELL population to successfully accommodate their students.
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Mathematics Curriculum Topic Study

Bridging the Gap Between Standards and Practice

Author: Page Keeley,Cheryl M. Rose

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452208743

Category: Education

Page: 256

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The Curriculum Topic Study (CTS) process provides a professional development strategy that links mathematics standards and research to curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
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Families and Poverty

Everyday life on a low income

Author: Daly, Mary,Kelly, Grace

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447318862

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The recent radical cutbacks of the welfare state in the UK have meant that poverty and income management continue to be of great importance for intellectual, public and policy discourse. Written by leading authors in the field, the central interest of this innovative book is the role and significance of family in a context of poverty and low-income. Based on a micro-level study carried out in 2011 and 2012 with 51 families in Northern Ireland, it offers new empirical evidence and a theorisation of the relationship between family life and poverty. Different chapters explore parenting, the management of money, family support and local engagement. By revealing the ordinary and extraordinary practices involved in constructing and managing family and relationships in circumstances of low incomes, the book will appeal to a wide readership, including policy makers.
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