Brilliant Teaching Assistant

What You Need to Know to Be a Truly Outstanding Teaching Assistant
Author: Louise Burnham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780273734420
Category: Education
Page: 222
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What does it really take to become a brilliant teaching assistant? Are you getting the most out of your current support role? Are you aware of the training and development opportunities available to you? How do you become more effective in the classroom? What can you do to take your career further? Brilliant Teaching Assistant answers these questions and many more. Outlining the key duties and responsibilities of the role, and illustrated with examples from practical contexts, Louise Burnham will show you how to shine in the classroom and focus on your continuing professional development to aim for the next step in your career in education. BRILLIANT OUTCOMES Understand the school curriculum, timetabling and planning Work more effectively with other school staff Learn what you can do to better support the pupils in your care

Brilliant Supply Teacher

What you need to know to be a truly outstanding teacher
Author: Laurence French
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1408284839
Category: Education
Page: 232
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What does it really take to become a brilliant teacher? As a supply teacher you will be faced with the unfamiliar. You may find yourself in a school that you have never been to before. The students may be strangers to you … and you to them, of course; subjects that you teach will not necessarily be your own specialisms; you may not have built up working relationships with the other staff. Faced with these challenges, prepare yourself for any eventuality with the help of Brilliant Supply Teacher. Through hints, tips and anecdotal advice Laurence French provides a practical guide to the day-to-day aspects of supply teaching to help make this important school role more enjoyable and fulfilling.

Brilliant Primary School Teacher

What You Need to Know to Be a Truly Outstanding Teacher
Author: Kevin Harcombe
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780273732501
Category: Education
Page: 248
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What does it really take to become a brilliant teacher? Award-winning teacher Kevin Harcombe draws on his 24 years in the classroom to help build your confidence through enlightening and reassuring advice and case studies taken directly from the chalkface. This book will become the companion you need to teach engaging lessons with impact, plan and assess effectively and focus on your career prospects and development. Learn how to work with colleagues to achieve results and build a positive environment for learning in your classroom, whilst focusing on what you can do become an outstanding teacher. BRILLIANT OUTCOMES Help all the learners in your classroom succeed through inclusive practice Listen to pupil voice to become a better classroom practitioner Shape your own future and think about the next steps in your teaching career whilst maintaining a work-life balance

How to be a Brilliant Trainee Teacher


Author: Trevor Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317478754
Category: Education
Page: 182
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How to be a Brilliant Trainee Teacher sets out clear and practical guidelines to support your training and enhance your teaching, moving you directly towards a real understanding of how and why pupils learn and how you can enhance your own progress. This second edition has been updated to offer you timely advice that has been drawn from the author’s extensive and successful personal experience as a teacher-trainer, teacher and examiner.? The book offers reassurance and support with the difficulties you might encounter through your training as a teacher. Why won’t Year 8 actually do anything? Why do we have to read all this theory? I know my pace and timing need improvement, but what do I actually do about it? Why haven’t I moved forward at all in the last four weeks? It does this by: ·????outlining strategies for organisation; ·??? exploring issues of personal development; ·??? demystifying areas often seen as difficult or complex; ·??? providing achievable and practical solutions; ·??? directly addressing anxieties. Although a practical book, at its heart lie essential principles about good teaching and learning. It is anecdotal and readable, and may be dipped into for innovative lesson ideas or read from cover to cover as a short, enjoyable course that discovers exciting teaching principles in successful, practical experience. How to be a Brilliant Trainee Teacher is ideal for secondary trainee teachers, but the underlying principles about what makes a brilliant trainee teacher are applicable to primary trainees too.

How to be a Brilliant Teacher Mentor

Developing outstanding trainees
Author: Trevor Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317478797
Category: Education
Page: 182
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How to be a Brilliant Mentor is an informal and accessible guide that provides ideas and reassurance to help support you in your work as a teacher training mentor. Written by experienced trainers, teachers and mentors, it brings together a wealth of expertise and research, offering clear and practical guidelines to enhance your mentoring, helping you to analyse your own practice and understand the complex and often ambiguous role of the mentor in school. The second edition includes new chapters on school-based training routes, dealing with their advantages and challenges, and on developing trainees through risk taking. All chapters have been updated to refer to the new National Standards for school-based initial teacher training (ITT) mentors.Offering practical strategies and direct problem-solving to help you move promising trainees quickly beyond mere competence, it explores: giving effective feedback emotional intelligence and developing and maintaining relationships collaborative working dealing with critical incidents developing reflective practice what to do if relationships break down the relationship between coaching and mentoring mentoring newly qualified teachers (NQTs) as well as trainees. Illustrated with the experiences of real trainees, How to be a Brilliant Mentor can be dipped into for innovative mentoring ideas or read from cover to cover as a short enjoyable course which will give you added confidence in your mentoring role. The book is a companion to How to be a Brilliant Trainee Teacher, also by Trevor Wright.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons


Author: Siegfried Engelmann,Phyllis Haddox,Elaine Bruner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671631985
Category: Education
Page: 395
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With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.

