Science in Primary Schools: Examining the Practices of Effective Teachers

Author: Angela Fitzgerald

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789460918582

Category: Education

Page: 118

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If the status and quality of science education in schools is to improve, efforts need to be made to better understand the classroom practices of effective science teachers. Teachers are key players in a re-imagining of science education. This book explores how two primary school teachers, identified as effective practitioners, approached science teaching and learning over a unit of work. In recording the teaching and learning experiences in their classrooms, the author highlights how the two teachers adopted different approaches, drawing on their particular beliefs and knowledge, to support student learning in science in ways that were appropriate to their contexts as well as reflected their different experiences, strengths and backgrounds. Through sharing their stories, this book illustrates, that due to the complex nature of teaching and learning, there is no one way of defining effectiveness. In documenting this research, it is hoped that other teachers and teacher educators will be inspired to think about primary school science education in innovative ways.
What Every Teacher Should Know About Effective Teaching Strategies

Author: Donna Walker Tileston

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 076193121X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

View: 118

The essential bag of tools for teaching the standards-based curriculum for higher-level student learning and achievement! This concise collection of effective teaching strategies will be an invaluable guide for every teacher who knows that the way we teach is just as important as what we teach. Chapters cover: Making good decisions about instructional objectives Teaching tools for beginning activities Teaching tools for working with declarative information: vocabulary, facts, data, and more Teaching tools for procedural activities: constructing models, using procedural knowledge, and more Thinking tools and graphic organizers Verbal tools such as brainstorming, Socratic seminars, real world applications, and more Guidelines for lesson planning Vocabulary pre-test, post-test, and summary Bibliography and Index
Effective Teaching

Author: Daniel Muijs

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849200752

Category: Education

Page: 370

View: 939

This new edition updates the successful 2005 edition with the latest research on effective teaching and learning. Appropriate for primary and secondary education, the authors continue to provide a broad and comprehensive overview of what is now a large body of knowledge on effective teaching. The authors maintain their user-friendly style and the structure which takes in generic teaching skills; teaching for specific goals; subject specific strategies and other classroom issues. Each chapter is built around opening learning objectives.
Effective Teaching in Schools Theory and Practice

Author: Chris Kyriacou

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 9781408507087

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 872

Written by best-selling author of Essential Teaching Skills, this research-informed guide is the perfect introduction to what defines good teaching. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it enables trainees and new teachers to build on theoretical work where it matters in the classroom.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Author: Charles Kivunja

Publisher:

ISBN: 0195596358

Category: Affective education

Page: 464

View: 472

Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Steps towards Creative Practice takes the view that teaching, learning and assessment are not three separate aspects of an educative process but are inextricably interconnected dimensions of a holistic education. It proposes a new vision of curriculum andpedagogy, in which teacher education students from a range of backgrounds can become effective teachers by challenging their higher-order thinking and developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
The Highly Effective Teacher

Author: Jeff C. Marshall

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416621683

Category: Education

Page: 141

View: 100

What are the secrets to unlocking student success? And what can teachers do to get better at helping students develop deep understanding of content, attain higher-order thinking skills, and become secure, confident, and capable learners? In this book, teacher and professor Jeff Marshall showcases how teaching with intentionality answers these questions. Specifically, he introduces the Teacher Intentionality Practice Scale (TIPS), a framework for both supporting and measuring effective teaching. Taken together, the framework’s seven TIPs provide a research-based, classroom-tested guide to help teachers * create coherent, connected lessons; * use strategies and resources, including technology, that truly enhance learning; * organize a safe, respectful learning environment; * develop challenging and rigorous learning experiences; * promote interactive, thoughtful learning; * nurture a creative, problem-solving classroom culture; and * deliver feedback and formative assessment that inform teaching and learning. Marshall’s needs-assessment instrument can help teachers, working independently or in a cohort, determine the best starting point for improving their practice. Practical, straightforward rubrics for each TIP describe the various levels of teacher proficiency. Based on his own teaching experience and observations in hundreds of classrooms, Marshall also offers action tips for each framework component and a list of resources for further study. Written for teachers and leaders at all levels and in all content areas, The Highly Effective Teacher is a guidebook for thoughtful, intentional teaching with one goal: success for all students, in every classroom.
Effective Teaching Strategies

Author: Roy Killen

Publisher:

ISBN: 0170358887

Category: Classroom management

Page: 392

View: 838

Effective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from research and practice 7e provides a practical overview of nine common teaching strategies used in all levels of education and training from early childhood through to higher education. Initial chapters discuss the Australian Curriculum framework and provide an introduction to the key principles of quality teaching and learning. These ideas are then applied through chapters devoted to different teaching strategies: direct instruction, discussion, small-group work, cooperative learning, problem solving, student research, role-play, case study and student writing. Chapters describe each of the strategies in detail with a practical focus on why, when and how to use each one. There are guidelines for planning lessons based on each strategy, for implementing those lessons effectively and for evaluating the effectiveness of each strategy. Activities and numerous examples from a wide range of subject areas help readers to relate the ideas to their own specialist teaching areas.
International Beliefs and Practices That Characterize Teacher Effectiveness

Author: Grant, Leslie W.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799879107

Category: Education

Page: 365

View: 911

Research surrounding teacher quality and teacher effectiveness has continued to grow and become even more prominent as teaching has become more professionalized globally and countries have invested more comprehensively in teacher education, certification, and professional development. To better understand teacher effectiveness, it is important to have a global viewpoint to truly understand how beliefs and practices vary in each country and can lead to different characterizations of what makes an effective teacher. This includes both cross-cultural commonalities and unique differences in conceptualization of teacher effectiveness and practices. With this comprehensive, international understanding of teacher effectiveness, a better understanding of best practices, teacher models, philosophies, and more will be developed. International Beliefs and Practices That Characterize Teacher Effectiveness identifies, shares, and explores the predominant conceptual understandings of beliefs and practices that characterize effective teachers in different countries. This book provides international and cross-cultural perspectives on teacher effectiveness and examines the prominent philosophies of teaching and pedagogical practices that characterize teachers in selected countries. Each chapter includes a background, such as history and undergirding philosophy within each country, effective teacher models, prominent applications of teacher effectiveness practices, and special or unique features of teaching in the specific countries mentioned. This book is essential for practicing educators in various countries, teacher educators, faculty, and students within schools and colleges, researchers in international comparative studies, organizations engaged in international education, and administrators, practitioners, and academicians interested in how teacher effectiveness is characterized in different countries and regions across the world.
The Essential Guide to Classroom Practice

Author: Andrew Redfern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317627517

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 623

The Essential Guide to Classroom Practice has been written with two questions in mind. These are the questions that are most important to all practitioners who seek to improve the quality of learning in their classrooms – what strategies work? and, how do we implement them? Covering all the areas that are key to effective teaching and learning, this text consists of over 200 practical strategies that secondary teachers can adopt and apply within their classroom. These strategies range from simple tools to improve the quality of questioning, to principles that can shape the whole approach to learning. Key topics covered include: The five-part lesson plan Developing thinking skills How to engage learners Encouraging collaborative learning Challenging and supporting Feedback and assessment A key feature of this book is the handy collection of ‘Top 10s’ that appear in each chapter, such as 10 ways to use data in the classroom and 10 ways to streamline your marking. The book clearly explains the benefit of each approach described and offers additional guidance on using websites and digital tools effectively in the classroom. Packed full of ideas, the book offers a one stop shop for busy teachers.