Bundle of three e-books to help support NQTs in their first couple of months of teaching. Speeding up planning - This 11 page e-book focuses on three sections; parts of a lesson, supporting materials and questions to ask yourself. Building positive relationships - This 13 page e-book focuses on the groundwork, communication and teaching skills for building positive relationships. Dealing with difficulty in the classroom - This 12 page e-book focuses on three sections; in the heat of the moment, next steps and finding a positive outcome.
TES asked primary school teachers to vote for which 100 fiction books they thought the children in their class should read before leaving. The answers ranged from some classic children's books - such as Beatrix Potter's 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' - to some more modern reads, such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. Download our poster to see the full list.
This downloadable PDF contains a wealth of safeguarding information from Tes magazine's online safety special, including: - An exclusive look into the work carried out by the Metropolitan Police's "paedophile unit", tasked with combating online sex crimes against children - An interview with Lorin LaFave, whose 14-year-old son was groomed online and murdered - A teacher's guide to the dark web - What to do when pornography is brought into schools - How pupils can help you fight online threats - The student who transformed tech into a way to beat cyberbullying - An approach to a classroom discussion on the ethics of pornography
The Tes Guide to Your First Year In Teaching is the definitive handbook to your NQT year. It will equip you with all you need to know for your first year on the job, with informative articles planned and written by experienced teachers – just for you! The guide will help you thrive in those exciting first 12 months, with all the answers, research and tips you need to be the best teacher you can be. What’s inside? What to expect in your NQT year and how to deal with common problems – by school leader Mark Roberts A fail safe way to learn 30 names in 5 minutes – by Jo Baker How to make your planning more efficient – by Department head Rebecca Foster Pedagogy – get the right balance between research and your natural style – by research lead Megan Dixon Retrieval practice – why you should think of it as your handbag – by headteacher Clare Sealey The psychology behind good behaviour management – by executive headteacher Jarlath O’Brien What I wish I had known about research and marking – by research lead Mark Enser A brief guide to dealing with parents – by Tes columnist Nancy Gedge How to use your Sendco wisely – by Tes columnist Gemma Corby The art of a good explanation – by head of department Emily Seeber How to use research to help you improve and find answers – by research lead Megan Mansworth
If children don’t encounter a rich diet of literature at school, they are being denied key knowledge about themselves and the world. Children’s literature expert Karen Sands-O’Connor has compiled a book list to get you started on diversifying your school library. Stick this colourful poster up in your classroom or school library to share her list with pupils and colleagues.
The NQT guide to classroom practice. Whether you are new to teaching or have new teachers beginning at your school this new term. What’s inside? New teachers share their NQT highs and lows Making ends meet on a teacher’s salary Getting to grips with your school’s culture How to be successful without being perfect Plus guides to building relationships, dealing with challenging behaviour, mentor relationships, workload hacks and much, much more.
Learn how to ace your lesson observations. From conquering the basics to ensuring you succeed with the less obvious elements of good practice, How to excel when being observed will provide you with tips on: Demonstrating students’ progress Using starters and plenaries Good uses of questioning Developing great teaching habits
Not looking forward to another nail-biting exam season? Don’t worry, our e-book ‘Helping students to revise’ can help. It’s packed with games and activities to enable you and your students to get the most out of those precious revision lessons. This 22-page e-book will take the tedium out of revision, helping your students to succeed in Sats, GCSEs, A levels or other end of year exams. It will also support you in teaching the essential skills that form the foundation of effective revision, from time-management and prioritisation to making notes.
Observations are about learning more than teaching. The importance of demonstrating progress during observations can therefore not be overstated. Progress is what observers are looking for; it is considered to be the best indicator of the quality and extent of learning, as facilitated by the teacher. This 14 page e-book includes tips for planning ahead, lesson components and during the observation.
This fantastic new teachers bundle will provide you with tips, tools and strategies for dealing with every eventuality, from building positive relationships and dealing with difficulty in the classroom, to engaging hard-to-reach students and facilitating outstanding group work. It will also support you beyond the classroom with e-books packed with techniques for speeding up planning and marking. Plus much, much more. The 12 e-books included are: Building positive relationships, Dealing with difficulty in the classroom, Engaging hard to reach students, Facilitating outstanding group work, Making an impact outside the classroom, Making assessment work for you, Making the most of teaching mistakes, Preparing for observations, Speeding up marking, Speeding up planning, The habits of outstanding teaching and Using data.
The first step to understanding how data can be used to raise achievement is to make sure that you are aware of all the data that your school’s collection facilities provide. This 16 page e-book looks at how to understand data, supporting groups of students and putting data to work.
Save time in the classroom and re-claim your social life. Looking for ways to reduce your stress levels and find time to relax and enjoy yourself again? Time-saving tips for teachers will give you time-saving ideas and strategies for, managing workload, planning and resources, marking and much more.
Mistakes are how we learn. Thinking about mistakes as learning opportunities will have a great impact on your progress as a teacher. This 11 page e-book will help you discover how to embrace mistakes, assess yourself and help students to learn from mistakes.
One thing you can guarantee about your first year of teaching is that you will have to do plenty of marking. While it is important to regularly provide students with relevant and constructive feedback, trying to keep on top of the sheer volume of marking can quickly become overwhelming. This 13 page e-book on marking looks at ways to help with organisation, different tools you can use and some golden rules.
You should always think carefully about the groups you create. In any class, there will be students who will not work well together. There will also be those who will get along too well, leading to social chat and off-task behaviour. In this 14 page e-book learn the golden rules of group work, how to support effective group work and discover great examples of group activities.
If we want to plan quickly and successfully, we need to narrow things down straight away. This means identifying our learning objective. This 11 page e-book focuses on three sections; parts of a lesson, supporting materials and questions to ask yourself.
Make the end of the school year a time for innovation and trying new ideas. Written by teacher and education expert Mike Gershon, this 20-page e-book offers practical ideas and strategies to reinvigorate lessons at the end of the school year. It will help you to develop as a teacher, engage your students in productive learning, and ensure that everyone is having fun!
There is so much more to teaching than what goes on in the classroom. Even as a NQT, you have the opportunity to make a significant impact on your students and the school as a whole by taking on extra commitments and challenges. This 13 page e-book looks at three key areas; where to start, teaching and learning and extra-curricular options.
Great teaching starts with learning. When you are devising lessons, try turning around the traditional approach to planning; instead of thinking about what you will be doing throughout the lesson, you should think about what your students will be doing. This 13 page e-book covers helpful tips for planning, in the classroom and supporting key skills.
Great teachers continuously assess what is happening in their classrooms and respond to the results by making changes to their teaching. If a teacher notices that many students are struggling with a task, they can stop the lesson, talk to the pupils and revisit the learning connected to that task. This 16 page e-book focuses on making assessment work for you, formal assessments and ensuring pupil progress.