Oxford University Press
Teaching Today: A Practical Guide
Geoff Petty
Teaching Today: A Practical Guide
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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.

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Title Page
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
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