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See below for a selection of the latest books from Secondary schools category. Presented with a red border are the Secondary schools 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 Secondary schools books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Surviving and Thriving in the Secondary School The NQT's Essential Companion

Surviving and Thriving in the Secondary School The NQT's Essential Companion

Author: Susan (Brunel University, UK) Capel Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

With an emphasis on developing a reflective, resilient approach that will ensure both effective teaching and teacher wellbeing, Surviving and Thriving in the Secondary School covers all the key issues that may be encountered in day-to-day practice of teaching in the secondary school. With evidence-based practice at the forefront, this volume allows new teachers to avoid the most common pitfalls of teaching and it will help provide a new-found confidence within the classroom. Including a wide range of tasks that will help guide and demonstrate successful practice, as well as a supporting companion website with additional resources, this book covers day-to-day teaching topics and concerns such as: Building relationships within teaching Managing and responding to change Becoming an inclusive educator Working to improve classroom climate and pupil behaviour Assessment, homework and marking Inclusion of digital technologies and ICT Looking after yourself and your professional development Surviving and Thriving in the Secondary School can be utilised to help support and provide ideas on specific areas of concern, or it can be read as a continuing professional development (CPD) companion, allowing practice to be developed and refined. Written by world-renown experts in the field, this volume provides comprehensive support for all newly qualified teachers and is an essential resource for the first year of teaching and beyond.

Surviving and Thriving in the Secondary School The NQT's Essential Companion

Surviving and Thriving in the Secondary School The NQT's Essential Companion

Author: Susan (Brunel University, UK) Capel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

With an emphasis on developing a reflective, resilient approach that will ensure both effective teaching and teacher wellbeing, Surviving and Thriving in the Secondary School covers all the key issues that may be encountered in day-to-day practice of teaching in the secondary school. With evidence-based practice at the forefront, this volume allows new teachers to avoid the most common pitfalls of teaching and it will help provide a new-found confidence within the classroom. Including a wide range of tasks that will help guide and demonstrate successful practice, as well as a supporting companion website with additional resources, this book covers day-to-day teaching topics and concerns such as: Building relationships within teaching Managing and responding to change Becoming an inclusive educator Working to improve classroom climate and pupil behaviour Assessment, homework and marking Inclusion of digital technologies and ICT Looking after yourself and your professional development Surviving and Thriving in the Secondary School can be utilised to help support and provide ideas on specific areas of concern, or it can be read as a continuing professional development (CPD) companion, allowing practice to be developed and refined. Written by world-renown experts in the field, this volume provides comprehensive support for all newly qualified teachers and is an essential resource for the first year of teaching and beyond.

The Noisy Classroom Developing Debate and Critical Oracy in Schools

The Noisy Classroom Developing Debate and Critical Oracy in Schools

Author: Debbie Newman Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2019

Debate and critical oracy allow students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of academic subjects, while simultaneously developing their communication and critical thinking skills, which can be hugely effective in increasing attainment. This book, written by an experienced teacher and founder of The Noisy Classroom, aims to help students learn to argue, disagree and debate in a constructive manner. Packed with resources and engaging exercises, it shows teachers how to develop an argument-culture in the classroom that promotes open-mindedness and encourages students to explore new perspectives, defend views or challenge others. Divided into two parts, The Noisy Classroom includes A reflection on critical oracy and why it is important A step-by-step guide for teachers to set up and encourage debate across the curriculum, highlighting how to get the most out of a Noisy Classroom Advice for teachers on how to overcome barriers to building and using critical oracy in the classroom, including troubleshooting when things go wrong Practical ideas for sharpening pair, group and whole class discussions, ranging from small starter and plenary activities, to full parliamentary style debates The book brings together activities gathered and tested over twenty years of working in debate, oracy and education. It is intended for school teachers, including both NQTs and more experienced practitioners.

