An eight-time national chess champion and world champion martial artist shares the lessons he has learned from two very different competitive arenas, identifying key principles about learning and performance that readers can apply to their life goals. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
The Essential Guide to Lesson Planning is intended to help trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers come to grips with the daily lesson planning required from them. This book shows how the time spent planning good lessons can help to ensure that time in the classroom is effective, productive and enjoyable. A key goal of this book is to show that planning lessons and behaviour management are not two separate entities any good lesson plan will have built-in behaviour management strategies. If students are catered for, are allowed to achieve and their good work reinforced even the most challenging of students can be fun to teach. Product Description The Essential Guide to Lesson Planning is intended to help trainee and newly qualified teachers come to grips with the daily lesson planning required from them. This book shows how the time spent planning good lessons can help to ensure that time in the classroom is effective, productive and enjoyable. A key goal of this book is to show that planning lessons and behaviour management are not two separate entities any good lesson plan will have built-in behaviour management strategies. If students are catered for, are allowed to achieve and have their good work reinforced, then even the most challenging of students can be fun to teach. Features + Benefits Weblinks useful websites to take learning further Going Further each chapter ends with a number of activities to help consolidate understanding of the topic Teaching Tips these boxes appear throughout the book to draw out additional ideas on how to improve lesson planning Teaching Reference these boxes provide additional teaching and learning information regarding a specific subject Research Reference these boxes help the reader place guidance in a research context useful when writing professional essays or simply wishing to know what proof there is for particular teaching and learning strategies Backcover The Essential Guide to Lesson Planning is an invaluable resource that will enable you to plan foolproof lessons, combining effective learning with built-in behaviour management. Whether you are an NQT, an ITT student or a more experienced teaching professional, this book will show you how planning a good lesson can be quick and simple and lead to successful learning whoever your students are. Written by an award-winning researcher and experienced Advanced Skills Teacher, this book is packed with tips such as: How to ensure good behaviour through lesson planning How to use learning objectives to maximum effect How to write quick and successful lessons How to incorporate homework into a lesson How to address assessment for learning in every lesson How to use reward systems to keep student motivation high How to meet the needs of individual students; SEN and G&T How to write an effective plenary How to reflect on learning at the end of a lesson Accompanying this book is a website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/walker with resources to adapt for your individual teaching needs to aid lesson planning, such as: Starter activity templates Plenary activity templates ACE cards for motivation Bell work activity templates Assessment for Learning student guidelines Chapter 1 The ABC of Lesson Planning Chapter 2 The Classroom Environment Chapter 3 Lesson Objectives Chapter 4 Bell work and Starter Activities Chapter 5 Main Development Stage - Part 1 Chapter 6 Main Development Stage - Part 2 Chapter 7 Plenary Work Chapter 8 Managing Behaviour through Lesson Planning Chapter 9 Literacy and Numeracy Chapter 10 Special Education Needs and Gifted and Talented Chapter 11 Assessment for Learning Chapter 12 Homework ´The Essential Guide to Lesson Planning´ is intended to help trainee and newly qualified teachers come to grips with the daily lesson planning required from them. It shows how the time spent planning good lessons can help to ensure that time in the classroom is effective, productive and enjoyable.
Updated for the latest database management systems -- including MySQL 6.0, Oracle 11g, and Microsoft´s SQL Server 2008 -- this introductory guide will get you up and running with SQL quickly. Whether you need to write database applications, perform administrative tasks, or generate reports, Learning SQL, Second Edition, will help you easily master all the SQL fundamentals. Each chapter presents a self-contained lesson on a key SQL concept or technique, with numerous illustrations and annotated examples. Exercises at the end of each chapter let you practice the skills you learn. With this book, you will: * Move quickly through SQL basics and learn several advanced features * Use SQL data statements to generate, manipulate, and retrieve data * Create database objects, such as tables, indexes, and constraints, using SQL schema statements * Learn how data sets interact with queries, and understand the importance of subqueries * Convert and manipulate data with SQL´s built-in functions, and use conditional logic in data statements Knowledge of SQL is a must for interacting with data. With Learning SQL, you´ll quickly learn how to put the power and flexibility of this language to work.
