Outstanding Primary Teaching and Learning: A journey through your early teaching career Paperback / softback
If you have ever asked yourself "How do I become an outstanding teacher?" then this is the book for you.
Combining state-of-the-art practices with deep insight from many years' experience of teaching, the book develops and explains how to change practice and attain excellence as a teacher.
Seven core themes are embedded in a four level hierarchy of practice that guides the reader from the fundamentals of successful teaching to the highest levels of accomplishment.
The book offers: * A `one-stop-shop' providing a structured and supported approach to becoming an outstanding teacher* A unique action planning feature at the end of each level, creating a platform for your personal development* A range of guided reflection activities, to help develop your skills and understanding of the many aspects of teachingThe unique focus on your individual development and creating an authentic identity as the foundation for excellence makes Outstanding Primary Teaching and Learning essential reading for the every trainee teacher or those wishing to enhance practice. "There are a few educational texts that you do not want to put down, and this is one!
The book will encourage, motivate and inspire trainee teachers, recently qualified, early career and established teachers to reach the heights of their potential.
If becoming an outstanding teacher seems like an unattainable goal, this book will convince the reader otherwise.
The author speaks to the reader, coaxing and encouraging, as if she was there by their side.
She follows her own advice by creating innovative and stimulating sessions, but in text form.
The accessible structure with reflection sections, activities, prompts, checklists, further reading, and thought provoking quotes and extracts, provides an interactive resource, for all those who aspire to be the best possible teacher for their pupils.
In simple terms, an outstanding book, that provides a pathway through the minefield that education can be." Dr. Tracy Whatmore, Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK"An easy to read book with sound practical advice underpinned by theory which every trainee teacher or early career teacher can dip into for guidance.
It captures the essence of primary teaching through the metaphor of a coat and I'm sure readers will adapt their coats accordingly as they journey through the book."Professor Vini Lander, Edge Hill University, UK"Outstanding Primary Teaching and Learning" is an absolute must-read for teachers of any age or experience who would like to become more outstanding in their practice.
Written from a unique and highly reflective perspective of pedagogy as an art, a proactive and inspiring approach is taken to journey the reader along a personalised path, enabled through highly constructive and reflective opportunities.
Sally Hawkins inspires with her clear passion to primary teaching and learning, and considers all aspects of that which it takes to develop "outstandingness".
With her methodical yet holistic approach to pedagogy, "Outstanding Primary Teaching and Learning" takes a thoughtful and academic approach to deconstruct the constantly evolving machine that is primary education, into useable ideas and concepts. As a current PGCE student, I have found this to be an enormous asset to both my reflective practice in the classroom, but also through the contextualising of a complex and ever-changing education system."Alexander S Phipps, Postgraduate Student, Institute for Education, The University of Chichester, UK"Although this book is aimed at trainee primary school teachers, it will be equally useful for secondary school and more experienced teachers.
By contextualising her examples around the analogy of `the perfect jacket', Sally clearly outlines the complexities and challenges of modern teaching. However, through the systematic approach that she adopts and the examples she gives, she makes these challenges both achievable and desirable. She de-bunks some of the myths around `outstanding' teaching and provides readers with clear frameworks and reference points from which they can evaluate and develop their own teaching.
Sally's writing style is both personal and humorous, which will engage and motivate busy teachers. She seamlessly combines the latest theories and applies them to classroom practice. By including regular reflection tasks, this book can become a valuable accompaniment to trainees regular mentor meetings. Those who engage with Sally's questions and follow her recommendations, will develop a deep understanding of the role of the teacher and will develop a substantial toolkit to draw upon in the classroom."Mark Bagust, Associate Headteacher, Cantell School, UK
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 248 pages
- Publisher: Open University Press
- Publication Date: 16/08/2016
- Category: Primary & middle schools
- ISBN: 9780335263660