The Noisy Classroom Developing Debate and Critical Oracy in Schools

The Noisy Classroom Developing Debate and Critical Oracy in Schools

Author: Debbie Newman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

Debate and critical oracy allow students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of academic subjects, while simultaneously developing their communication and critical thinking skills, which can be hugely effective in increasing attainment. This book, written by an experienced teacher and founder of The Noisy Classroom, aims to help students learn to argue, disagree and debate in a constructive manner. Packed with resources and engaging exercises, it shows teachers how to develop an argument-culture in the classroom that promotes open-mindedness and encourages students to explore new perspectives, defend views or challenge others. Divided into two parts, The Noisy Classroom includes A reflection on critical oracy and why it is important A step-by-step guide for teachers to set up and encourage debate across the curriculum, highlighting how to get the most out of a Noisy Classroom Advice for teachers on how to overcome barriers to building and using critical oracy in the classroom, including troubleshooting when things go wrong Practical ideas for sharpening pair, group and whole class discussions, ranging from small starter and plenary activities, to full parliamentary style debates The book brings together activities gathered and tested over twenty years of working in debate, oracy and education. It is intended for school teachers, including both NQTs and more experienced practitioners.

Mentoring Design and Technology Teachers in the Secondary School A Practical Guide

Mentoring Design and Technology Teachers in the Secondary School A Practical Guide

Author: Suzanne (University of Worcester, UK) Lawson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2019

This collection offers an evidence-based approach to mentoring and supporting design and technology teachers and educators in the secondary school and provides tried and tested strategies to support this role. Contributors offer tasks and reflections to inspire and motivate mentors to get the best out of beginning teachers in the early stages of their career. Key topics explored include: Helping new D&T teachers appreciate the fundamental nature of design and technology and how this informs both why it is taught and how it is taught. Understanding yourself as a mentor - beliefs, values and attitudes, and how your experiences influence your approaches to teaching. Observing design and technology teachers' lessons and offering tools for observation and analysis. Risk taking in the classroom: moving teachers forward from pedestrian to innovative practice. Filled with practical guidance on lesson planning, risk taking, and learning conversation, Mentoring Design and Technology Teachers in the Secondary School offers advice and guidance to support mentors in developing inspirational D&T teachers of the future. This essential guide is perfect for mentors of beginning teachers, whether trainee, newly qualified, or those who find themselves teaching the subject for the first time.

Mentoring Design and Technology Teachers in the Secondary School A Practical Guide

Mentoring Design and Technology Teachers in the Secondary School A Practical Guide

Author: Suzanne (University of Worcester, UK) Lawson Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2019

This collection offers an evidence-based approach to mentoring and supporting design and technology teachers and educators in the secondary school and provides tried and tested strategies to support this role. Contributors offer tasks and reflections to inspire and motivate mentors to get the best out of beginning teachers in the early stages of their career. Key topics explored include: Helping new D&T teachers appreciate the fundamental nature of design and technology and how this informs both why it is taught and how it is taught. Understanding yourself as a mentor - beliefs, values and attitudes, and how your experiences influence your approaches to teaching. Observing design and technology teachers' lessons and offering tools for observation and analysis. Risk taking in the classroom: moving teachers forward from pedestrian to innovative practice. Filled with practical guidance on lesson planning, risk taking, and learning conversation, Mentoring Design and Technology Teachers in the Secondary School offers advice and guidance to support mentors in developing inspirational D&T teachers of the future. This essential guide is perfect for mentors of beginning teachers, whether trainee, newly qualified, or those who find themselves teaching the subject for the first time.

Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School A Companion to School Experience

Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School A Companion to School Experience

Author: Jon (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK) Davison Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2019

Fully updated to reflect changes in teacher education and the curriculum, the Fifth Edition of Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School explores the background to debates about teaching the subject, alongside tasks, teaching ideas and further reading to expand upon issues and ideas raised in the book. Including chapters on planning, changes to the assessment system, language teaching, and cross-curricular aspects of secondary teaching, this new edition features: changes in policy and practice, including the most recent GCSE reforms; a new chapter on `Media literacy in English'; a consideration of modern digital technology and how it underpins good practice in all areas of English Teaching and learning; and cross-referencing to guidance on assessment and well-being and resilience in the core text Learning to Teach in the Secondary School. A key text for all trainee teachers, Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School combines theory and practice to present a comprehensive introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in the secondary school.

