The Really Useful Creativity Book

Author: Dominic Wyse
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135201544
Format: PDF, Docs
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What is creativity and how do we teach it? The Really Useful Creativity Book provides approaches and ideas that will enable children to develop their creativity. Written for the primary school teacher, student or trainee teacher, the book shows you how creativity can flourish in your classroom. With examples of practice included throughout, the issues covered include: everyday creativity – ideas to get started on straight away planning – with ideas for cross-curricular planning, and many other ways to plan for creativity creativity and the environment – starting with the classroom and school, then going further afield creative Partnerships – working with other people to stimulate children’s creativity the drama of creativity – showing how teachers can adopt the mantle of the expert thinking about creativity – thinking skills for your children, and ways of thinking for you. This lively, stimulating book will help busy teachers working with the National Curriculum to develop children’s creativity.

The Really Useful Literacy Book

Author: Tony Martin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415431654
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides a collection of literacy units that follow the learning objectives of the Primary National Strategy.

The Really Useful Drama Book

Author: Roger McDonald
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317288041
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Really Useful Drama Book offers busy primary school teachers a collection of step-by-step drama sessions, inspired by high-quality picturebooks, that will engage children and promote enjoyable learning across the curriculum. Lively and thoughtful, the interactive drama sessions are structured around a wide range of texts, including wordless picturebooks, postmodern picturebooks, short stories, well-known texts by recognisable authors and some you may not have come across before, all chosen for their power to foster curiosity. The step-by-step sessions can also be adapted to incorporate your own ideas and passions, allowing you to structure them for the topics you’re exploring with your class. Each session is structured around two texts and offers a guide to the drama strategies used, teaching objectives, ideas for writing opportunities, problems, emotions and challenges to explore, and a clear guide to exploring each text. Ten key themes are explored: Suspense Prejudice Friendship Rhyme and rhythm War and conflict Nature Overcoming fear Possessions and obsessions Dreams Short stories With a focus on the crucial role of imagination in the classroom, The Really Useful Drama Book helps reclaim a purposeful, passionate pedagogy and shows teachers how drama can place children right at the heart of a story, encouraging their desire to ask questions, solve problems and search out new information.

The Really Useful ICT Book

Author: Jill Jesson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136680403
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Really Useful ICT Book is a practical and easy-to-use guide to give you all the confidence you need to use ICT really effectively inside and outside the primary classroom. It makes clear how ICT can be taught as a standalone subject, and how it can be used easily and imaginatively to enhance teaching other subjects. Jam-packed with ideas and templates to save you time, this friendly handbook offers an introduction to: using ICT inside the classroom – including interactive whiteboards, computer suites, VLEs and e-safety using ICT outside the classroom – including word processors, laptops, data loggers and digital cameras when and how to use a wide range of software and hardware – from spreadsheet packages through to digital photography, e-portfolios and software simulation using ICT in all subject areas practical suggestions for using ICT in cross-curricular topics using ICT to develop teacher and pupil creativity using ICT for assessment and in your professional role. With an emphasis on developing children’s creativity and on progression from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2, The Really Useful ICT Book is a comprehensive compendium of advice and inspiration for all training, newly qualified and experienced teachers, as well as those in support roles in primary schools.

The Really Useful Book of ICT in the Early Years

Author: Harriet Price
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135866791
Format: PDF
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Practitioners and students wishing to know how very young children develop an awareness of ICT will find this text invaluable. ICT has arguably one of the biggest impacts on every-day 21st century life, so its inclusion in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum reflects the need to encourage forward-looking practice in classrooms and nurseries. This book enables you to help young children develop their knowledge, understanding and skill in the use of ICT, with chapters from contributors with a wide range of practical experience. Full of ideas and new thinking, this practical guide shows you how to: promote independence in children's use of ICT through resources like digital cameras and role-play toys. explore the nature of creativity through ICT, using it to support the more traditional areas of art, music, dance and writing use ICT to enhance the physical and sensory aspects of outdoor learning experiences. harness the potential of ICT in reaching children with a variety of different learning needs, particularly those with profound and multiple learning difficulties, or autistic spectrum disorders. value children's home experiences of ICT and build on what they already know, and how to work with parents in developing their child's ICT capability. ICT can underpin all areas of learning for young children; this highly practical, inspirational and informative text is therefore relevant to all practitioners and students training in Early Years education.