Achieving Outstanding Classroom Support in Your Secondary School

Tried and tested strategies for teachers and SENCOs
Author: Jill Morgan,Cheryl Jones,Sioned Booth-Coates
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317563514
Category: Education
Page: 114
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Achieving Outstanding Classroom Support in Your Secondary School shows how secondary school teachers and other school staff can work with Teaching Assistants to ensure that classroom support is maximised and an optimum working relationship is developed. Based on research taken directly from the classroom, all recommendations and guidelines explored in this book are based on the findings of those who have consulted Teaching Assistants about their work, in order to better understand the dynamics of classrooms where at least one of the adults present is supporting the other, directly or indirectly. Topics studied include: Understanding the roles and responsibilities of the Teaching Assistant What the research tells us about Teaching Assistants How to plan before the lesson How to involve the Teaching Assistant in the lesson How to provide feedback and advocacy for the Teaching Assistant after the lesson This accessible text provides a highly supportive framework to prompt teachers to be proactive and plan ahead for effective use of their Teaching Assistants in the classroom and will be of interest to all secondary teachers, SENCOs, heads of departments and school managers.

The Art of Being a Brilliant Classroom Assistant


Author: Gary Toward,Chris Henley,Andy Cope
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1785830589
Category: Education
Page: 192
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Based on the authors' combined 70 plus years of experience, The Art of Being a Brilliant Classroom Assistant by Andy Cope, Chris Henley and Gary Toward is packed full of creative tips, techniques and strategies for anyone with the crucial role of supporting kids' learning. There are many different names and acronyms for these amazing classroom practitioners: teaching assistants (TAs), learning support assistants (LSAs), cover supervisors, supply teachers, student mentors, higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs), learning partners - the list goes on. The title doesn’t matter but the quality of support, interaction and learning does. Whether you work one-to-one with individual children, support small groups or work with a whole class - and whether you work in a primary, secondary or special setting - this book is packed with ideas to enhance your practice so you can best support children’s learning, while looking out for your own well-being and enjoying your role. You can dip in for top tips, anecdotes, practical strategies and advice on every aspect of the role, as well as have a chuckle as you go. For example, did you know there is a patron saint for just about everything? There is even a patron saint of failures, Birgitta of Sweden, who presumably failed to impress Ofsted on more than one occasion. If you scour the list you'll find that every occupation has a nominated guardian looking after their well-being. That is, except one - classroom assistants. So, if there's nobody 'up there' cheering you on, you might need to find the resources within yourself - and Andy, Chris and Gary can help. Because, let's face it, working with youngsters isn't for the fainthearted is it? What do you do if you are sworn at? How do you engage a reluctant learner? What about safeguarding? How do you support children with SEND? How do you handle a challenging parent? How can you develop your career further? These topics, and a whole raft more, are woven into this book which will set you on the road to brilliance! It doesn't matter whether it's inspiration or new ideas you want - this book has a plethora of both. It may challenge your thinking, it may persuade you to do something different, and above all it will put you in serious danger of being brilliant at what you do. There's nothing more important or vital than the education and development of our youngsters: the mission of the Art of Being Brilliant series is to help all educators unlock their brilliance.

Brilliant Secondary School Teacher

What You Need to Know to Be a Truly Outstanding Teacher
Author: David Torn,Peter Bennett
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780273735649
Category: Education
Page: 212
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What does it really take to become a brilliant teacher? Cutting through theory to focus on the skills required for being a secondary school teacher in today’s classrooms, Brilliant Secondary School Teacher uses anecdotes and case studies and draws on the 15 years experience of an award-winning London teacher to help you understand what being a brilliant teacher is all about – and lets you know that through good habits and effective planning, this is an achievable goal. Taking you on the journey through your first lessons with your classes, establishing a rapport with your students, planning engaging lessons and managing behaviour, to meaningful assessment, the role of the form tutor and thinking about the next steps in your career, look no further for expert advice on becoming a brilliant teacher. BRILLIANT OUTCOMES Establish rapport from the outset to help your students learn Manage challenging behaviour with confidence Plan lessons based on ‘pupil voice’ Focus on the next steps in your teaching career

Brilliant Supply Teacher

What you need to know to be a truly outstanding teacher
Author: Laurence French
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1408284839
Category: Education
Page: 232
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What does it really take to become a brilliant teacher? As a supply teacher you will be faced with the unfamiliar. You may find yourself in a school that you have never been to before. The students may be strangers to you … and you to them, of course; subjects that you teach will not necessarily be your own specialisms; you may not have built up working relationships with the other staff. Faced with these challenges, prepare yourself for any eventuality with the help of Brilliant Supply Teacher. Through hints, tips and anecdotal advice Laurence French provides a practical guide to the day-to-day aspects of supply teaching to help make this important school role more enjoyable and fulfilling.

