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Dramatic Science: Inspired ideas for teaching science using drama ages 5-11

by Debra McGregor & Wendy Precious

Dramatic Science is an invaluable tool for any teachers and primary science leaders who have classes of 5 - 10 year olds. It provides the busy professional with a range of tried and tested techniques to use...


Becoming an Outstanding Primary School Teacher

by Russell Grigg

What is meant by outstanding teaching?

What makes the best teachers stand out from the rest?

How can I develop my own practice to become an outstanding teacher myself?

Whether you are training to become a primary...


Circle Time for Young Children

by Jenny Mosley

Jenny Mosley's quality circle time model involves establishing an on-going, timetabled process of circle-meetings for adults and children. As a basis for teaching relationship skills, enhancing self-esteem and...


Creative Teaching: Mathematics in the Primary Classroom

by Mary Briggs & Sue Davis

This stimulating text shows how primary mathematics can be creative, exciting and enjoyable. Offering teachers a dynamic and different perspective, it enables them to see and teach in creative ways that will...


Making Sense of Secondary Science: Research into children's ideas

by Rosalind Driver, Ann Squires & Peter Rushworth

What ideas do children hold about the natural world?

How do these ideas affect their learning of science?

Young learners bring to the classroom knowledge and ideas about many aspects of the natural world constructed...


A Reason to Smile!

by Javier Winnik

"Luiza Brillante is a big city girl who loves to people watch! With so many people and places to see, there are always new adventures to find, and every once in a while, she gets to help someone out too! While...


Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Fifth Edition

by Lesley Mandel Morrow, Linda B. Gambrell & Timothy Shanahan

This indispensable classroom resource and course text has inspired thousands of teachers to help their students become better readers and writers. The fifth edition addresses evidence-based best practices in...


Dorothy Heathcote on Education and Drama: Essential writings

by Cecily O'Neill

Dorothy Heathcote MBE was a unique educator whose practice had a vital influence on the international development of Drama in Education. For more than half a century she inspired generations of teachers and...


The Thinking Child: Laying the foundations of understanding and competence

by Pamela May

What characteristics do children need to become motivated to learn? How do children's experiences and relationships affect their cognitive development? How do you provide learning experiences that meet the developmental...


Understanding Early Years Inequality: Policy, assessment and young children's identities

by Alice Bradbury

Understanding Early Years Inequality uses critical sociological perspectives to examine the impact of changing assessment policy on primary school classrooms, with a particular focus on issues of inequality....


Teaching Chinese Literacy in the Early Years: Psychology, pedagogy and practice

by Hui Li

The Chinese language is now used by a quarter of the world's population and is increasingly popular as a second language. Teaching Chinese Literacy in the Early Years comprehensively investigates the psychology,...


Drama 3-5: A practical guide to teaching drama to children in the Early Years Foundation Stage

by Debbie Chalmers

Would you like to offer constructive, creative and exciting new dramatic learning experiences to the children in your setting?

The importance of using drama to promote active and creative learning in the early...


Jumpstart! Geography: Engaging activities for ages 7-12

by Mark Jones & Sarah Whitehouse

This collection of simple to use and fun activities will jumpstart pupils' understanding of the geographical skills of enquiry, outdoor learning, graphicacy and communication. Pupils will develop their knowledge...


Learning to Teach Small Classes: Lessons from East Asia

by Maurice Galton, Kwok Chan Lai & Kam Wing Chan

The justification for smaller classes has traditionally been that students can receive more individual attention and be provided with a curriculum that promotes student centred learning. However, in Asia where...


Authentic Learning for the Digital Generation: Realising the potential of technology in the classroom

by Angela McFarlane

Why should we use technology to support learning?

Where does the responsibility lie to prepare young people to be active and successful cybercitizens?

Can we go on confiscating pupils' smartphones indefinitely?...


What Your First Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated): Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education

by E.D. Jr Hirsch

Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated

What Your First Grader Needs to Know

 

What will your child be expected to learn in the first grade? How can you help him or her at home? How can teachers...


What Your Second Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated): Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education

by E.D. Jr Hirsch

Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated

What Your Second Grader Needs to Know

 

What will your child be expected to learn in the second grade? How can you help him or her at home? This book...


FarmFoodFRIENDS ABC-123 Picture Book

by Thomas Bangert & Teagan White

Recognizing letters and numbers is the most important pre-school skill parents and families can help children learn. FarmFoodFRIENDS ABC-123 Picture Book features 26 beautifully illustrated watercolor farm scenes...


Engaging Students in Academic Literacies: Genre-based Pedagogy for K-5 Classrooms

by Maria Estela Brisk

The Common Core State Standards require schools to include writing in a variety of genres across the disciplines. Engaging Students in Academic Literacies provides specific information to plan and carry out...


Lesson Planning: Key concepts and skills for teachers

by Jonathan Savage

Lesson planning is an essential component of every teacher's practice. It is part of a three-tiered, integrated pedagogy: planning, teaching and evaluation. Drawing on the work of skilful teachers and the latest...