500 Tips for Teachers

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Education - 154 pages
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500 Tips for Teachers is essential reading for all teachers, providing easy access to essential tried and tested ideas in its unique user-friendly way. This book aims to save you time and to help promote student centred and active learning. The topics and advice covered include techniques for effective teaching and classroom management; planning and assessment; using teaching and learning resources well; supporting pupils' learning; providing personal and pastoral care; being an effective colleague; and using ICT in the classroom.
This active book will make stimulating reading for both new and experienced practitioners in primary, further and higher education, teacher trainees and all those for whom teaching forms a part of their job.
 

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Contents

Techniques for effective teaching and classroom management
1
Meeting a class for the first time
2
Gaining attention and settling a class down
4
Coping with interruptions
6
Learning names
8
Avoiding disruption in your class
10
Using blackboards
12
Organizing practical lessons
14
Helping pupils to be creative
71
Helping pupils to write essays
73
Providing personal and pastoral care
75
Being an effective Form Tutor
76
Getting pupils to talk to you
78
Helping pupils who dont believe in themselves
80
Coping with emotional pupils
82
Breaking bad news
84

Doing yardbusbreak duties painlessly
16
Ensuring equality of opportunity within your teaching
18
Strategies for raising achievement
20
Planning and assessment
22
Assessing pupils work
23
Giving pupils facetoface feedback
25
Getting feedback from pupils
27
Using self and peerassessment
29
Making sense of new structures
31
Planning schemes of work
33
Invigilating internal exams
35
Writing reports
37
Preparing for an inspection
39
Using teaching and learning resources well
41
Preparing interesting handout materials
42
Preparing learning packages
44
Getting the most from the library
46
Organizing resources
48
Making do with limited resources
50
Making your classroom into an attractive learning environment
52
Making effective displays
54
Taking pupils on a trip
56
Visiting museums and art galleries
58
Supporting pupils learning
60
Helping pupils who dont read well
61
Helping pupils who dont do maths well
63
Helping pupils to learn together
65
Helping pupils to revise effectively
67
Helping pupils to pass exams
69
Helping pupils to recover from setbacks
86
Helping pupils towards university or employment
88
Coping with parents evenings
90
Dealing with difficult parents
92
Coping with emergencies
94
Being an effective colleague
96
Working with colleagues
97
Coping with difficult Heads of Department or senior staff
99
Managing a department
101
Covering for absent colleagues
103
Coping with stress
105
Planning your career progression
107
Applying for jobs
109
Information and communications technologies
111
Choosing computeraided learning packages
112
Getting pupils used to the idea of learning from a machine
117
Getting pupils used to mice and keyboards
122
Using email to support learning
126
Helping pupils to get started with email
128
Giving pupils feedback using email
131
Using video for learning
135
Using audiotapes for learning
138
Using multimedia packages for learning
141
Using the Internet for learning
144
Helping pupils to learn from the Internet
147
Postscript
150
Further Reading
151
Index
152
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Sally Brown is Head of Quality Enhancement at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle.

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