Drama High

The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater
Author: Michael Sokolove
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1594632804
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 356
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Describes the astounding success of the theater program at Harry S Truman High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania, under the direction of gifted teacher Lou Volpe.

The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Effective Interaction

How to maximise your practice
Author: Paula Bosanquet,Julie Radford,Rob Webster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317517172
Category: Education
Page: 130
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The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Effective Interaction is the definitive guide to teaching assistant-pupil interaction and an invaluable professional development tool for classroom support staff and the teachers who work with them. The authors’ research and development work with schools has highlighted the need for specific, practical guidance on the role of the teaching assistant. This highly practical and accessible book sets out a role for teaching assistants that focuses on developing pupils’ independence and ownership of learning. Based on a classroom-tested framework, and covering the main contexts in which teaching assistants work, it includes practical strategies and reflective activities to help you improve the support you provide to pupils in everyday settings. This book will help you to: Improve your interactions with pupils Understand the principles behind effective classroom talk Carefully scaffold pupils’ learning Work effectively in collaboration with teachers Support the Assessment for Learning process Support group work and collaborative tasks Deliver intervention programmes. This book is an essential read for all teaching assistants. It will also be of interest to school leaders, SENCos and teachers, in both primary and secondary schools, who wish to improve their use of teaching assistants and their own interactions with pupils.

Brilliant Trainee Teacher


Author: Denise Smith
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780273732464
Category: Education
Page: 267
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What does it really take to become a brilliant teacher? Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers you can choose – so make sure you leave nothing to chance as you embark on your journey towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Brilliant Trainee Teacheris your practical guide to gaining the skills, knowledge and experience you need to become a successful practitioner and begin your teaching career. Identify the best route into teaching for you, secure a place on the course you want, manage your workload, shine during your teaching placements and achieve great results both in the classroom and on your assignments. BRILLIANT OUTCOMES Excel during your teacher training course Obtain QTS with confidence Secure your first post as a fully-fledged classroom teacher

The Art of Being a Brilliant Teacher


Author: Gary Toward,Chris Henley,Andy Cope,Amy Bradley
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1845909496
Category: Education
Page: 224
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Teaching is an art; with the right techniques, guidance, skills and practise teachers can masterfully face any situation the classroom could throw at them. With their fresh perspectives, sage advice and a hint of silliness, Andy, Chris and Gary show teachers how to unleash their brilliance. For any teacher who has ever had a class that are angels for colleagues but Lucifer incarnate as soon as they cross the threshold of their classroom? Or who realised too late that their best-laid lesson plans were doomed from the start? Or who had their energy and enthusiasm sapped by a mood-hoovering staffroom Grinch? Not a problem once they've mastered the art of being a brilliant teacher. With plenty of practical advice and top tips, this book will show them how.

An Attitude and Approach for Teaching Music to Special Learners


Author: Elise S. Sobol
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 147582842X
Category: Education
Page: 198
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An international handbook of inspirational wisdom for teaching music universally to enhance the learning potential in children of all ages, backgrounds, and capabilities, An Attitude and Approachfor Teaching Music to Special Learners is a most accessible relevant reference to facilitate lifelong student learning. Its usefulness is equally versatile for music educators and classroom teachers, administrators and curriculum designers, instructional leaders in higher education as well as for parents and caregivers. Backed by research and driven by author’s passionate commitment to affect a better global future for our children, text revisions include updates in educational law, criteria for designating disability categories, accommodations, standards, definitions, trends, and notice of the significant societal strides made in the visibility and educational expectations of our students with developmental disabilities including those with autism spectrum disorders. Classroom tested inclusive music teaching and critical thinking strategies impact student success across the curriculum to help students meet grade level expectations for English Language Arts, science, social studies, and mathematics.

Brilliant Headteacher

What You Need to Know to be a Truly Outstanding Headteacher
Author: Iain Erskine
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780273735946
Category: Education
Page: 212
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What does it really take to become a brilliant headteacher? Take the next step in your career with confidence as Iain Erskine explores the qualities and skills required to shine in the role of headteacher.

