A Strategy For Parent Teacher Communication

A Strategy For Parent Teacher Communication

Download the Sunshine Observation Form along with The Sunshine Call What To Say Script and Resources here (no registration required): http://thebusyeducator.com/a-strategy-for-parent-teacher-communication-that-works/ We all like to be praised. We all like to be told something positive. There is nothing more motivating for a student than receiving a positive “sunshine” call from their teacher. Praise from a teacher to a parent of a challenging student becomes very powerful when the first call the parent receives is a positive one. Place yourself in the shoes of this parent who constantly gets phone calls of misbehavior. Be the one to change their thought of the teacher phone call. If your first call is a positive one, you will have them on your side when you need them later for any student misbehavior.
MarjanG
Primary School Maths Targets - Years 1 - 6

Primary School Maths Targets - Years 1 - 6

These 36 target sheets are designed to provide coverage of the maths curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 in the UK but can be adapted to suit other curricula. They can be used at home or at school to provide a step by step approach to covering the different year group objectives, year by year. There are two complete sets provided; one has the year group printed on the top and the second set are simply numbered 1 – 36 with colours relating to the year group from which the targets are taken. Some educators prefer to clearly state which year group the targets are aimed at but other educators prefer to use them as a more individualised resource so that they children work at their own level and at their own pace. Some schools have found it a useful way of communicating the children’s attainment level in relation to national expectations to parents but other’s feel that this is detrimental to the child’s confidence. Structure and Organisation The targets are split into six year-groups with six sheets per year - one sheet per half term. This means that the average child would aim to complete one target sheet per half term throughout their school career; this is approximately one target per week. These can be used as homework tasks or in school tasks or as a weekly challenge for home schoolers. The colours relate to the year group from which the targets are taken • Red Year 1 • Yellow Year 2 • Blue Year 3 • Green Year 4 • Purple Year 5 • Turquoise Year 6 Each child is given the first target sheet at the beginning or year 1 and works through the targets one by one. For older children, select the target sheet with the most appropriate set of targets, and start from there. These targets were not designed as an assessment tool but they can be used to track progress if so desired. Assessment and Monitoring. There are four boxes provided at the end of each target. The first is to be completed by a friend in school, the second by a parent and the third by an adult in school. Schools may choose to use all or just some of these boxes. The aim is to reduce the work load for teachers and to empower parents to know what to work on with their child next. If used in connection with websites such as www.mathszone.co.uk or www.mathisfun.com parents can select activities to work on with their children or – for the more complex targets- they provide a good source of explanation about the mathematics involved. If groups of children are working on the same target, they can be tested together or testing can be done on a half termly basis or an individual basis.
TeachingRainbows
Teachers — Don’t Break These Social Media Rules

Teachers — Don’t Break These Social Media Rules

In the age of smartphones and social media, almost all students are on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. So are many school principals and other school faculty. There have been news stories about teachers being fired for inappropriate social media updates. In such a scenario, it’s very important to understand some basic social media rules that apply to teachers. Visit www.TheBusyEducator.com for more information.
MarjanG
Montessori Room Labels - Neutral Color

Montessori Room Labels - Neutral Color

Capture parent’s attention at parent education night or open house with these simple room labels that will blend with almost any style. These room labels for grown ups will help present your classroom with plenty of prepared labels. And because each Montessori environment is created by unique educators, there are plenty of blank labels for you to create labels as unique as your classroom. Room labels are perfect to help parents become oriented in the Montessori setting. They are also wonderful conversation starters! And how much easier could it be than print, cut, laminate? Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/marycarr51/?ref=bookmarks And Pinterest
MaryCarr51
Montessori Room Labels - Lemon Yellow

Montessori Room Labels - Lemon Yellow

Capture parents attention at your parent education nights or add some sunshine to an open house with these prepared Montessori Room Labels. These room labels for grown ups will help present your classroom with plenty of prepared labels. And because each Montessori environment is created by unique educators, there are plenty of blank labels for you to create labels as unique as your classroom Room labels are perfect to help parents become oriented in the Montessori setting. They are also wonderful conversation starters! And all you have to do is print, cut and laminate. Come along and follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/marycarr51/?ref=bookmarks And Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/bellamontessorimaryc/
MaryCarr51
Montessori Parent Night Room Labels - Autumn