The New Examination System - GCSE

The New Examination System - GCSE

Author: Walter Roy Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2019

Reform of the public examination system for sixteen-year-olds presented a considerable challenge to secondary schools. The new General Certification of Secondary Education, introduced in 1988, was more than a continuation of the G.C.E. `O' level and C.S.E. examinations at the time. The introduction of national criteria by the Department of Education, the part played by the Secondary Schools Examination Council, the emergence of new examining bodies were new dimensions faced by schools accustomed to exercising considerable autonomy in designing a curriculum. How far would the new examination reflect what was actually taught in our classrooms? What were its new features? Which pupils would be entered, and with what prospect of success? Above all, how would schools meet a tight time schedule, which required study of new syllabuses to be ready by 1986 for the first examinations held in 1988? Originally published in 1986 this book was intended to answer some of these questions and provide an up-to-date picture of the present state of the examination world, with indications of future developments in the vital years ahead. It aimed to assist those immediately and urgently concerned with implementing this far-reaching educational reform. Today it can be considered in its historical context.

Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School A Companion to School Experience

Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School A Companion to School Experience

Author: Jon (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK) Davison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2019

Fully updated to reflect changes in teacher education and the curriculum, the Fifth Edition of Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School explores the background to debates about teaching the subject, alongside tasks, teaching ideas and further reading to expand upon issues and ideas raised in the book. Including chapters on planning, changes to the assessment system, language teaching, and cross-curricular aspects of secondary teaching, this new edition features: changes in policy and practice, including the most recent GCSE reforms; a new chapter on `Media literacy in English'; a consideration of modern digital technology and how it underpins good practice in all areas of English Teaching and learning; and cross-referencing to guidance on assessment and well-being and resilience in the core text Learning to Teach in the Secondary School. A key text for all trainee teachers, Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School combines theory and practice to present a comprehensive introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in the secondary school.

Powerful Readers Thinking Strategies to Guide Literacy Instruction in Secondary Classrooms

Powerful Readers Thinking Strategies to Guide Literacy Instruction in Secondary Classrooms

Author: Kyla Hadden, Adrienne Gear Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2019

At any age or grade level, powerful readers are those who are aware of their thinking as they read. The assumption is that high school students don't need to be taught how to read; but even if they can decode words and gain literal understanding, they often don't think deeply about what they are reading. Presenting a balance theory and practical lessons, Powerful Readers demonstrates that instructions in the key strategies of connecting, visualizing, questioning, inferring, determining importance, and transforming can help students develop their reading skills and get more out of their work with fiction and nonfiction. Step-by-step lessons for introducing and using the strategies, connections to literary devices, and reading lists for each strategy are all part of this valuable resource.

Word Study in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom Supporting Struggling Readers and Students with Disabilities

Word Study in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom Supporting Struggling Readers and Students with Disabilities

Author: Melinda Leko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2019

Word study integrates decoding/phonics, spelling, and vocabulary instruction to help struggling readers identify unfamiliar words in order to improve reading comprehension. This book provides secondary teachers with practical strategies to embed word study instruction in content area classes and support the needs of adolescent readers, particularly those with disabilities. The text includes many useful teaching resources, such as sample lesson plans, reproducible teaching tools, web resource lists, and tips about technology-based learning tools. This comprehensive, hands-on volume will also appeal to teachers who are new to word study, especially those who have students with disabilities in their classrooms. Book Features: Outlines how word study techniques can help teachers address students' reading challenges. Focuses on the inclusion of adolescents with disabilities in content area courses. Offers techniques for understanding content-dense, multisyllabic words that are commonly found in disciplinary texts. Includes many user-friendly features, such as classroom examples, discussion questions, teaching tips, and resource lists.

The Implementation Gap Understanding Reform in High Schools

The Implementation Gap Understanding Reform in High Schools

Author: Jonathan A. Supovitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2019

Students of educational improvement have long puzzled over why some school reform ideas blossom while others wither away. Based on an in-depth investigation by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), this volume looks at what actually happens when externally designed reforms enter into school environments. How and in what ways do reforms change schools even as schools alter the intent of reforms? What motivates school faculty responses and program designer reactions? This book sheds new light on these important questions by focusing on high schools, the sites of the greatest challenges in current school improvement efforts.From a variety of perspectives, the contributors present a compelling story about high schools that are using a variety of school improvement programs: High Schools That Work, First Things First, Ramp-Up to Literacy, the Penn Literacy Network, and SchoolNet. The book also offers data from a diverse sample of schools, ranging from urban to rural, high performing to low performing, racially homogeneous to ethnically diverse, specific chapters on the impact of program design, the influence of teacher communication patterns, the imprint of both formal and informal leadership, and the role of the central office, and a new look at the ways in which reform efforts are repeatedly adjusted as they work their way through high schools.