Contains practical ideas and strategies to maximize the potential of boys. Learn how to integrate visual and kinaesthetic activities into your lessons; harness boys' natural competitiveness; provide opportunities to enable boys to re-focus, process and re-energize; use teamwork to engage boys in learning; and promote higher-order thinking skills.
Bring French to life and make it meaningful, by linking it to other subjects using a Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach. By incorporating French into other subjects using these practical, easy-to-use ideas, your language learning will complement and enhance subject learning, rather than compete with it for crucial learning time.
100+ Fun Ideas for Practising Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary Classroom contains 137 fun activities for developing oracy and literacy skills. The tried and tested activities in this book can be used to with almost any language. The author has chosen these ideas due to the positive impact the games and activities have had on the learning of another language. The inherent rationale behind each activity is that it is enjoyable, interactive and allows for as many children as possible at one time to communicate. With activities ranging from 'Clap if true' and 'Draw a monster' to 'Find Mr X' and 'Puppet mind reading', you will never be stuck for ideas.
The educational underachievement of boys is a concern for educational professionals throughout the UK, and so is consistently at the top of most schools' agendas. There is no quick fix to tackle this issue and absolve it completely. There are, however, countless ways of addressing the issue which will help teachers support the boys in their class to reach their full potential. In his new book, established writer on boys' underachievement Gary Wilson gives teachers a way to tap into what is going on inside boys' heads, their experiences and their way of looking at the world around them, and how to value and build upon this in their practice to ensure they get the most of out their male students. Packed with practical lesson plans, activities and strategies, plus suggestions of how to take these ideas further, this book is ideal for all primary teachers who are looking to motivate boys in the classroom and move a step closer to closing the gap between male and female achievement in school.
Based on an extensive worldwide study, this book reveals what gets boys excited about learning Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys challenges the widely-held cultural impression that boys are stubbornly resistant to schooling while providing concrete examples of pedagogy and instructional style that have been proven effective in a variety of school settings. This book offers more than 100 detailed examples of lessons that succeed with male students, grouped thematically. Such themes include: Gaming, Motor Activities, Open Inquiry, Competition, Interactive Technology, and Performance/Role Play. Woven throughout the book is moving testimony from boys that both validates the success of the lessons and adds a human dimension to their impact. The author's presents more than 100+ specific activities for all content areas that have proven successful with male students Draws on an in-depth, worldwide study to reveal what lessons and strategies most engage boys in the classroom Has been described as the missing link that our schools need for the better education of boys
Supply teaching can be very difficult - if it's not the students that are being difficult it's the permanant members of staff. Julia Murphy provides one hundred ideas on how to handle the pitfalls of being a supply teacher. The first twenty ideas are general practical ideas such as how to act in the staffroom and what equipment is needed to get through the day. The remaining sections each deal with a subject and include ideas such as warm up activities and how to carry on the topic if faced with more than one lesson with a class.