The Important Bits
Author: Richard Parsons
Publisher: Coordination Group Publication
Provides a revision summary of the key topics children need to understand for their Science SATS. This book, suitable for final preparation ahead of the exams, covers the core content of the course in an easy to follow style. It is aimed at helping children boost their SATS score right up to the very last minute before the tests.
Complete Curriculum for Grades 5 to 7
Author: Anna Burago
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
Early middle school is a great time for children to start their mathematical circle education. This time is a period of curiosity and openness to learning. The thinking habits and study skills acquired by children at this age stay with them for a lifetime. Mathematical circles, with their question-driven approach and emphasis on creative problem-solving, have been rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. The circles expose children to the type of mathematics that stimulates development of logical thinking, creativity, analytical abilities and mathematical reasoning. These skills, while scarcely touched upon at school, are in high demand in the modern world. This book contains everything that is needed to run a successful mathematical circle for a full year. The materials, distributed among 29 weekly lessons, include detailed lectures and discussions, sets of problems with solutions, and contests and games. In addition, the book shares some of the know-how of running a mathematical circle. The curriculum, which is based on the rich and long-standing Russian math circle tradition, has been modified and adapted for teaching in the United States. For the past decade, the author has been actively involved in teaching a number of mathematical circles in the Seattle area. This book is based on her experience and on the compilation of materials from these circles. The material is intended for students in grades 5 to 7. It can be used by teachers and parents with various levels of expertise who are interested in teaching mathematics with the emphasis on critical thinking. Also, this book will be of interest to mathematically motivated children. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession.
Achieving Early Years Teacher Status
Author: Leonie Abrahamson
Publisher: Learning Matters
This is a clear, comprehensive, systematic and practical guide to achieving Early Years Teacher Status and meeting the EYT Standards and requirements.
42 mostly harmless pages of numeracy questions covering all the topics you have to do in Reception
Author: William Hartley
Publisher: Co-Ordination Group Publications
Containing Numeracy practice for Year 1 of Primary School, this book contains several quick-fire questions to test children's knowledge. It is part of a set of quick-practice books for the whole of Primary School from Reception to Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. It is ideal for working through at home to supplement school Numeracy lessons.
Author: CGP Books,Heather Gregson,Rachel Grocott,Sabrina Robinson,Rebecca Tate
Category: English language
KS2 English: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Study Book
Author: National Science Resources Center of the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution
Publisher: National Academies Press
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.
How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School
Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Finally, homeschoolers have a comprehensive guide to designing a homeschool curriculum, from one of the country's foremost homeschooling experts. , Rebecca Rupp presents a structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school. Based on the traditional pre-K through 12th-grade structure, Home Learning Year by Year features: The integral subjects to be covered within each grade Standards for knowledge that should be acquired by your child at each level Recommended books to use as texts for every subject Guidelines for the importance of each topic: which knowledge is essential and which is best for more expansive study based on your child's personal interests Suggestions for how to sensitively approach less academic subjects, such as sex education and physical fitness From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Kate Ashcroft,David Palacio
Publisher: Psychology Press
This guide gives an overview of the curriculum arrangements which took effect in August 1995. The book outlines the main changes to the original National Curriculum and gives examples of ways to teach the new curriculum, together with enquiry tasks to take the teacher forward. It also covers each of the subjects of the revised National Curriculum, locating them within a context of whole curriculum planning. Looking at issues of differentiation, the book explores those additional elements of the curriculum, such as cross curricular themes and drama, that primary schools will wish to cover.
Enhancing academic practice
Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.
Author: Alice Hansen,Diane Vaukins
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.
Author: William Hartley
Publisher: Co-Ordination Group Publications
Containing Numeracy practice for Year 3 of Primary School, this book offers quick-fire questions to test children's knowledge. Part of a set of quick-practice books for the whole of Primary School, from Reception to Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, it comes with answers. It is useful for working through at home to supplement school Numeracy lessons.
The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education
Author: Elena Bodrova,Deborah Leong
Publisher: Prentice Hall
As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky's theories, neo-Vygotskians' findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development. Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, and primary grades and on supporting those accomplishments, and elaborations of Vygotsky's ideas from neo-Vygotskians from Russia. FEATURES: Written for the beginning student, the book provides a clear discussion of Vygotskian principles including...a historical overview and a complete chapter on the "Zone of Proximal Development," (ZPD). Each section of the book builds on the other...framework, strategies, and applications of the Vygotskian approach. The work of Vygotsky is compared in a fair and balanced way with the work of Piaget. Examples and activities have been class-tested in a variety of classroom environments including a Head Start program, private preschool, and in the Denver Public Schools.
Author: Hachette UK
Publisher: Hodder Education
Category: Study Aids
Compute-IT will help you deliver innovative lessons for the new Key Stage 3 Computing curriculum with confidence, using resources and meaningful assessment produced by expert educators. With Compute-IT you will be able to assess and record students' attainment and monitor progression all the way through to Key Stage 4. Developed by members of Computing at School, the national subject association for Computer Science, and a team of Master Teachers who deliver CPD through the Network of Excellence project funded by the Department for Education, Compute-IT provides a cohesive and supportive learning package structured around the key strands of Computing. Creative and flexible in its approach, Compute-IT makes Computing for Key Stage 3 easy to teach, and fun and meaningful to learn, so you can: Follow well-structured and finely paced lessons along a variety of suggested routes through Key Stage 3 Deliver engaging and interesting lessons using a range of files and tutorials provided for a range of different programming languages Ensure progression throughout Key Stage 3 with meaningful tasks underpinned by unparalleled teacher and student support Assess students' work with confidence, using ready-prepared formative and summative tasks that are mapped to meaningful learning outcomes and statements in the new Programme of Study Creative and flexible in its approach, Compute-IT makes Computing for Key Stage 3 easy to teach, and fun and meaningful to learn. This is the first title in the Compute-IT course, which comprises three Student's Books, three Teacher Packs and a range of digital teaching and learning resources delivered through Dynamic Learning.