Montessori Parent Night Room Labels - Autumn

Capture parents attention on parent education nights or brighten up an open house with room labels! This set is decorated with an autumn theme, it’s perfect for your first parent education night of the school year. These room labels for grown ups will help present your classroom with plenty of prepared labels. And because each Montessori environment is created by unique educators, there are plenty of blank labels for you to create labels as unique as your classroom Room labels are perfect to help parents become oriented in the Montessori setting. They are also wonderful conversation starters! And how much easier could it be than print, cut, laminate? And they can be used year after year. Thanks so much for considering my work!
MaryCarr51
Workload Reduction Stratgey

Workload Reduction Stratgey

This flowchart is designed to stimulate and guide discussion on workload issues. It can be used as a stand-alone resource, or as part of your wider work on workload. Includes the image in black and white and in colour, as a JPEG, PDF and PPT.
Schoolwell
Lesson Plan Template - Visible Learning Inspired

Lesson Plan Template - Visible Learning Inspired

The Visible Learning lesson plan utilises John Hattie’s research to structure your lesson. Simple, effective, organised. The document is well formatted and structured. It explicitly states the goal(s), reasons for learning, and title of the lesson through the ‘We Are Learning To (WALT), This Is Because (TIB), and What I Am Looking For (WILF)’ headings. It fits neatly onto a one page document that can be filled out directly (without expanding the text boxes), or printed and written by hand. The Visual Learning Lesson Plan integrates assessment measures, or ‘Checks For Understanding’ (CFU), into its three activity slots. Some tips for formatively assessing your students are given at the base of the document. Considerations for student instruction are included in the far left column of each activity. The document includes ‘student focus’, ‘teacher focus’, and time frame columns in order to help teachers (especially beginners) organise, prepare and visualise their lessons. A ‘hook/do now’ section allows teachers to engage students and begin the lesson with discussions, activities, or videos in order to capture their attention. The Visible Learning Lesson Plan is designed for classes of roughly forty minutes to one hour, however the time frames can easily be adjusted by adding additional activity boxes. Simply copy and paste.
Kang_Guru
Back To School : Back To School Starter & Plenaries

Back To School : Back To School Starter & Plenaries

Never plan a starter or a plenary again with this fantastic selection of starter and plenary resources. A perfect back to school bundle!! If you review this resource we will give you another resource for FREE. We hope that you enjoy this resource! We would love your feedback, if you like what you see, please follow us: on Tes TeachElite’s Shop click the’Follow this Author button’ . We will keep you updated on any sales we throw or FREEBIES we upload. You can find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachEliteRE and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachElite/
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Our Ultimate EYFS Guide for New Staff and NQTs (school-specific and editable)

Our Ultimate EYFS Guide for New Staff and NQTs (school-specific and editable)

This is the ultimate guide to EYFS that I wrote to pass to our new staff as they arrived to help us understand our school. It’s very thorough and covers all key areas. Some parts are generic and others are school specific. I have highlighted the key parts to be edited in yellow, however, you would obviously need to read it all to ensure the information is relevant to your school. The guide is completely editable so you can make it relevant to your setting. The guide covers Staffing Duties and Responsibilities Behaviour Morning Activities Snacks Daily routines (morning, lunch, home, etc) Homework Communication with Parents Social Media Child Protection Classroom Set Up Displays Outdoor Environment Curriculum Themes Literacy (Phonics, guided reading, writing, letter formation, T4W) Investigative Maths Learning Through Play Timetables Planning Formats Assessment (observations, Tapestry) Moderation Inclusion Monitoring of Staff Training
nikkijmullen
Danielson Evaluation Framework Tracking Form

Danielson Evaluation Framework Tracking Form

Keep your observations, evaluations, and feedback organized in this simple and colored coded graphic organizer that tracks your data from the Danielson Evaluation Framework. Though these domains were not meant to be used for observations, it is often implemented with that purpose. This clearly labelled and well-organized template allows you to track your areas of growth, area os need, and change over time. Be sure to check out our “Danielson Evaluation Framework Reference Guide with Key Components” as well!
myeducationalhotspot
KS2 Stone Age Vocabulary - illustrated