The Really Useful Physical Education Book

Author: Gary Stidder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113516200X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Really Useful Physical Education Book provides training and practising teachers with guidance and ideas to teach physical education effectively and imaginatively across the seven to fourteen age range. It is underpinned by easy-to-understand theory and links to the curriculum and presents a wide range of high quality, fun lessons alongside engaging teaching examples and methodologies. With practical advice to ensure pupils exercise safely and enjoyably, it is a compendium of ideas for learning and teaching a range of activities: games gymnastics dance swimming and water-based activities athletics on-site outdoor and adventurous activities exercise and healthy lifestyles thematic learning and teaching through physical education using ICT in physical education. The Really Useful Physical Education Book is for all secondary school physical education teachers responsible for the new Key Stage 3 (eleven to fourteen age range) curriculum as well as those working with primary and junior schools within school sport partnerships, providing them with ideas and advice to help all pupils participate in and enjoy physical education lessons. Primary and junior school teachers will also find a range of relevant and innovative ideas for making their physical education lessons more appealing and engaging for their pupils at Key Stage 2 (seven to eleven age range).

The Tools

Author: Phil Stutz
Publisher: Random House Canada
ISBN: 0307360954
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A groundbreaking book about personal growth that presents a uniquely effective set of four tools that bring about dynamic change in the present and impart a greater understanding of the depth and complexity of the human condition over the longterm. The Tools addresses the most common complaint patients have about psychotherapy: the interminable wait for change to begin. Barry Michels, an LA-based therapist, was frustrated by his inability to bring his patients faster relief from the issues that plagued them. He found a mentor in Phil Stutz, a psychiatrist who years before devised a methodology that arose from a similar disenchantment. The traditional therapeutic model sets its sights on the past, but Stutz and Michels employ an arsenal of tools--exercises that access the power of the unconscious and effectively meet the most persistent problems people face--and the results are electrifying. Stutz and Michels are much sought-after--a recent profile in The New Yorker touted them as an "open secret" in Hollywood--and treat a high-powered and creative clientele. Their first work, The Tools transcends the typical self-help genre because of its paradigm-changing material, the credibility of its authors, and the instant appeal and empowerment of its message.

A Critique of Creativity and Complexity

Author: Don Ambrose
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462097739
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In an increasingly complex world the natural human inclination is to oversimplify issues and problems to make them seem more comprehensible and less threatening. This tendency usually generates forms of dogmatism that diminish our ability to think creatively and to develop worthy talents. Fortunately, complexity theory is giving us ways to make sense of intricate, evolving phenomena. This book represents a broad, interdisciplinary application of complexity theory to a wide variety of phenomena in general education, STEM education, learner diversity and special education, social-emotional development, organizational leadership, urban planning, and the history of philosophy. The contributors provide nuanced analyses of the structures and dynamics of complex adaptive systems in these academic and professional fields.

101 Creative Problem Solving Techniques

Author: James M. Higgins
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781883629052
Format: PDF
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This is a 2 color book about creativity techniques, creativly illustrated to match the techniques. First edition was a huge success. This second ediltion is aimed at both the trade and text book markets.

The Creativity Book

Author: Eric Maisel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440629064
Format: PDF, ePub
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Whatever you do, says Dr. Eric Maisel, creativity helps you do it better. Creativity encourages the artist to paint more frequently and authentically. It allows a busy executive to see her options more quickly, make changes more fluidly, and become more self-directing and confident. In this book, America's foremost expert on the psychological side of the creative process presents a complete one-year plan for increasing and unleashing your creativity. It includes two disucssions/exercises per week, and culminates in a guided project of your choice—from working on a current novel or symphony to planning a new home business or becoming a more effective supervisor.