This book examines the extent to which post-crisis inquiries actually do deliver effective lesson-learning and thereby reduce vulnerability to future threats
´´In November 2008, John Hattie´s ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesised the results of more than 15 years research involving millions of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Visible Learning for Teachers takes the next step and brings those ground breaking concepts to a completely new audience. Written for students, pre-service and in-service teachers, it explains how to apply the principles of Visible Learning to any classroom anywhere in the world. The author offers concise and user-friendly summaries of the most successful interventions and offers practical step by step guidance to the successful implementation of visible learning and visibleteaching in the classroom. This book: - Links the biggest ever research project on teaching strategies to practical classroom implementation - Champions both teacher and student perspectives and contains step by step guidance including lesson preparation, interpreting learning and feedback during the lesson and post lesson follow up - Offers checklists, exercises, case studies and best practice scenarios to assist in raising achievement - Includes whole school checklists and advice for school leaders on facilitating visible learning in their institution - Now includes additional meta-analyses bringing the total cited within the research to over 900 - Comprehensively covers numerous areas of learning activity including pupil motivation, curriculum, meta-cognitive strategies, behaviour, teaching strategies, and classroom management. Visible Learning for Teachers is a must read for any student or teacher who wants an evidence based answer to the question; ´how do we maximise achievement in our schools?´´´-- Provided by publisher.
In recent years, multimedia learning, or learning from words and images, has developed into a coherent discipline with a significant research base. The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning is unique in offering a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of research and theory in the field, with a focus on computer-based learning. Since the first edition appeared in 2005, it has shaped the field and become the primary reference work for multimedia learning. Multimedia environments, including online presentations, e-courses, interactive lessons, simulation games, slideshows, and even textbooks, play a crucial role in education. This revised second edition incorporates the latest developments in multimedia learning and contains new chapters on topics such as drawing, video, feedback, working memory, learner control, and intelligent tutoring systems. It examines research-based principles to determine the most effective methods of multimedia instruction and considers research findings in the context of cognitive theory to explain how these methods work.
Foreword to the first edition: ´´This book is an exceptional introduction to some difficult ideas. It is full of downright good advice for every academic who wants to do something practical to improve his or hers students´ learning.´´ Paul Ramsden, Brisbane, Australia Endorsements for the fourth edition: ´´Biggs and Tang present a unified view of university teaching that is both grounded in research and theory and replete with guidance for novice and expert instructors. The book will inspire, challenge, unsettle, and in places annoy and even infuriate its readers, but it will succeed in helping them think about how high quality teaching can contribute to high quality learning.´´ John Kirby, Queens University, Ontario, Canada ´´For those teaching in schools and universities this book provides a framework that can be used to guide teaching from thinking about what a program, topic, lesson or lecture should be about, to the execution of the teaching and reflection on the outcomes. The guiding framework emerges from a sound conceptual analysis of the how the interaction between teacher and student can be organised to result in learning that enables students to approach the levels of understanding and problem solving that we hope will emerge from our teaching.´´ Mike Lawson, School of Education, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia This best-selling book explains the concept of constructive alignment used in implementing outcomes-based education. Constructive alignment identifies the desired learning outcomes and helps teachers design the teaching and learning activities that will help students to achieve those outcomes, and to assess how well those outcomes have been achieved. Each chapter includes tasks that offer a ´how-to´ manual to implement constructive alignment in your own teaching practices. This new edition draws on the authors´ experience of consulting on the implementation of constructive alignment in Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland and Malaysia including a wider range of disciplines and teaching contexts. There is also a new section on the evaluation of constructive alignment, which is now used worldwide as a framework for good teaching and assessment, as it has been shown to: Assist university teachers who wish to improve the quality of their own teaching, their students´ learning and their assessment of learning outcomes Aid staff developers in providing support for departments in line with institutional policies Provide a framework for administrators interested in quality assurance and enhancement of teaching across the whole universityThe authors have also included useful web links to further material. Teaching for Quality Learning at University will be of particular interest to teachers, staff developers and administrators.