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See below for a selection of the latest books from Teaching staff category. Presented with a red border are the Teaching staff books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Teaching staff books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Social and Learning Relationships in Primary Schools

Social and Learning Relationships in Primary Schools

Author: Professor Alison (University of Worcester, UK) Kington Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

One of the most important factors in pupils' success in school are the relationships developed with teachers and other children. Not only are these relationships important in their own right, but they have considerable bearing on pupil motivation, achievement, and on their perceptions of themselves as learners. Social and Learning Relationships in Primary Schools is based upon, but not confined by, recent research projects focused on a range of relationships that exist within English primary schools. This text provides substantial evidence and rich insights into the development and ongoing influences on these social and learning relationships, relating to both the academic and affective outcomes of pupils. The book is presented in four parts: i) social interaction and the curriculum; ii) classroom relationships and the impact on learning; iii) professional identity and professional development; and iv) individual differences and inclusion. Through these sections, the authors identify important features of primary schooling including, for example, delivery of the core subjects, learning environment, role of student teachers in schools, classroom technology, and the transition between phases of education. They examine a number of social psychological influences on these relationships in terms of career phase, professional identity, adult-child and peer relationships, and self-efficacy and provide powerful evidence of the complexities of primary school life. Drawing together the perspectives of a number of authors, all of whom have served as practising teachers as well as gaining a wealth of experience in the higher education sector, Social and Learning Relationships in Primary Schools offers a detailed and holistic understanding of the influences that shape learning, policy and practice in this context.

The Flourishing Teacher

The Flourishing Teacher

Author: Christina Bieber Lake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2020

Where Light Shines Through

Where Light Shines Through

Author: Kimon Phitidis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2020

A School with a View

A School with a View

Author: Eleanor J. Blair Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2020

If public schools are going to survive the current assaults from individuals and groups who have chosen to focus on the needs of private interests while simultaneously disregarding the larger needs of a rapidly changing diverse culture, we need dynamic public schools more than ever before. A School with a View: Teachers' Work, Social Justice and 21st Century Schools is an examination of teachers' work, its history, and its current status. However, more importantly, it is a critical analysis that lays the groundwork for moving forward and asserting a vision of the role that teachers must play in the transformation of 21st century schools that promote social justice as their first priority. Steven Covey argued that, We must begin with the end in mind, and at this point a vision for the teaching profession and the public schools is desperately needed. We are floundering in rough seas and there is an all-too-frequent reliance on tried and true responses to problems that are grounded in histories that lack relevance to the current situation, and ultimately, only seem to slow the steady accumulation of data documenting the failures of public schools and the blame heaped upon teachers who lack the power and authority to make meaningful changes to the structure and hierarchy of public spaces of learning. Important to any attempt to define and discuss teachers' work is a meaningful and sustainable discussion of the intersection between the present realities of teachers' work and school reform. A School with a View presents a critical analysis of teachers' roles and teachers' work that can be used to shape a vision of what must happen if public schools are going to survive, adapt and respond to the demands of a 21st century democratic society.

A School with a View

A School with a View

Author: Eleanor J. Blair Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2020

If public schools are going to survive the current assaults from individuals and groups who have chosen to focus on the needs of private interests while simultaneously disregarding the larger needs of a rapidly changing diverse culture, we need dynamic public schools more than ever before. A School with a View: Teachers' Work, Social Justice and 21st Century Schools is an examination of teachers' work, its history, and its current status. However, more importantly, it is a critical analysis that lays the groundwork for moving forward and asserting a vision of the role that teachers must play in the transformation of 21st century schools that promote social justice as their first priority. Steven Covey argued that, We must begin with the end in mind, and at this point a vision for the teaching profession and the public schools is desperately needed. We are floundering in rough seas and there is an all-too-frequent reliance on tried and true responses to problems that are grounded in histories that lack relevance to the current situation, and ultimately, only seem to slow the steady accumulation of data documenting the failures of public schools and the blame heaped upon teachers who lack the power and authority to make meaningful changes to the structure and hierarchy of public spaces of learning. Important to any attempt to define and discuss teachers' work is a meaningful and sustainable discussion of the intersection between the present realities of teachers' work and school reform. A School with a View presents a critical analysis of teachers' roles and teachers' work that can be used to shape a vision of what must happen if public schools are going to survive, adapt and respond to the demands of a 21st century democratic society.

