The pace of change within education is bewildering and for those at the chalkface it can be hard to keep up with the latest developments - even those that have a direct impact on their work. This indispensable book will help all teachers by providing concise and jargon-free briefings on 50 key topics in education. Aimed primarily at busy teachers, the book will help to demystify a whole host of hot topics, ranging from accelerated learning to personalised learning.Each briefing contains: an authoritative and independent summary of the topic; cross-references to other listings; suggestions for further reading; and, questions and action points. Written by award-wining authors Brin Best and Will Thomas, the book will help all those involved in education to stay up to date with the latest developments. A companion volume to the "Creative Teaching and Learning Toolkit", this fascinating guide will help every teacher to enhance their professional knowledge for their own and their students' benefit. "Everything you Need to Know about Teaching But are too Busy to Ask" will be a vital addition to every teacher's toolkit.
Table of Contents
A sample of the 50 briefings included are:; Accelerated learning; Active learning; Assessment for learning; Brain breaks; Coaching; Cognitive acceleration programmes; Constructivism; Continuing Professional Development; Creativity across the curriculum; Each briefing will comprise:; What is it / what are they?; Knowledge bank; Ask yourself; To do list; Want to find out more?; See also...
Brin Best is an education consultant, writer and trainer. He is the director of the training and consultancy company Innovation for Education Ltd. Will Thomas is a training consultant and performance coach. He is the director of the training company Vision 4 Learning Ltd.