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A core text for those training to teach or newly qualified teachers, this book serves not only as a practical guide to primary teaching, but takes the unique approach of exploring the concept of outstanding teaching and how you can strive for and achieve excellence as a teaching professional from the outset of your career. The text is pedagogically rich and includes learning objectives, questions, case studies, a download site and reflective activities.
Dr Russell Grigg is Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education and Training at University of Wales, Trinity St David, who has considerable experience in teaching, inspecting and educational research.
Chapter 1 - How Do We Define and Measure Outstanding Teaching?
Chapter 2 - Know Thyself
Chapter 3 - Professional Values and Practice in Action
Chapter 4 - Inspiring Children: Developing Pupils' Thinking Skills
Chapter 5 - Professional Knowledge and Understanding: Theory, Nature and Scope of the Curriculum
Chapter 6 - Subject Knowledge and Understanding: English, Mathematics and Science
Chapter 7 - Realising the Potential of ICT
Chapter 8 - The Broader Curriculum
Chapter 9 - Planning and Preparation
Chapter 10 - Promoting Inclusive Practice: Meeting the Needs of Learners
Chapter 11 - Language, Literacy and Communication Skills
Chapter 12 - Behaviour Management
Chapter 13 - The Art of Juggling: Monitoring, Assessment, Recording and Reporting
Chapter 14 - The Teacher as a Researcher