The PLC+ Activator's Guide

The PLC+ Activator's Guide

Author: Dave Nagel, John T. Almarode, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 14/07/2020

Keeping professional learning communities focused on goals: High functioning professional learning communities don't happen by chance. They require deliberate efforts and structures to ensure efficiency and focus, and to ignite action. The PLC+ Activator's Guide offers a practical approach and real-life examples that show activators what to expect and how to navigate the PLC team on a successful and collective journey. Readers will find: Templates to help activators prepare for meetings Approaches for fostering and nurturing collaboration Vignettes from real schools that are implementing PLC+ Reflection questions with spaces for activators to record notes Solutions for addressing barriers that often arise in PLC+ teams

Lessons in Love and Understanding

Lessons in Love and Understanding

Author: Jenni Gates, Scott Buckler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2020

Sex and gender are delicate and nuanced issues for all of us and can be intimidating topics to teach. This practical, empathetic book aims to dispel some of the uncertainties that many teachers have and empower them to lead inclusive, age-appropriate lessons in primary and secondary schools. Taking an approach that celebrates the individual identity of all learners, and underpinned by an awareness of the complexity of language around these topics, this book offers a careful evaluation of the 2020 Relationship and Sex Education policy for schools in England, and how schools can offer intelligent, socially responsible, sex education that goes beyond simply meeting statutory requirements.

Lessons in Love and Understanding

Lessons in Love and Understanding

Author: Jenni Gates, Scott Buckler Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2020

Sex and gender are delicate and nuanced issues for all of us and can be intimidating topics to teach. This practical, empathetic book aims to dispel some of the uncertainties that many teachers have and empower them to lead inclusive, age-appropriate lessons in primary and secondary schools. Taking an approach that celebrates the individual identity of all learners, and underpinned by an awareness of the complexity of language around these topics, this book offers a careful evaluation of the 2020 Relationship and Sex Education policy for schools in England, and how schools can offer intelligent, socially responsible, sex education that goes beyond simply meeting statutory requirements.

Leadership

Leadership

Author: Verl Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2020

Whether as a leader seeking to empower others or as an individual struggling to become a better person ourselves, the decision to empower is a choice we make. The nature of our action is to acknowledge the incredible ability that exists within another person or to realize that we also possess an undiscovered and unrealized greatness. The untapped capacity within each individual is rarely imagined and it is extremely unusual for a person to realize even a small part of his or her almost unlimited capabilities. The focus of this book is on coming to terms with the best version of ourselves and to then accept the responsibility to help others to discover their own highest potential. The quest for self-discovery and a clearer sense of our own identity is often delayed in the hustle-bustle of a busy lifeauntil we finally realize that we have chosen to satisfice or live our lives far below what we are capable of achieving. The journey to greater self-awareness and to an appreciation of our hidden talents is a necessary step to discovering the life that we never imagined is actually possible. Realizing who we can become enables us to not only redefine our identities but also teaches us of our moral obligation to help others to recognize what their lives can mean. In raising the bar for our own performance or in helping others to become their very best, empowerment is ultimately a choiceaa decision to redefine our best definition of ourselves and to assist others to discover their immense potential as well.

Story Like a Journalist - How and Why Relate to Plot and Theme

Story Like a Journalist - How and Why Relate to Plot and Theme

Author: Amber Royer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2020

What Is A `Good' Teacher?

What Is A `Good' Teacher?

Author: David Booth, Richard Coles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2020

Based on the experiences of teachers who make a difference, this book offers valuable insights into becoming the best teacher you can be for your students. Grounded in the latest research, you will find real-life examples of professional excellence in practice. Beginning with developing your teacher identity and getting to know your students, the book goes on to show you how to implement effective strategies and techniques in your classroom and gain a better understanding of how effective schools work. 35 compelling characteristics of good teachers offer inspiration and guidance along with tangible ways of continuing to grow and develop into the best teacher you can be.

The Highly Qualified Teacher

The Highly Qualified Teacher

Author: Michael Strong Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/06/2020

In this follow-up to Effective Teacher Induction and Mentoring, Michael Strong tackles the major issues surrounding teacher quality and effectiveness. The Highly Qualified Teacher provides an accessible overview of the research related to teacher quality, and introduces a new method for evaluating teachers based on extensive fieldwork in schools. This timely work clarifies the different definitions of teacher quality and distinguishes between good teaching and successful teaching. Strong thoroughly examines the empirical evidence responsible for identifying the qualities associated with positive student outcomes, including observational measures that are able to predict a teacher's ability to raise student achievement in mathematics. This comprehensive, up-to-date volume is essential reading for students of education, as well as school administrators, educational policy specialists, and anyone wrestling with the federal mandate to provide a highly qualified teacher in every classroom.