KS2 Stone Age Vocabulary - illustrated

A collection of 55 terms relating to Archaeology and the Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age). Based closely on the content of our KS2 learning workshops, which specifically address the 2014 National Curriculum statutory unit “Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.” The Old Stone Age is the starting point against which other changes can be most successfully measured, as it was a lengthy pre-agricultural period of nomadic hunter-gatherers, spanning around 99.5% of our history. Supported by unique and original images including real and replica artefacts, each term has a carefully-researched definition added, based on our specialist knowledge of this period and our experience of teaching about it. Pairs of terms are presented in A4 landscape format ready for printing, and laminating if required. This resource is guaranteed FREE of second-hand clip art cartoons featuring stereotypical images of club waving cavemen in fur nappies, and aims to knock the somewhat unhelpful Flintstones image squarely on the head. Can be used for display, reference, or matching exercises, by children in the classroom or for in-school staff INSET. Available for download in .pdf format. For non-commercial educational use and display only. All material (apart from the Aurochs image) is copyright 10,000 Years BC and is not licenced for amendment or redistribution without prior permission.
10000YearsBC
Growth Mindset presentation (Enrichment)

Growth Mindset presentation (Enrichment)

Growth Mindset Enrichment presentation This presentation has 56 slides and contains 14 videos, which are all embedded (EXCEPT THE VIDEO THAT EMBEDS ON SLIDE 55 AS IT MADE THE FILE TOO LARGE, EVEN AFTER COMPRESSING, SO THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN INCLUDED AS A SEPARATE FILE FOR YOU TO RE-EMBED) into the presentation and play full-screen automatically. AIMS Understand what a growth mindset is Understand the plasticity of the brain Encourage students to take ownership of their learning Develop R & I (Resourcefulness and Initiative) Understand and develop grit Push yourself beyond comfort zone to take on new challenges Learn to not fear mistakes, learn from them (Growth Mindset) This power point is suitable for delivery as part of a whole school CPD, department CPD, or, as part of enrichment week, delivered to a whole year group. The presentation lasts between 1 ½ -2 hours, depending on how familiar you are with the Growth Mindset and how much you elaborate on each slide. The presentation contains a section where the students are asked to draw a self-portrait using their current technique, then again under the expert tuition of a YouTube artist, so they can see the instant impact better techniques have. You can see me going over the PowerPoint on my YouTube channel “gcsephysicsexplained”: [Link][https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMapEUiWYrs&t=24s&list=PLjs3KMU7zKeh6TQlEA7csA9knbtiCCAcH&index=3] I follow up the presentation by giving a questionnaire to the students (attached as a download). The presentation gets great feedback, mostly saying how inspired the students feel to take responsibility for their own learning, and how they wish someone had told them about the growth mindset and the plasticity of the brain earlier. Kind regards Matthew Obee
mattobee2
Removal of ability grouping - Powerpoint for staff meeting

Removal of ability grouping - Powerpoint for staff meeting

Ideal if your school is moving to the Mastery approach in maths or wants to adapt to teach the new curriculum effectively. Modern research indicates that ability grouping is actually damaging and caps progress. This powerpoint provides examples of evidence from the latest research and has notes for the presenter. Staff are encouraged to consider the impact of grouping and consider the alternatives. Good for SLT or class teachers who want to improve their practice.
mewxdls5
Guide to Computational Thinking for Parents and Teachers

Guide to Computational Thinking for Parents and Teachers

This is aimed at parents and teachers to help them understand the keywords and concepts in Computational Thinking. This professional quality presentation is ideal for parent workshops and professional training of primary teachers. Concepts covered include, Algorithms, decomposition, logic, patterns, abstraction and evaluation. (Basic Chinese is supplied to help Chinese parents, but can easily be removed)
james_abela
Teaching Empathy to Students With a Can of Pop

Teaching Empathy to Students With a Can of Pop

Teaching Empathy to Students With a Can of Pop Every year I had students pushing and jostling each other in line ups for the water fountain, during transitions and at dismissal. Sometimes the pushing and jostling resulted in shouting, swearing and punching each other. For more information, visit: www.TheBusyEducator.com
MarjanG
2 and 5 Minute Forums - Professional Development

