Are You Dropping the Baton

Author: David Harris
Publisher: Crown House Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781845900816
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Tackles transition head on, provides countless examples of how primary and secondary schools can work together more effectively to ensure students enjoy a smooth and effective move from primary to secondary school. It advocates several different approaches to facilitating this from soft federations between schools to the all-through 3-18 solution.

Bridging the Transition from Primary to Secondary School

Author: Alan Howe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136738096
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Bridging the Transition from Primary to Secondary School offers an insight into children's development, building a framework for the creation of appropriate and relevant educational experiences of children between the ages of 10-12.

Brave Heads

Author: David Harris
Publisher: Independent Thinking Press
ISBN: 9781781350485
Format: PDF, ePub
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Why young people (and teachers) need their school leader to be brave now more than ever.

Understanding School Transition

Author: Jennifer Symonds
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317500849
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School transition is a life changing event for children - they are rarely faced with such a powerful set of personal and social changes. These underpin the immediate and longer term wellbeing of children, peer groups, teachers and schools. Understanding School Transition provides a most comprehensive, international review of this important area, complete with practical advice on what practitioners can do to support children’s wellbeing, motivation and achievement. Offering an accessible introduction to children’s psychology at transition, Understanding School Transition explores transition as a status passage, what we really mean by wellbeing, and the ways in which children adapt to new environments. Key chapters focus on: Understanding stress and anxiety Children’s hopes, fears and myths at transition Parents’ and teachers’ influence and role Children’s relationships with peers as they change schools Children’s personal and collective identities Motivation, engagement and achievement Supporting the most vulnerable children Crucially, it advises how you can help children through implementing transition interventions and evaluating their success in your own school. Illustrated by case studies of experiences in real schools, Understanding School Transition will be essential reading for all training and practising teachers, as well as transition and subject specialists, who want to better understand and influence what happens to children at this critical stage.

Tools for Teaching

Author: Barbara Gross Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470569450
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the long-awaited update on the bestselling book that offers a practical, accessible reference manual for faculty in any discipline. This new edition contains up-to-date information on technology as well as expanding on the ideas and strategies presented in the first edition. It includes more than sixty-one chapters designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members. The topics cover both traditional tasks of teaching as well as broader concerns, such as diversity and inclusion in the classroom and technology in educational settings.

Social by Social

Author: Andy Gibson
Publisher: Mute Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1906496412
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Explains how the new technology tools for social interaction are changing society, and how individuals and organizations with a social conscience can use them to do more good. Helps the user frame and answer the questions about a project, shows routes others have tried, and suggests additional alternatives.

Leadership Dialogues

Author: John West-Burnham
Publisher: Crown House Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781845909062
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is based on two basic assumptions. Firstly, dialogue, conversation, reflection and challenge are fundamental aspects of effective learning and developing personal understanding. Secondly school leaders do not have sufficient time to engage in these activities - they are always the first casualties. Designed to provide stimulus materials for school leaders to support their personal development, Leadership Dialogues encourages personal reflection, dialogue with a coach or mentor and conversations in leadership teams. It includes short think pieces, case studies, diagnostic reviews, selected quotations on a particular theme and questions for discussion and reflection.The content is clustered into themes including: The changing context of education / strategic thinking; Alternative perspectives - international comparisons; Understanding effective leadership; Getting management right - making schools work; Leading teaching and learning; Developing staff capacity; Performance and accountability; Working collaboratively; Engaging with the community; Personal resilience and sustainability. The book is a valuable and practical resource for leadership teams. Much of the content is included on a free CD of printable resources.

Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School

Author: Tina Rae
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317688392
Format: PDF, ePub
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The transition from primary to secondary school is extremely important in the lives of children and young people but it is also a time of significant stress for many. This unique programme is designed to support children during this process, helping to build the confidence, skills and the resources that they will need in order to ensure a smooth and successful transition. This accessible text provides teachers, parents and professionals working with young people with a comprehensive range of resources to effectively support this process, and also: promotes the development of resilient children and young people who can cope effectively with the process of change encourage pupil participation and ensure that well-being is further fostered and maintained both for young people and staff within the learning context includes specific strategies, techniques and ideas regarding the transition process including systems and individualised approaches helps young people to visualise success, manage strong and complex emotions, cope with stress and anxiety, problem solve difficult situations, recognise their own signature strengths and build upon these through a series of activities and problem based learning opportunities. The programme itself also makes use of solution-focused approaches, motivational interviewing techniques, cognitive behaviour therapy strategies and a range of ideas and techniques taken from positive psychology and resilience theory. The wealth of resources offered here make this programme unique and engaging, and will be particularly useful to those who support children with SEN and higher levels of vulnerability.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

Writing Spaces

Author: Charles Lowe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781602351844
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Annotation Volumes in WRITING SPACES: READINGS ON WRITING offer multiple perspectives on a wide-range of topics about writing. In each chapter, authors present their unique views, insights, and strategies for writing by addressing the undergraduate reader directly. Drawing on their own experiences, these teachers-as-writers invite students to join in the larger conversation about the craft of writing. Consequently, each essay functions as a standalone text that can easily complement other selected readings in writing or writing-intensive courses across the disciplines at any level. Volume 2 continues the tradition of the previous volume with topics, such as the rhetorical situation, collaboration, documentation styles, weblogs, invention, writing assignment interpretation, reading critically, information literacy, ethnography, interviewing, argument, document design, and source integration. All volumes in the series are published under a Creative Commons license and available for download at the Writing Spaces website (http: //www.writingspaces.org), Parlor Press (http: //www.parlorpress.com), and the WAC Clearinghouse (http: //wac.colostate.edu/). Charles Lowe is Assistant Professor of Writing at Grand Valley State University where he teachers composition, professional writing, and Web design. Pavel Zemliansky is Associate Professor in the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University.