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Activities and techniques that will propel satisfactory and good lessons into the outstanding category

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How to be an Outstanding Primary School Teacher

By: David Dunn

Published: 07-04-2011
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st Extent: 128
ISBN: 9781441138415

About How to be an Outstanding Primary School Teacher

This book contains lots of easy-to-introduce activities and techniques that will propel satisfactory and good lessons into the outstanding category - not just when being observed, but all the time. And the best news? This book tells you how to do it without spending lots more time planning, researching and preparing 'out of this world' lessons. There are dozens of starters and plenaries and useful websites, and the author's own website offers resources to save you even more time. A must for all primary school teachers who want to become outstanding, not just for the inspectors but for every child they teach.

Table Of Contents

Introduction  1. The Outstanding Teacher ...Unleashed! 2. Outstanding ... Relationships 3. Outstanding ... Planning 4. Outstanding ... Personalized Learning 5. Outstanding ...Assessment for Learning 6. Outstanding ...Classroom Management 7. Outstanding ... Differentiation 8. Outstanding ... Questioning 9. Outstanding ... Community Cohesion 10. Outstanding ... Starters 11. Outstanding ... Plenaries 12. Outstanding ... Homework 13. Outstanding ... Support for TAs and LSAs 14. Outstanding ... Self-Evaluation and CPD 15. Becoming Outstanding and Staying Outstanding! Further Reading and Resources  Index


“‘David Dunn has written a highly challenging and yet supportive text for primary school professionals. His book surveys all the essential elements of high quality professional practice and explores, in a practical and purposeful way, strategies to help move teachers to the highest levels of professional practice. This book will be a powerful resource for personal reflection and planning, as a support for performance management and as the basis of shared professional learning and development.' John West-Burnham, Professor of Educational Leadership at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, UK” – 

“'This book contains many excellent, practical, and often fun ideas to stimulate pupils' learning and it is written in an encouraging and cheerful style which carries the reader along. Over many years in the classroom, David Dunn has experimented with many teaching tactics and ideas and shares his successes, and failures, with his audience. It will be a very useful reference book for all teachers, particularly those who are new to the profession.' Clare Gillies, Observer on Teachers TV 'Good to Outstanding'” – 

“'This book has all the ingredients you need to deliver an outstanding lesson in the context of twenty first century education. Read it carefully, use it with rigour and then add your own passion personality and flair. The outcome will be outstanding teachers and outstanding learners' Will Ryan, Primary Education Consultant” – 

“'...[contains] great practical ideas for effective teaching and learning...' Times Educational Supplement, Scotland” – 

“‘There are no airs and graces to this book, it is just down-to-earth advice which makes it easy to pick up and hard to put down! I can't wait to try out the ideas in the classroom! Recommended highly!' Amazon reviewer” – 

“‘With an Ofsted visit looming in the next year this book seems to have arrived just at the right time for me!... A very down to earth, fun read which would challenge everyone, from the trainee teacher to the Head, to think about their teaching and their kids learning. A must for all aspiring outstanding teachers.' Amazon reviewer” – 

“‘What a wonderful book! I am an NQT, and this has so many ideas to help us do an excellent job! The book is easy to read, doesn't waffle, and you can clearly see how a lot of these tips will make a fantastic difference to your teaching. I am sure even experienced teachers could pick up some helpful tips from this book.' Amazon reviewer” – 

“‘This book has really fired my imagination and has encouraged me to really reflect on my teaching.' Amazon reviewer” – 

“David Dunn covers all the issues facing a primary teacher, from relationships, through classroom management and differentiation, to support for teaching assistants and learning support assistants. He advises on how to tackle each one and is excellent at clarifying concepts that many teachers half understand, such as personalisation and assessment for learning.” –  TES New Teachers supplement

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