2 and 5 Minute Forums - Professional Development

The aim of the forums are for practitioners to share their knowledge and skills with their colleagues in order to promote good practice that is taking place within the school. • Practitioners select an idea , lesson, system or strategy that works well within their classroom. • They document a summarised version of the key information onto this sheet. • They present their idea, usually in 2 minutes or 5 minutes. • These sheets are passed out as a hand-out to their colleagues so they can review the summarised information, follow up on some ideas themselves and know who to contact to find out further information. This Pack includes: 2 Minute Forum template 5 Minute Forum template Completed example template Information about how the forums work
nikkijmullen
Browsing Fortnight Templates - Peer Observation and Professional Development

Browsing Fortnight Templates - Peer Observation and Professional Development

Browsing Fortnight is an easy and effective method of encouraging peer observation in a non-threatening way. The rules of Browsing Fortnight are explain in the pack, but it basically consists of teachers observing 3 colleagues each term and reflecting on what they have learnt. At the end of the fortnight there are prizes which is great for morale! The resource includes The rationale and rules of Browsing Fortnight Printable templates to pass out to staff
nikkijmullen
ASD Training Activities

ASD Training Activities

3 interactive ASD awareness activities Training resource for SEND teachers and TAs Ideal for mainstream and special schools Activities can be used to promote discussion about how pupils with ASD experience the world
Jrobinson384
SMART Notebook 18 Handbook

SMART Notebook 18 Handbook

This document contains instructions on how to use the features in SMART Notebook 18 and how to get the most out of your SMART Board. It also contains suggestions of how to use the different tools to enhance your lessons and support pupil learning. Topics covered include: how to set page backgrounds and default fonts how to insert Maths symbols how to use measurement tool what the different pens do how to draw irregular shapes and display shape angles and lengths how to use the infinite cloner and dice how to use SMART Blocks how to use the Activity Builder how to use SMART Lab activities how to use personal devices with SMART Lab activities
colnbrookg
Reading Cycle Professional Development Notes

Reading Cycle Professional Development Notes

This product contains the notes from a professional development session that I attended. It deals with teachers being able to ensure that each student is effectively comprehending text during close reads. To be made clear, during close reading sessions, it is possible that instructors may get what is called a “false positive” or indication that a student understands a concept of the text when they actually do not. **False Positive Prevention Method - ** occurs when students are able to write about and discuss a text with some accuracy after gleaning an understanding of a text from what teachers and peers says about the text, NOT from their own understanding about the text. The Reading Cycle Strategy prevents this situation by taking the READ-DISCUSS-WRITE method to the next level through the following steps: Read-Discuss- Read Read-Write-Read Read -Write Discuss Read-Write -Discuss Read-Discuss-Write-Revise Each of these steps are explained within this product. Thanks for your purchase. We appreciate your support!
LightbulbTeaching
What Are Principals Looking For In You?

What Are Principals Looking For In You?

Hello Busy Educator! What Principals Are Looking For In You So you’re looking for a teaching job. To be selected for it, you have to be chosen by the Human Resources team of the school or college. The principal of the organization is generally the main member of that team. What exactly is the principal looking for in a prospective teacher? Here’s what principals are saying: For more information, please go to: www.TheBusyEducator.com
MarjanG
Dealing with parents

Dealing with parents

Notes for a staff meeting I led, based on a course I attended on ‘Managing Difficult Parents’. Top tips on how to stay calm and professional when dealing with parents on a day to day basis, and when facing difficult issues. Please leave a review and look at my other resources.
CLM75
Back to School : Stretch & Challenge Notebook/Worksheets

