Reviews: Teaching plans

15 reviews found for "Teaching plans"
Book review : 100 ideas for teaching physical development
This is a book review of 100 ideas for teaching physical development by Simon Brownhill, published by Continuum in 2009, ISBN 9781847061935. It was reviewed by Margaret Simms of ProCEEd on behalf of ESCalate. This book is aimed at early years practitioners, in all types of settings, who support the physical development of children. It provides a range of off-the-peg activity solutions for encouraging children’s physical development. It...
Book review : A practical guide to teaching modern foreign languages in the secondary school (Routledge Teaching Guides)
This is a book review A practical guide to teaching modern foreign languages in the secondary school edited by Norbert Pachler, Ana Redondo and part of the Routledge Teaching Guides series. It was published by Routledge in 2007, ISBN 0415393280 and reviewed for ESCalate by Mario Moya of the University of Bedfordshire. In recent years a growing number of books have been published in the field of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) pedagogy and...
Book review : Captivating your class : effective teaching skills
This is a book review of Captivating your class : effective teaching skills by Joanne Philpott, published by Continuum in 2009, ISBN 9781847062673. It was reviewed by Simon Atkinson of Sijen Education / Massey University, New Zealand on behalf of ESCalate. This book is structured around six sections; Enlivening A level teaching and learning, Creating independent students, Encouraging reflective learners, Extending students thinking, Revision, and...
Book review : Classroom starters and plenaries : creative ideas for use across the classroom
This is a book review of Classroom starters and plenaries : creative ideas for use across the classroom by Kate J. Brown, published by Continuum in 2009, ISBN 9781847065452. It was reviewed by Liane Purnell of Newman University College on behalf of ESCalate. Starters and plenaries are now established elements of good lesson planning. A good starter gets a class engaged right from the word go, challenges and motivates students and sets a positive...
Book review : Creative teaching and learning resource book
This is a book review of Creative teaching and learning resource book by Brin Best and Will Thomas, published by Continuum in 2009, ISBN 9780826483768. It was reviewed by Margaret Simms of ProCEEd on behalf of ESCalate. This is a book for teachers who already manifest effective teaching and learning strategies, and who are keen to try out new practical strategies designed to enhance creative teaching and learning experiences. The authors...
Book review : Early childhood : a guide for students
This is a book review of Early childhood : a guide for students edited by Tina Bruce and published by Sage in 2006, ISBN 9781412920766. It was reviewed by Margaret Simms of ProCEEd on behalf of ESCalate. Editor Tina Bruce has pulled together the work of well-respected professionals such as Wendy Russell, Janet Moyles, Tony Bertram, Chris Pascal, Kathy Goouch and prominent others. Early Childhood is indeed a guide for students: it is also an...
Book review : How to survive your first year in teaching
This is a book review of How to survive your first year in teaching (2nd ed.) by Sue Cowley, published by Continuum in 2008 ISBN 9781847064714. It was reviewed by Liane Purnell of Newman University College, on behalf of ESCalate. This book is divided into 6 parts: ‘getting started’, ‘you and your classroom’, ‘climbing the paper mountain’, ‘it’s all about people’, ‘just part of the job’ and ‘onwards and upwards’. To take just one of these, such...
Book review : Learning and teaching in primary schools
This is a book review of Learning and teaching in primary schools by Denis Hayes, published by Learning Matters in 2009, ISBN 781844452026. It was reviewed by Michael Carroll of the University of Glasgow on behalf of ESCalate. The essential message that underlies Hayes’ argument is that young people deserve to find their learning challenging, engaging and motivating, with some fun interjected, presenting opportunities for them to progress at a...
Book review : Learning and teaching in secondary schools
The second edition of “Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schools” has been written to take account of changes and developments within the 11-18 phases of the English education system and is directed towards students in training programmes leading to Qualified Teacher Status
Book review : Learning to teach religious education in the secondary school : a companion to school experience
This is a book review of Learning to teach religious education in the secondary school : a companion to school experience edited by L. Philip Barnes et al., published by Routledge in 2007, ISBN 9780415420464. It was reviewed by Stephen Parker on behalf of ESCalate. This 2nd edition text takes into account some of the changes in the subject, not least the growing popularity at A-level, by adding a further chapter on the practical challenges of...
Book review : Motivating your secondary class
This is a book review of Motivating your secondary class by Maurice Galton et al. and published by Sage in 2009, ISBN 9781847872609, It was reviewed by Liane Purnell of Newman University College on behalf of ESCalate. This book look at: ‘Why do so many pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 ‘switch off’ and make very little progress in the core subjects such as English and mathematics? What can teachers and schools do to improve pupils’ attitudes and...
Book review : Philosophy with teenagers
This is a book review of Philosophy with teenagers by Patricia Hannam and Eugenio Echeverria, published by Continuum in 2009, ISBN 9781855394667. It was reviewed by Robert Bowie of Canterbury Christ Church University on behalf of ESCalate. The book is divided into three parts. The first explores the history of the community of philosophical enquiry and the development of identity among adolescents. Part two focuses on hearing and responding to...
Book review : Primary science : teaching theory and practice, 4th ed
This is a book review of Primary science : teaching theory and practice, 4th ed., by John Sharp et al., published by Learning Matters in 2009, ISBN 9781844452798. It was reviewed by Tracy Wallis of the University of Wolverhampton on behalf of ESCalate. This book follows the familiar structure of the “Achieving QTS” series with each chapter beginning with an overview of the relevant Qualified Teacher Status standards, case studies, research...
Book review : Promoting effective group work in the primary classroom : a handbook for teachers and practitioners
This is book review of Promoting effective group work in the primary classroom : a handbook for teachers and practitioners by Ed Baines et al., published by Routledge in 2008, ISBN 9780415416870. It was reviewed by Mark Jenkins of the University of Winchester on behalf of ESCalate. The book is the result of a four year study known as the SPRinG project (Social and Pedagogical Research into Group Work). The research was based on pupils in the 5-14...
Book review: Building classroom success: eliminating academic fear and failure
This is a book review of Building classroom success: eliminating academic fear and failure by Andrew Martin, published by Continuum in 2010, ISBN 9781847065605. It was reviewed by Szerenke Kovacs of ESCalate at the University of Bristol. The book focuses on success, fear and failure in the classroom, and what teachers can do about them. The book is divided into 4 parts and 21 chapters. The author discusses achievement evolution, academic...