Teaching Today: A Practical Guide
$51.75

Teaching Today: A Practical Guide

By Geoff Petty
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Book Description

Now in its fifth edition, Teaching Today is a comprehensive and readable introduction to teaching. Focusing on practical methods, techniques and strategies, it has been one of the best-selling teacher training textbooks for the past 20 years. Retaining its practical and user-friendly approach, the firth edition updates include new chapters on differentiation, equality, inclusion and working with stake-holders.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Part 1 The learner’s practical and emotional needs
    • 1 How do we learn?
    • 2 Learning skills by corrected practice
    • 3 The learner’s needs
    • 4 Quality teaching and learning is a two-way process
    • 5 Motivation
    • 6 Praise and criticism
    • 7 The teacher–learner relationship and equal opportunities
    • 8 Classroom management
    • 9 Discipline and problem solving
    • 10 What kind of teacher are you?
  • Part 2 The teacher’s toolkit
    • Introduction to the teacher’s toolkit
    • 11 teacher talk
    • 12 the art of explaining
    • 13 the art of showing
    • 14 Questioning
    • 15 the aide-memoire: note making
    • 16 Supervised student practice
    • 17 Discussion
    • 18 Group work and student talk
    • 19 Games and active learning methods
    • 20 role play, drama and simulations
    • 21 Games to teach language and communication skills
    • 22 Seminars
    • 23 Learning for remembering:review and recall
    • 24 Whole-class interactive teaching: assertive questioning
    • 25 reading for learning
    • 26 Private study and homework
    • 27 Assignments and projects
    • 28 Essays and reports
    • 29 Guided discovery: teaching by asking
    • 30 Creativity, design and invention
    • 31 Learning from experience and reflection
    • 32 Whole-brain, visual and kinaesthetic methods
    • 33 Independent learning
    • 34 Self-directed learning
  • PART 3 Resources for teaching and learning
    • 35 Visual aids, Microsoft PowerPoint® and interactive whiteboards
    • 36 Students learning withcomputers: e-learning, ICTand ILT
    • 37 Aims and objectives
    • 38 Choosing activities for the lesson
    • 39 Choosing activities to achieve affective objectives
    • 40 Writing the lesson plan
    • 41 Flexible and inclusive course organisation and record keeping
    • 42 Planning courses
    • 43 Assessment
    • 44 Summative assessment
    • 45 What teachers can achieve:the active mindset
    • 46 Initial and diagnostic assessment: assessing learners’ needs
    • 47 Providing learners with support
    • 48 Differentiation: coping with differences
    • 49 Equality, diversity and attainment: your role
    • 50 Working with others
    • 51 Inclusion in context
    • 52 Evaluating my teaching: the reflective practitioner
    • 53 Evaluating courses and quality improvement
    • 54 How to teach and remain sane
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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