Teaching Children to Listen

A practical approach to developing children's listening skills
Author: Liz Spooner,Jacqui Woodcock
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441184090
Category: Education
Page: 144
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Increasing numbers of children find it a challenge to stay focused on a task and follow even simple instructions in the classroom. Teaching Children to Listen outlines a whole-school approach to improving listening skills. It begins by looking at why listening skills are important and how to overcome barriers to achieving them, before pinpointing the behaviours that children need to learn in order to be a good listener. The book includes: The Listening Skills Rating Scale - a quick assessment, which will able you to rate children on each of the four rules of good listening. Advice on using these findings to inform individual education plans that focus on a specific area of difficulty. 40 activities, including games to target whole-class listening and exercises particularly suitable for the Early Years. Each activity sets out what equipment you need, tips for facilitating and ideas for differentiation. Perfect for children aged 3-11, all the games and ideas have been tried-and-tested, and have proved successful with children with a range of abilities, including those with special needs.

A-Z Of Teaching


Author: Savage, Jonathan,Fautley, Martin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335247008
Category: Education
Page: 238
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This is an informative, engaging and accessible book about teaching that covers a broad range of content without being superficial.

Early Years Second Language Education

International perspectives on theory and practice
Author: Sandie Mourão,Mónica Lourenço
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134507801
Category: Education
Page: 240
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The age for early language learning has dropped dramatically in the past decade to include children under 6 years old, yet very little published research exists to support the implementation of such programmes. Drawing on a synthesis of theory, research and practice, this edited volume makes an innovative contribution to literature concerning language education for very young children. It explores language learning in a wide range of geographical contexts with reference to second and foreign language learning, bilingualism and plurilingualism with children under the age of 6 years old. Chapters present discussion around teacher education, policy-making, international case studies, school and home-based projects, code switching and language use, and methodologies and approaches. Early Years Second Language Education: International perspectives on theory and practice will be essential reading for researchers, academics, teacher trainers, and post-graduate students in the fields of early years education, foreign and second language education, language didactics and teacher education.

Teaching Children to Listen in Primary Schools

A Practical Approach
Author: Liz Spooner,Jacqui Woodcock
Publisher: Featherstone
ISBN: 9781472965165
Category:
Page: 120
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Teaching Children to Listen in Primary Schools contains a wealth of interventions to improve listening skills across the school. It is perfect for classrooms where poor listening is an increasing barrier to teaching as the resultant distractible behaviour can make it difficult for the rest of the class to pay attention. Specialist speech and language therapists Liz Spooner and Jacqui Woodcock present activities to develop children's key listening skills, as well as a rating scale to assess pupils on each of the four rules of good listening - looking at the person who is talking; sitting still; staying quiet; and listening to all the words. They offer advice on using these findings to inform individual education plans. Liz and Jacqui also look at why listening is important and offer 40 games to encourage children to become good listeners. This practical guide not only contains photocopiable resources, assessment and teaching suggestions with clear and concise explanations from professionals who directly work with children on a daily basis, but it also pinpoints the behaviours that children need to learn in order to be good listeners. Teaching Children to Listen in Primary Schools is an invaluable resource for practically developing children's listening skills.For activities aimed specifically at Early Years children, check out Teaching Children to Listen in the Early Years.

Learning to Listen/listening to Learn

Teaching Listening Skills to Students with Visual Impairments
Author: Lizbeth A. Barclay
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 0891284915
Category: Listening
Page: 547
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Addresses "the systematic development of skills in listening for and interpreting auditory information. Listening skills are a crucial but often-overlooked area of instruction for children who are visually impaired and may have multiple disabilities; they relate to the expanded core curriculum for students and are essential to literacy, independent travel, and sensory and cognitive development." -- AFB website

A Practical Approach to Teaching Reading


Author: Dorothy Rubin
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205142156
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 500
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A Practical Approach to Teaching Reading, Second Edition presents the knowledge, skills, and strategies that preservice and inservice teachers need to become effective teachers of reading. The emphasis throughout is on having teachers help students become

