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Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools

Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools

First Edition

April 2009 | 168 pages | Learning Matters
This is an essential text for all primary trainees, covering the fundamental issues for learning and teaching in primary schools today. It motivates and challenges trainees at the same time as guiding them through the Standards for the Award of QTS. Chapters explore the major themes in teacher education, such as behaviour, communication and creativity, encouraging reflection on key questions and professional dilemmas. In addition, two key chapters provide specific advice to help trainees interpret and fully understand the standards, with strategies for successfully implementing them and demonstrating how each of the standards can be met.
Teachers and teaching today
Characteristics of effective teachers
Planning, organising and managing
Effective questioning
Control, behaviour and discipline
Effective communication
Creativity and imagination
Exploring the Standards: Lexicon
Meeting the Standards
The eternal teacher

An excellent "go to" book with chapters covering key areas. The case studies, practical and reflective tasks are perfect to aid understanding.

Mrs Julie Mansfield
School of Edu. Theology and Leadership, St Mary's University, Twickenham
July 28, 2015

This book should form part of the indicative reading list for trainee teachers.

Clear, easy to read.

Mrs Cheryl Hine
Teacher Training, Leeds City College
November 13, 2013

A good resource book to have at hand in the University College library. Hayes offers such good common sense in everything he says that students new to the idea of learning and teaching can confidently springboard from this text into many others.

Mr Mark-Andrew Dearden
Faculty of Education, College of St Mark and St John
December 22, 2011

Denis Hayes

Dr Hayes spent 17 years in a variety of primary schools, including two deputy headships and a headship. Denis is widely published and has written numerous books, all with relevance to primary teaching. He believes that the vast majority of primary teachers are motivated by altruism and the opportunity to positively influence young minds, such that teaching is as much a ‘calling’ as a career. Denis has a research interest in motivation for teaching and trainee teacher experiences on school placement. More About Author