Back to School : Stretch & Challenge Notebook/Worksheets

This Stretch & Challenge notebook is designed for those early finishers who are given extra work to complete during the lesson. The notebook consists of 38 Worksheet pages that can be printed on A3 paper in magazine form to make an A4 booklet. It includes lines for written work. The left hand pages include sections to input key words and key points. The right hand pages contains a reflection section. Whereby pupils need to colour the relevant sections red, amber or green (RAG). A self/peer or teacher feedback section and an opportunity for pupils to respond to the feedback. Perfect for Back to School! We hope that you enjoy this resource! If you review this resource we will give you another resource of the same value for FREE. We would love your feedback, if you like what you see, please follow us: on Tes <a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/TeachElite”>TeachElite’s Shop</a> click the’Follow this Author button’ . We will keep you updated on any sales we throw or FREEBIES we upload. <br />
TeachElite
Goal Achieving Action Plan

Goal Achieving Action Plan

A simple, easy to use to support focus on goals and developing focus and productivity. Can be used from middle-primary through to teachers and executives.
lmtteacher
Teachers Feedback/Marking Self-Reflection Activity

Teachers Feedback/Marking Self-Reflection Activity

This is a great activity to reflect on the effectiveness your marking and feedback. This activity can also be used to reflect on the practices of a subject area or phase. It includes questions around effective practices and the impact on teacher workload.
gstrong
Gender + Sexism PSHE

Gender + Sexism PSHE

3x fully resourced lessons, with differentiated worksheets and clips - suitable for KS3/4, all focusing on the gender, prejudice and trans issues. Could be used all together as part of a Drop Down Day, part of an RSE / PSHE Unit of work or over a week in Tutor Time. Pack includes: An introduction into the fluidity of gender, the difference between sex and gender, as well as the prejudice faced by some of those in the LGBT+ community. Sexism. Why does gender seem to matter so much to some in the workplace and at school? What issues do women in particular face, why is this and how can society overcome them? What does it mean to be transgender? Who are the transgender role models and what can these people teach us about tolerance and gender fluidity? Our PSHE / Citizenship resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All our resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last one hour each. You can find many more inexpensive and free PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources HERE
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Back To School : Back To School Activity

Back To School : Back To School Activity

Back To School : Back To School Emoji Minefield Activity This activity involves a pupil selecting a section of the grid in the hope that they find a ‘positive emoji’. If they do then they are free to sit down. The pupil who selects a ‘negative emoji’ will have to answer a question given to them by either the teacher or another pupil. Have Fun! If you review this resource we will give you another resource of the same value for FREE.<br /> <br /> We hope that you enjoy this resource! We would love your feedback, if you like what you see, please follow us: on Tes <a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/TeachElite”>TeachElite’s Shop</a> click the’Follow this Author button’ . We will keep you updated on any sales we throw or FREEBIES we upload. <br /> <br /> You can find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachEliteRE<br /> and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachElite/
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CPD Workshop Activity: Team Review

CPD Workshop Activity: Team Review

Team Review Workshop is an activity ready-made for any team meeting. You can run in virtually any situation. It helps you build a shared understanding within a team about what’s working well, areas in need of improvement and areas of opportunity. It’s a great way to get a team ready to do some positive action planning. There’s very little facilitation involved as it’s easy for people to grasp what they have to do and why they’re doing it. It’s transparent, democratic and a great stimulator of conversation within the group. Dotmocracy, the method used for prioritization of the resulting themes, is a popular technique for voting within groups using dot stickers. It’s also known as “dot-voting”, “multi-voting” or “voting with dots”.
gstrong
The TA's Pocket Guide Pack

The TA's Pocket Guide Pack

This bundle includes the first five books in my Teaching Assistants Pocket Guide Series: The TA’s Pocket Guide to Growth Mindsets The TA’s Pocket Guide to Questioning The TA’s Pocket Guide to Feedback The TA’s Pocket Guide to Differentiation The TA’s Pocket Guide to AFL Each book is around 100 pages, covers ten chapters and includes dozens of strategies and techniques you can use to support the learners you work with inside and outside the classroom. The bundle comes with a 20% discount! It’s like getting five books for the price of four.
mikegershon
The TA's Pocket Guide to AFL

