Behavioural Management- free extract

Sunny mornings are the best. They put everyone in a happy mood, suddenly everything is so much more positive.

And to add to such a lovely morning I have a free extract from ‘Supporting Primary Teaching and Learning‘. Fiona Hall yesterday wrote an entry on our blog about how vital a text this is to an aspiring teachers and today we thought “why not show you a snippet of what she’s talking about!?”.

So please enjoy this extract from Chapter 3 on Behaviour Management.

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Individual Needs

Children’s behaviour will be impacted upon by their individual needs. A significant writer in this area is Maslow (1908 – 1970) who suggested that we have a range of needs that exist in a hierarchy starting with the most basic of needs, linked to our survival, at the bottom. Maslow indicated that the needs of one level needed to be met before it was possible to move to the next level. This is shown in figure 3.1.

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Activity

Consider how each levels of Maslow’s hierarchy can be applied to your setting.

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How To Support Learning

Good morning all,

Fiona Hall, author of our book ‘Supporting Primary Teaching and Learning‘ has prepared this entry to aid both teaching assistants and student teachers. This book is ideal for those of you looking to gain an invaluable insight into what pursuing a career in education really entails and how best to support learning.

Have a read and let me know your thoughts if you’ve got your own copy at home!

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Supporting Primary Teaching and Learning is an invaluable guide for school Teaching Assistants or as an ideal starting point for undergraduates interested in a career in education. Aimed at the primary sector, this book gives you the low-down on the essentials you need to gain and develop a career in education with the focus on supporting children’s learning. As well as guiding teaching assistants, it provides valuable insight for those aspiring to become teachers.

The book has been written by expert educators Fiona Hall, Duncan Hindmarch, Doug Hoy and Lynn Machin. Fiona, who worked in primary education and teacher training for many years advises, “This book offers some great advice to Teaching Assistants starting on their Higher Education journey and gives supporting literature for their practice in schools”.  Duncan, who heads up the Foundation degree in Education at Staffordshire University explains: We wanted to create a book that would be really useful for Teaching Assistants or students planning careers in the primary education sector. The chapters have been developed to include relevant contemporary subjects.” The book has been organised into key topics which provide you with the information needed to help you be a successful teaching Assistant. Lynn adds, As well as taking a theoretical standpoint, it also has useful practical advice too.”

Lead author Fiona explains: “We’ve kept it relatively short and focuses on some of the priorities with recommendations for further reading when appropriate.”

So, we think this book will be an ideal starting point for Teaching Assistants employed in the sector as well as appealing to undergraduate education students.

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The Last Science Extract

The end of National Science week is finally here and therefore so is the last extract from our new book ‘Key Concepts in Primary Science‘.

Here is a outline of each chapter for you to enjoy- and don’t miss out on the 15% off deal on our website!

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Free Science Extract 3: Introducing the Concept Map

It’s nearly the end of the week so sadly this means it is also nearly the end of National Science Week.

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For those of you that are unaware, this week we’ve been showcasing extracts from our new science book ‘Key Concepts in Primary Science‘.

In this extract we’d like to introduce you to the concept map. Every chapter or “key concept” is introduced first by highlighting the standards laid out in the national curriculum (see yesterday’s blog post here) THEN with a concept map.

Enjoy this concept map of ‘Materials and their properties’.

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What do you need to know to be able to teach this topic?

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So it’s National Science Week and we have the third free extract of our newly published book ‘Key Concepts in Primary Science‘- I know what you’re thinking, what a fitting publication date!

Each chapter, or “key concept”, is introduced with reference to the national curriculum meaning that from the beginning, teachers know exactly how much they need to understand in order to effectively teach that topic.

Read this introductory passage on Chapter 8: Light

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A free extract: What are solids, liquids and gases?

Happy Tuesday morning!

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In celebration of National Science Week, we are giving you a week of free extracts from our newly published book ‘Key Concepts in Primary Science‘. Enjoy this first extract on key concept number 1- solids, liquids and gases.

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A book for National Science Week

It’s National Science week and children all over the country will be celebrating in schools so we’ve decided to join in on the celebrations!

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This long-awaited title is the key to enabling teachers everywhere to inspire and open the minds of their pupils.

Here is a short entry from the authors Vivian Cooke and Colin Howard.

I am delighted that my colleague Colin Howard and myself have written our second book on primary science, Key Concepts in Primary Science.  The book has been written for both trainee and qualified primary teachers to support them in developing an understanding of the concepts and knowledge outlined in the National Curriculum for science at both Key Stage 1 and 2.

Outstanding teachers of primary science need to have strong subject knowledge in science and an understanding of children’s ideas and misconceptions to enable them to have an impact on children’s learning and allow children to make progress.  Many students that we have taught over the years not only find particular science topics such as Forces and Electricity difficult, but also hold common misconceptions themselves.  In order to increase teachers’ confidence and competence in science subject knowledge and subject-specific pedagogy, the book guides readers to identify their strengths and areas of weaknesses though an initial subject knowledge audit.  This is followed by a concept map of the key concepts dealt with in each chapter and the associated vocabulary which is then defined.  Readers are then prompted to reflect on their understanding at the end of each key concept and a list of resources including websites are included to enable them to further develop their subject knowledge if needed.

We hope you will find the book useful and help you in inspiring children to learn more about this fascinating subject.

Best wishes Colin & Viv.

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