Teaching Young Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders to Learn

A Practical Guide for Parents and Staff in Mainstream Schools and Nurseries
Author: Liz Hannah
Publisher: National Autistic Society
ISBN: 9781899280322
Category: Autistic children
Page: 116
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This wide-ranging, well-illustrated book offers all kinds of tried and tested strategies to help young people with autistic spectrum disorders develop and learn. Designed to be a really practical guide for nursery nurses, teachers and support staff in mainstream schools, as well as parents, the guide focuses on both work and play. 'Every parent, teacher or teaching assistant who supports a child with autistic tendencies should have a copy of this book.' Fiona Jukes, Learning Support Assistant This wide-ranging, well-illustrated book offers all kinds of tried and tested strategies to help young people with autistic spectrum disorders develop and learn. Designed to be a really practical guide for nursery nurses, teachers and support staff in mainstream schools, as well as parents, the guide focuses on both work and play and includes helpful guidance on numeracy and literacy.

Encouraging Positive Behaviour in the Early Years

A Practical Guide
Author: Collette Drifte
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412901369
Category: Education
Page: 98
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By offering clear guidance and plenty of suggested strategies, Drifte provides the reader with a framework for encouraging positive behavior from all young children.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Reading in the Early Years


Author: Ann Browne
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857023209
Category: Education
Page: 192
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`This is a clear, jargon-free analysis of current National Curriculum and National Literacy strategy documents, combined with sensible and creative suggestions for implementing them... The activities are imaginative, consistent and true to the author's ideal of a full and empowering critical literacy for all children' - Times Educational Supplement, Friday Magazine A Practical Guide to Teaching Reading in the Early Years meets the needs of student teachers on undergraduate and postgraduate teacher training courses. It addresses the English National Curriculum for Teacher Training as well as covering the curriculum requirements for young children. It will also be relevant to others who work in early years environments and who are concerned with developing reading in considered and knowledeagable ways.

Drama 3-5

A practical guide to teaching drama to children in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Author: Debbie Chalmers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317618076
Category: Education
Page: 138
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Would you like to offer constructive, creative and exciting new dramatic learning experiences to the children in your setting? The importance of using drama to promote active and creative learning in the early years is widely recognised, and this fully updated second edition of Drama 3-5 will guide and inspire practitioners in all settings, allowing them to lead drama with confidence and enthusiasm. Young children participating in well planned drama activities learn to express themselves clearly and develop strong social skills, more self-confidence and a greater understanding of co-operation and team-work. Drama 3-5 contains a wide range of accessible activities and sample session plans, drawn from the author’s many years of extensive experience, which have all been fully and successfully tried and tested with children from 3-5 years. The book also explains the theory and value of all of the activities, as well as possible extensions and the ways in which they contribute to the learning objectives and goals of the Early Years Foundation Stage, allowing practitioners to encourage and assess children’s progress. Key chapters include: Building confidence Encouraging social interaction Mime and expression Speech and language Co-operation and teamwork Performance skills This book offers the tools and understanding needed for confident dramatic play and learning, making it an ideal companion to support every practitioner who wants to explore, develop and enjoy drama and have fun with their children.

Child Development from Birth to Eight

A practical focus
Author: Jennie Lindon
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1907969624
Category: Psychology
Page: 80
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This classic text is invaluable for anyone who needs practical information on under eights and their development, including parents who want to know more about how children learn and develop and practitioners working with young children. It looks at how adults can help children as they change and develop. It describes what children learn from birth to eight and how they change in the different aspects of their development and aims to make sense of their development. This best-selling book is recommended reading on many childcare courses.

