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Mythbusting for Trainee Teachers
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Mythbusting for Trainee Teachers



May 2020 | 184 pages | Learning Matters

Teaching and education are awash with myths.  This book explores some of them for trainee teachers and asks:

-        Where does this myth come from? 

-        How do we know that it isn’t true? 

-        Why does it matter that we challenge it?

Every chapter poses a few common myths within that area and explores what the research actually says. 

Using research as a basis to explore what it true and what is false, it gives trainee teachers a much more informed understanding and encourages important discussions about teaching and learning.


 
Child development
 
How children learn
 
Intelligence
 
Praise and rewards
 
Self-esteem
 
Motivation
 
Mental Health
 
Teaching Assistants
 
Memory
 
Ability Grouping
 
Confidence
 
Re-reading and highlighting
 
Structuring lessons
 
Phonics
 
Assessment
 
Behaviour management
 
Differentiation
 
Mastery approaches
 
Play-based learning in the early years
 
Inclusion

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Jonathan Glazzard

Professor Jonathan Glazzard leads on research in The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. Prior to his appointment at Leeds Beckett University Jonathan led Initial Teacher Education programmes in the primary phase at the University of Huddersfield from 2005-15.  More About Author

Samuel Stones

Samuel Stones is an Associate Researcher in the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University. His research outputs are linked with the Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education and the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. Samuel works with initial teacher training students in university and school contexts and is an Associate Leader of maths, computing, economics and business at a secondary school and sixth form college in North Yorkshire.   More About Author