The TA's Pocket Guide to AFL

The Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Assessment for Learning is the fifth book in my Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide Series. What exactly is assessment for learning and how does it work? Why should assessment for learning be an integral part of any teaching assistant’s practice? And what can you do to make sure assessment for learning has a positive impact on all your learners? In the Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Assessment for Learning join Mike Gershon, bestselling author and expert educator, as he takes you on a practical, down-to-earth tour of AFL. Inside you’ll find the answers to all your questions about Assessment for Learning – as well as a host of practical strategies and techniques you can use to support learners and develop yourself professionally. This easy-to-use, expertly written guide is perfect for the busy teaching assistant who wants to help their pupils and improve their practice. Chapters Include: What is assessment for learning and how does it work? Eliciting Information Opening Up Success Criteria Self-Assessment Peer-Assessment Series Introduction: The ‘Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide’ series developed out of Mike’s desire to give teaching assistants across the country a set of practical, useful books they could call on to help them in their work. Having worked with teaching assistants throughout his teaching career and knowing full well the hugely positive impact they can have on learners in a whole variety of different classrooms, he thought it was high time there was a series of books dedicated to supporting them in their working lives. Each volume in the series focuses on a different aspect of teaching and learning. Each one aims to give teaching assistants a quick, easy way into the topic, along with a wide range of practical strategies and techniques they can use to support, guide and develop the learners with whom they work. All of the books are designed to help teaching assistants. Each one goes out of its way to make their lives easier, and to help them develop professionally. But, crucially, the ultimate aim of each book is to give teaching assistants the tools they need to better support the learners they spend their time working with. The whole series is written with the classroom in mind. This is a collection practical of books for what is a practical job.
mikegershon
The TA's Pocket Guide to Differentiation

The TA's Pocket Guide to Differentiation

The Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Differentiation is the fourth book in my Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide Series. What is differentiation and how can teaching assistants personalise what they do in the classroom? How does differentiation affect learners? And what different things should teaching assistants do to ensure their differentiation has the best impact possible? In the Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Differentiation join Mike Gershon, bestselling author and expert educator, as he takes you on a practical, down-to-earth tour of the subject. Inside you’ll find the answers to all your questions about differentiation – as well as a host of practical strategies and techniques you can use to support learners and develop yourself professionally. This easy-to-use, expertly written guide is perfect for the busy teaching assistant who wants to help their pupils and improve their practice. Chapters Include: What is differentiation? Essential Techniques for Personalising Learning Scaffolding Strategies Differentiating Your Questions Increasing the Level of Challenge Series Introduction: The ‘Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide’ series developed out of Mike’s desire to give teaching assistants across the country a set of practical, useful books they could call on to help them in their work. Having worked with teaching assistants throughout his teaching career and knowing full well the hugely positive impact they can have on learners in a whole variety of different classrooms, he thought it was high time there was a series of books dedicated to supporting them in their working lives. Each volume in the series focuses on a different aspect of teaching and learning. Each one aims to give teaching assistants a quick, easy way into the topic, along with a wide range of practical strategies and techniques they can use to support, guide and develop the learners with whom they work. All of the books are designed to help teaching assistants. Each one goes out of its way to make their lives easier, and to help them develop professionally. But, crucially, the ultimate aim of each book is to give teaching assistants the tools they need to better support the learners they spend their time working with. The whole series is written with the classroom in mind. This is a collection practical of books for what is a practical job.
mikegershon
The TA's Pocket Guide to Feedback

The TA's Pocket Guide to Feedback

The Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Feedback is the third book in my Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide series. Why does feedback matter? How can you make sure the feedback you give learners has the biggest impact possible? And what can you do to help your learners understand the value and power of feedback? In the Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Feedback join Mike Gershon, bestselling author and expert educator, as he takes you on a practical, down-to-earth tour of the subject. Inside you’ll find the answers to all your questions about feedback – as well as a host of practical strategies and techniques you can use to support learners and develop yourself professionally. This easy-to-use, expertly written guide is perfect for the busy teaching assistant who wants to help their pupils and improve their practice. Chapters Include: Why does feedback matter? What makes good feedback? Verbal Feedback Techniques Giving Written Feedback Feedback Troubleshooting Series Introduction: The ‘Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide’ series developed out of Mike’s desire to give teaching assistants across the country a set of practical, useful books they could call on to help them in their work. Having worked with teaching assistants throughout his teaching career and knowing full well the hugely positive impact they can have on learners in a whole variety of different classrooms, he thought it was high time there was a series of books dedicated to supporting them in their working lives. Each volume in the series focuses on a different aspect of teaching and learning. Each one aims to give teaching assistants a quick, easy way into the topic, along with a wide range of practical strategies and techniques they can use to support, guide and develop the learners with whom they work. All of the books are designed to help teaching assistants. Each one goes out of its way to make their lives easier, and to help them develop professionally. But, crucially, the ultimate aim of each book is to give teaching assistants the tools they need to better support the learners they spend their time working with. The whole series is written with the classroom in mind. This is a collection practical of books for what is a practical job.
mikegershon
The TA's Pocket Guide to Questioning