Making the Leap

Moving from deputy to head
Author: Jill Berry
Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785831739
Category: Education
Page: 160
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In Making the Leap, Dr Jill Berry offers practical advice which will be invaluable to anyone considering headship, drawing on her personal experience, her doctoral research and her extensive reading on the subject. Are you considering headship? Are you looking for advice about whether that would be a good career move for you? Maybe you’re applying for roles, or have secured one and are wondering how to manage the transition. Jill believes that the qualities that make you a good teacher are closely related to those which will serve you well in leadership. Every teacher is, in fact, a leader of learning within their own classroom. As your career progresses and you move from one leadership role to another, your sphere of influence gradually grows. You will have the chance to learn, to grow, to prove yourself. You will make mistakes and survive them. Headship is demanding, but it is also extremely rewarding: this book will encourage you to be clear-sighted about the challenges and responsibilities that lie ahead. Managing the transition from deputy to first-time headship successfully will ensure that you are on the most positive trajectory as you continue your leadership journey. In Jill’s experience, new heads often ask themselves similar questions. How can I balance the two roles as I begin to hand over my senior leader responsibilities and, at the same time, begin to assume the mantle of the head? How can I establish the most positive and productive relationship with the outgoing head, so that confidence is maintained and the school is energised, rather than threatened, by the change of school leader? How can I ensure the early months and years of headship are as successful as possible, so that the school develops and grows even stronger under my leadership? This book will answer all those questions and more. Suitable for teachers, middle leaders and senior leaders who are considering school headship. Contents include: 1. Introduction: making the leap – why would you want to? Spheres of influence and what is distinctive about headship, my own experience, my research; 2. Applying for headship: key principles of making a successful application, deciding what to apply for, making a strong written application, preparing for and performing well at interview; 3. Managing the lead-in period: the challenges of finding the balance in the period between appointment and formally taking up the role, the developing relationship with your predecessor, the opportunities of the lead-in period, the challenges of the lead-in period, and sources of support and strategies; 4. The early months in post: ‘inheriting’ the role versus ‘inhabiting’ the role, learning to lead in a new context, navigating the differences between deputy headship and headship, continuing to build the bridge as you walk on it; 5. Established headship and beyond: moving beyond being the ‘new head’, making the most of the joy of headship, balance and sustainability, next steps?

An Exceptional Children's Guide to Touch

Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids
Author: McKinley Hunter Manasco
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857006592
Category: Psychology
Page: 72
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The rules of physical contact can be tricky to grasp and children with special needs are at a heightened risk of abuse. This friendly picture book explains in simple terms how to tell the difference between acceptable and inappropriate touch, thereby helping the child with special needs stay safe. Each story covers a different type of touch from accidental to friendly to hurtful and will help children understand how boundaries change depending on the context. It explores when and where it is okay to touch other people, when and where other people can touch you, why self touching sometimes needs to be private, and what to do if touch feels inappropriate. This book is an invaluable teaching resource and discussion starter for parents, teachers and carers working with children with special needs.

How to be an Outstanding Primary Teaching Assistant


Author: Emma Davie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472934628
Category: Education
Page: 160
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How to be an Outstanding Primary Teaching Assistant is packed full of advice, tips and strategies to help teaching assistants deliver outstanding support in the primary classroom. Written by an experienced teaching assistant, this book explores the diverse range of roles and responsibilities held by support staff in primary schools and provides guidance on how to tackle them successfully. It features tried-and-tested ideas that can be easily implemented and helps teaching assistants to build a toolbox of skills and strategies to support children throughout their school career, whatever their ability or need. This easy-to-use book includes creative advice on how best to assist the classroom teacher and the children they teach, including those with special educational needs, English as an additional language, or behavioural difficulties. It is an invaluable resource for newly qualified and more experienced teaching assistants.

The Secret Teacher

Dispatches from the Classroom
Author: Anon
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 1783351284
Category: Education
Page: 288
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I will teach them literature, poetry, culture. I will teach them The Waste Land! I will be the Best Teacher Who Has Ever Lived! Or so The Secret Teacher thinks. On his first day at an inner-city state school he gets nuked. The class he is made to cut his teeth on are an unruly mob stuffed with behavioural issues. There is: Milosz, who is put in detention for committing the sin of Onan with a Pritt Stick Kieran, the class rebel Donnie, a hard-working kid desperate for approval Mercedes, a volatile rude girl and Salim, who loves Bollywood and the number 5. Somehow, The Secret Teacher needs to enthuse this lot with a love of books. Or at least keep them sitting at their desks until the end of the lesson. And then he's got to deal with the Observations, marking, standardisations, book checks, OFSTED, Educational Consultants, spreadsheets, personal statements, school trips, strikes, class, race, love, death, birth, manhood, dry cleaning, the end of literary culture, the end of the Old World, the whole shebang ... In this vivid account of his first few years in the classroom, The Secret Teacher grapples with the complicated questions of how to teach, how we learn - and how little he actually knows. He celebrates the world's greatest stories, the extraordinary teachers he has worked with, and the kids: bolshy, bright, funny and absolutely electric. The result is a book brimful of wit, insight and tenderness.