Another from Jackie Beere's 'Perfect' stable, this simple but effective little book is designed to help bring the best out of all English departments during that all-important Ofsted visit. It is written by David Didau, a highly effective and innovative head of English at a school where Independent Thinking is a trustee.
Pimp Your Lesson! reveals, in detail, the secrets to impressing the pants off your observer, whether it be your Head of Department, Headteacher, Mentor or - worse still - Ofsted! No smoke and mirrors required; this book provides practical guidance on embedding 'Outstanding' practice in your daily teaching. The Third Edition provides updated advice on all aspects of 'Outstanding Teaching'. It includes new practical tips to ensure pupil progress, independent learning, and engagement. There are even some brand-new ideas for embracing Poundland Pedagogy! Pimp Your Lesson! is not just for a one-off observation lesson; it shows you how to be consistently 'Outstanding' so that you are prepared for inspection at a moment's notice.
Being prepared to teach every subject in the curriculum is an essential skill for all primary school teachers, and good lesson planning is a critical tool for coping with the workload, as well as for wowing your pupils, your colleagues, and Ofsted inspectors. In his new book, Stephen Lockyer provides a breakdown of lesson planning strategies, plus a range of practical and original ideas to use with your class. Using real primary classroom anecdotes, as well as helpful diagrams, tick lists and tips on how to implement planning techniques day-to-day, Lesson Planning for Primary School Teachers is a complete toolbox for primary school teachers who want to develop their key skills and strategies for lesson planning.
Have you ever sat in a science classroom as either a pupil or an observer and been bored? John has, but it should never have happened. Science can be the most absorbing, engaging, gross, fascinating, smelly, exciting, practical, electrifying, challenging and explosive subject in the curriculum. No other subject can - literally - make your hair s