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Books for secondary schools exploring issues around climate change, environment and sustainability.
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A selection of the best books to support secondary subject teaching, chosen by our team of curriculum specialists.
In recent years the emphasis has shifted away from a focus on pedagogy (the how of teaching) and towards curriculum (the what of teaching). Ofsted's revised inspection framework reflects this shift, and their plans to -deep dive- into subject areas - meaning that teachers and department heads now need a much greater understanding of curricular structures - leave many educators having to think about their subject in new ways.
Worried about teaching natural selection, submicroscopic particle models or circuits? Keith S. Taber explores a range of issues faced in secondary science teaching and discusses strategies for teaching the nature of scientific knowledge, making practical work effective and challenging gifted young scientists.
Designing a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme can be daunting. Whether you are looking to better your own practice or coach your colleagues, it can be hard to know where to start. But don't worry, the Bloomsbury CPD Library is here to help! Divided into two unique sections, Teach Yourself and Train Others, this book is perfect for individual teachers, middle leaders and those looking to introduce whole-school CPD training programmes.
Making Every Science Lesson Count: Six Principles to Support Great Science Teaching goes in search of answers to the fundamental question that all science teachers must ask: 'What can I do to help my students become the scientists of the future?' Writing in the practical, engaging style of the award-winning Making Every Lesson Count, Shaun Allison returns with an offering of gimmick-free advice that combines the time-honoured wisdom of excellent science teachers with the most useful evidence from cognitive science. The book is underpinned by six pedagogical principles - challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning - and provides simple, realistic classroom strategies that will help teachers make abstract ideas more concrete and practical demonstrations more meaningful. It also points a sceptical finger at the fashions and myths that have pervaded science teaching over the past decade or so - such as the belief that students can make huge progress in a single lesson and the idea that learning is speedy, linear and logical.Instead, Shaun advocates an approach of artful repetition and consolidation and shows you how to help your students develop their conceptual understanding of science over time.Making Every Science Lesson Count is for new and experienced science teachers alike. It does not pretend to be a magic bullet. It does not claim to have all the answers. Rather the aim of the book is to provide effective strategies designed to help you to bring the six principles to life, with each chapter concluding in a series of questions to inspire reflective thought and help you relate the content to your classroom practice. In an age of educational quick fixes, GCSE reform and ever-moving goalposts, this precise and timely addition to the Making Every Lesson Count series provides practical solutions to perennial problems and inspires a rich, challenging and evidence-informed approach to science teaching. Suitable for science teachers of students aged 11-16 years.
Enhancing Learning with Effective Practical Science begins with an exploration of the reasons why practical work is often less effective than it could be. It provides 72 full and clear lesson guides for effective practical lessons in biology, chemistry and physics for students aged between 11 and 16. Each lesson guide presents the practical work to be undertaken, the apparatus and materials required and the ideas to be explored. Health and safety issues are also covered.
The new edition of this extremely practical guide equips teachers with a huge number of strategies for improving pupils' mathematics and problem-solving skills in the classroom. Mike Ollerton shows how active learning, equipment based and surprise perspectives can bring mathematics alive. This edition includes a brand new chapter on 'strategies for teaching mathematics'. Brimming with useful tips and inspirational advice on every aspect of teaching mathematics, this book will prove essential reading for maths teachers everywhere.
This book contains ready-to-use, tried-and-tested lesson plans for engaging students aged 11-16 in the sciences using drama and role play techniques. How to increase students' interest and engagement in science is a challenge shared by teachers around the world. Designing effective science lesson plans using drama and role play requires expertise across two very different subject areas and, as a consequence, many science teachers find it difficult to incorporate this technique into their teaching. This book provides busy teachers with ready-made lesson plans for teaching the most dry and abstract scientific principles in a fun and novel way that really engages students. Drawing on and combining the knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics education specialists with drama education experts, this book covers topics taught widely in the sciences with pupils aged 11-16. The authors give a broad background to the value of drama and role play in the teaching of science, including a section summarising, for the non-drama specialist, the main techniques that will be used throughout the book.
This handbook is rich with practical advice on engaging and inspiring learners, and teachers, in geography lessons. 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. Each title in the Handbooks series is a comprehensive guide to preparing to teach, teaching with confidence and making the most of assessment in secondary schools.
This book provides a highly practical sourcebook for using ICT effectively in the Secondary classroom. Section One shows exactly how to use specific applications creatively for stimulating resources. Section Two applies these applications to classroom practice. The other areas covered include effective planning and how key skills can be addressed using ICT.The majority of ICT books do a reasonable job of explaining how applications work. However, they leave the educator with a mental leap to make: 'How can I make use of this?' Sometimes this challenge is too big and leads to lessons that lack rigour or, worse still, the teacher abandoning ICT completely. This book uses hands-on tasks to explain how to use ICT effectively and in an engaging way. Section One shows how to employ different ICT applications to create exciting resources. The focus is on showing the benefits of each tool and how they can be utilised by teachers in both their preparation and lesson delivery. After every section teachers will have created a useful and interesting resource that can be used and employed in other circumstances.Section two, applies these tools to classroom practice.
This resource contains 70 complete lesson plans with complementary worksheets for the students, specifically designed for GCSE level maths. This book contains 70 ready-to-use maths lessons suitable for the new GCSE Mathematics curriculum. The lesson plans contain objectives from both the D-G range and the A-C range to make them adaptable for different sets or for use in a mixed-ability context. Each lesson consists of a left-hand page for the teacher, outlining the structure of the lesson from a starter through to homework, and a right-hand photocopiable pupil worksheet to provide a setting in which pupils are encouraged to explore alternative methods and to describe and explain their ideas. Some lessons offer alternative routes through the curriculum such as practicing indices by solving radical equations, while others concentrate on difficult concepts, like appreciating that not all mathematical relationships are linear. The lessons focus on problem solving and putting maths into context, and are an essential resource for any busy teacher of maths GCSE.
The concept of deep learning, as opposed to surface learning, is being increasingly recognized by teachers and, here, Anne Watson and her colleagues use it in connection with enabling so-far low attaining students to recover their self-esteem and mathematical capabilities. This essential guide for mathematics teachers will help to change the focus from 'doing and finishing' to 'thinking and learning'.
Teaching and learning is a two-way street, and most teachers will tell you they learn so much from the pupils they teach. Nowhere is this more true than in the field of technology. Often the pupils come to school with a great knowledge of information technology than the teachers, with can be viewed as an opportunity or a threat depending on the viewpoint of the teacher. It is, in fact, a great opportunity for teachers and this book shows what the new generation of learners can bring to schools and how teachers can interpret what they observe in schools. It also gives suggestions on how to respond to the need to adapt teaching practices for a society where dealing with knowledge is a matter of negotiation and creativity.
#Since the Creative Partnerships programme began in 2002, it has helped almost 5,000 schools, 90,000 teachers and over 1 million young people to embrace creative learning. Those involved have seen notable improvements in achievement and in measurable aspects of personal development, such as attendance.
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New fiction and non-fiction highlights suitable for secondary school libraries.