This book explores what effective teaching is and offers a range of practical suggestions and handy tips for new entrants.
What the book covers:
Practical suggestions for lesson activities: provides practical suggestions which teachers can easily incorporate into their own lessons
A sensible approach to developing classroom practice: for individuals, departments and whole schools.
Help for teachers, INSET providers and trainers: with responsibility for developing classroom practice.
The School Effectiveness Series: Lessons are for Learning is the fourth title in a new series of books which focus on practical and useful ideas for individual schools and teachers.
The series addresses the issues of whole school improvement and new knowledge about teaching and learning and offers straightforward solutions which teachers can use to make life more rewarding for themselves and those they teach.
About the Author
Mike Hughes has extensive experience of working with teachers to help them develop and improve their classroom practice. During a 20 year teaching career, he worked as a head of department, deputy head and head teacher, and spent time working in an advisory capacity for Gloucestershire LEA in the field of teaching and learning. He is now advising and supporting a wide variety of schools in their efforts to improve teaching quality, both working at strategic leadership level and coaching individual teachers in the classroom.
He is well known for his work in the field of teaching and learning styles, having developed a reputation for being prepared to put his ideas into practice on a daily basis. He has done extensive INSET work and is the author of a number of other highly regarded books including Closing the Learning Gap, Lessons are for Learning and Tweak to Transform.
Table of Contents
Preface to the first edition
Section One - A government-created dichotomy
Section Two - Lessons are for learning
Section Three - Children learn effectively when...
Section Four - What is education if not enjoyment?
Section Five - What questions did you ask today?
Section Six - ‘Thinking is so important'
Section Seven - ‘The needs of the one outweigh the needs of the many'
Section Eight - What else are meetings for?
Section Nine - Ah, but...