Promoting Health: A Practical Guide - E-Book

Forewords: Linda Ewles & Ina Simnett; Richard Parish
Author: Angela Scriven
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702044393
Category: Medical
Page: 272
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This title is now out of print. A new version with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044564. Promoting Health is a seminal text that has been used in the training and education of health promoters over the last 25 years and has shaped health promotion practice in the UK. This 6th edition has undergone significant revision by a new author, Angela Scriven, a leading academic widely published in the health-promotion field, bringing it up to date with current practice. The text provides an accessible practical guide for all those involved in health promotion. Concerned with the what, why, who and how of health promotion, it is invaluable to students of the discipline. Fully updated to meet the needs of today’s public health practitioners Case studies and exercises enable application of ideas Provides practice and guidance on report writing, running meetings and working with the media and influencing policy Discusses working with groups and networks, as well as individual clients User-friendly, interactive style New, contemporary format

The Early Years Communication Handbook

A practical guide to creating a communication friendly setting
Author: Janet Cooper
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1907241612
Category: Education
Page: 66
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A comprehensive and practical guide to creating a communication friendly setting and improving young children's speaking and listening skills. This easy-to-read title offers expert advice on: delivering high-quality language provision for babies, toddlers and young children, creating a communication friendly environment and observing listening and speaking skills, what children should be attaining at different stages, including the under-threes

A Guide to Crisis Intervention


Author: Kristi Kanel
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285965817
Category: Education
Page: 336
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This practical nuts-and-bolts guide provides readers with the skills necessary to handle any crisis situation. The book utilizes the comprehensive ABC Model of Crisis Intervention, which can be used as effectively for day-to-day interactions as for emergency situations. A GUIDE TO CRISIS INTERVENTION, 5th Edition addresses such crises as drug abuse, secondary PTSD, crisis worker burnout, AIDS, suicide, death and dying, Alzheimer's, and victimization and abuse. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

What Does it Mean to be Two?

A practical guide to child development in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Author: Jennie Lindon
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1907241787
Category: Education
Page: 63
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What Does It Mean To Be Two, from child psychologist Jennie Lindon, will give you the tools you need to ensure that your work with children, whether in a school, nursery or home setting, is relevant to their individual stages of development. This books looks at the six areas of learning in the EYFS and focusses on what each area means for two-year olds. Each area of development is backed up with examples of how real children learn, what good practice looks like and working in partnership with parents. A must-have for anyone working with two-year olds.

Grandchildren, Our Hopes and Dreams

A Practical and Modern Guide to Raising Grandchildren
Author: Sally Kabak
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465306056
Category: Self-Help
Page: 112
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Todays grandparents have many roles with their grandchildren. Some grandparents provide care on a regular basis when the childs parents arent available; others are great playmates with their grandchildren or what many may think of as traditional grandparents. An emerging role that some grandparents find themselves in is raising their grandchildren. Grandchildren, Our Hopes and Dreams provides practical help, encouragement and a wealth of knowledge and understanding to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

Therapeutic Storywriting

A Practical Guide to Developing Emotional Literacy in Primary Schools
Author: Trisha Waters
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135397686
Category: Education
Page: 128
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Literacy work can provide a therapeutic context in which to support children with emotional and behavioural difficulties in mainstream schools. This text provides a clear theoretical rationale for therapeutic storywriting.

Organising Play in the Early Years

Practical Ideas for Teachers and Assistants
Author: Jane Drake
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136599576
Category: Education
Page: 144
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This book presents practitioners with exciting ways in which to deliver the foundation stage curriculum to young children through play in well-planned areas of provision. The author promotes good early years practice in accordance with "Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage", drawing on her own experience as a nursery teacher. Ideas are workable and material is organized in an accessible way making the book an "easy to use" handbook for all busy practitioners and students. The book: includes chapters relating to particular areas of provision (for example sand, water, construction); offers practical guidance on organizing and resourcing the area; provides focused activity plans clearly linked to early learning goals; gives suggestions for managing and equipping an outdoor play area; and offers inspiring play ideas.

Overcoming Learning and Behaviour Difficulties

Partnership with Pupils
Author: Tony Charlton,Dr Kevin Jones,Kevin Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134814348
Category: Education
Page: 272
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Partnership with students, involving them more in decisions which effect their education, can improve both motivation and behaviour. This is recognised by recent legislation, notably the Code of Practice for special needs. The contributions in this collection first consider issues such as empowerment and sources for learning and behaviour difficulties. The central sections, written by respected experts, look at different kinds of partnership and how they can be used, including peer tutoring, counselling, contracts, class-based support, self- monitoring and a range of whole school approaches.