The TA's Pocket Guide to Questioning

The Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Questioning is the second book in my Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide Series. What makes a good question? What can we do to raise the quality of the questions we ask in the classroom? And how can we ensure our questioning helps learners to learn as much as possible, and to think in creative and critical ways? In the Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Questioning join Mike Gershon, bestselling author and expert educator, as he takes you on a practical, down-to-earth tour of the subject. Inside you’ll find the answers to all your questions about questioning – as well as a host of practical strategies and techniques you can use to support learners and develop yourself professionally. This easy-to-use, expertly written guide is perfect for the busy teaching assistant who wants to help their pupils and improve their practice. Chapters Include: What’s in a question? Opening Up Learner Thinking Getting Past ‘I Don’t Know’ How to Get Better Responses Creative Questioning Techniques Series Introduction: The ‘Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide’ series developed out of Mike’s desire to give teaching assistants across the country a set of practical, useful books they could call on to help them in their work. Having worked with teaching assistants throughout his teaching career and knowing full well the hugely positive impact they can have on learners in a whole variety of different classrooms, he thought it was high time there was a series of books dedicated to supporting them in their working lives. Each volume in the series focuses on a different aspect of teaching and learning. Each one aims to give teaching assistants a quick, easy way into the topic, along with a wide range of practical strategies and techniques they can use to support, guide and develop the learners with whom they work. All of the books are designed to help teaching assistants. Each one goes out of its way to make their lives easier, and to help them develop professionally. But, crucially, the ultimate aim of each book is to give teaching assistants the tools they need to better support the learners they spend their time working with. The whole series is written with the classroom in mind. This is a collection practical of books for what is a practical job.
mikegershon
The TA's Pocket Guide to Growth Mindsets

The TA's Pocket Guide to Growth Mindsets

The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Growth Mindsets is the first book in my Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide series. What’s the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset? How do growth and fixed mindsets influence pupils’ attitudes to learning? And what can you do to help pupils move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset? In the Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Growth Mindsets join Mike Gershon, bestselling author and expert educator, as he takes you on a practical, down-to-earth tour of growth mindsets. Inside you’ll find the answers to all your questions about growth mindsets – as well as a host of practical strategies and techniques you can use to support learners and develop yourself professionally. This easy-to-use, expertly written guide is perfect for the busy teaching assistant who wants to help their pupils and improve their practice. Chapters Include: What is a growth mindset? How can you help learners build a growth mindset? What sort of language is good for promoting growth mindsets? How can you help learners to keep going when learning gets tough? What can you do to help learners see mistakes as a useful part of learning? Series Introduction: The ‘Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide’ series developed out of Mike’s desire to give teaching assistants across the country a set of practical, useful books they could call on to help them in their work. Having worked with teaching assistants throughout his teaching career and knowing full well the hugely positive impact they can have on learners in a whole variety of different classrooms, he thought it was high time there was a series of books dedicated to supporting them in their working lives. Each volume in the series focuses on a different aspect of teaching and learning. Each one aims to give teaching assistants a quick, easy way into the topic, along with a wide range of practical strategies and techniques they can use to support, guide and develop the learners with whom they work. All of the books are designed to help teaching assistants. Each one goes out of its way to make their lives easier, and to help them develop professionally. But, crucially, the ultimate aim of each book is to give teaching assistants the tools they need to better support the learners they spend their time working with. The whole series is written with the classroom in mind. This is a collection practical of books for what is a practical job.
mikegershon
Back To School : Back To School  AFL / AFL Kit

Back To School : Back To School AFL / AFL Kit

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