Bloomsbury CPD Library: Stretch and Challenge

Author: Debbie Light

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472928393

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 4833

In the past schools have labelled the most able students in a class or year group as 'gifted and talented'. While segregating these students may help them to achieve their academic potential, there is little benefit in this practice for their 'less able' classmates. Even less so for those who are left in the middle space, identified as neither highly academic nor severely struggling. The Stretch and Challenge model focuses on setting high expectations for all students, regardless of their ability. Encouraging all children to meet universally high targets introduces flexibility between, otherwise rigid, ability groups, and gives children greater opportunities to exceed. Split into two parts, Stretch and Challenge focuses on different ways of thinking about and implementing this model in school. Debbie Light begins by helping teachers to create a culture of high expectations in their classroom by setting challenging learning objectives, creating opportunities for students to develop independence and supporting students, as they become resilient learners. The second half of the book advises teachers how to create an inclusive learning environment where all children feel challenged by encouraging teacher questioning, designing tasks, grouping students and effectively using teaching assistants. Filled with honest, experienced and undeniably helpful advice, Debbie Light's Stretch and Challenge is a must have guide for all teachers who want to collectively maximize their students' learning and achievement.

Stretch and Challenge for All

Practical Resources for Getting the Best Out of Every Student

Author: Torsten Payne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785831591

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 6808

Stretch and Challenge for ALL is packed with activities to get the most out of learners in any lesson. If you have a class of 30 students, how can you differentiate so that every learner is challenged appropriately? If you are looking for ideas which will enthuse students and develop their understanding and thinking skills, this is the book for you. These tried-and-tested techniques are designed to engage and stretch all pupils, including the most able. As most teachers teach mixed ability groups, these activities will stretch all students, regardless of their ability level. The book is designed to reduce teacher workload without compromising on the quality of students' learning. Photocopiable activities help to cut down on planning time. Torsten Payne set out to write a book that he, as a full-time teacher, would want to use: crammed full of ideas, strategies and resources - all explained as quickly and simply as possible. The activities have been chosen using three criteria: Are they accessible? Could all students, regardless of their ability, understand the tasks and be able to have a go at completing them without long teacher explanations beforehand? Do they make students think for themselves and make their own mental connections? Not only will this make the teacher's life easier, but it also encourages independence, meaning that students use higher level thinking skills, remember more and learn resilience - all key skills directly linked to progress. Do they give students a chance to shine? Every activity here has been chosen precisely because there is not a ceiling on what can be achieved. Instead it is up to students to take each activity as far as their ability allows and to demonstrate just what they are capable of. Discover practical strategies to add challenge to all types of lesson, across all subjects and key stages. Suitable for all teachers. This is a photocopiable resource.

50 Quick Ways to Stretch and Challenge More-Able Students

Author: Mike Gershon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530907076


Page: 76

View: 6445

How can we best stretch and challenge the thinking of our most-able students? What can we do to support those learners who are working at a level beyond their peers? As teachers, we know this is an important issue. After all, we are responsible for ensuring every student makes great progress. And that means finding ways to stretch and challenge the most-able, pushing their thinking beyond the boundaries of the main lesson. In this book, bestselling author and trainer Mike Gershon brings together 50 strategies, activities and techniques you can use to solve this problem. Applicable across age groups and across the curriculum, the practical, classroom-ready ideas will help you to stretch and challenge your more-able students in every lesson you teach. This book is a must-read for any teacher who wants to do that bit more for their most able students. It gives you the starting point for ensuring your lessons are effectively differentiated at the top end. And for making sure your more-able students stay motivated, engaged and enthused by your teaching. To find out more about Mike's books, training and free resources, visit

OCR(A) A2 Chemistry Student Unit Guide: Unit F325 Equilibria, Energetics and Elements

Student Unit Guide

Author: Mike Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444155466

Category: Science

Page: 112

View: 1259

Student Unit Guides are perfect for revision. Each guide is written by an examiner and explains the unit requirements, summarises the relevant unit content and includes a series of specimen questions and answers. There are three sections to each guide: Introduction - includes advice on how to use the guide, an explanation of the skills being tested by the assessment objectives, an outline of the unit or module and, depending on the unit, suggestions for how to revise effectively and prepare for the examination questions. Content Guidance - provides an examiner's overview of the module's key terms and concepts and identifies opportunities to exhibit the skills required by the unit. It is designed to help students to structure their revision and make them aware of the concepts they need to understand the exam and how they might analyse and evaluate topics. Question and Answers - sample questions and with graded answers which have been carefully written to reflect the style of the unit. All responses are accompanied by commentaries which highlight their respective strengths and weaknesses, giving students an insight into the mind of the examiner.

44 EZ Solutions to Stretch and Conserve Your Dollar

Author: Jerry LePre

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 1455600083

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 998

With easy-to-implement strategies, readers are given advice on becoming free of their fiscal worries. The author includes steps for developing a financial plan, reducing taxes, and maximizing insurance while minimizing costs. Jerry LePre is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker, corporate trainer, and insurance expert.

Writing Lesson Level 6--Sentence Stretch and Scramble

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.,Jan McNeel, M.A.Ed.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480778249


Page: 5

View: 4479

Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

Be All You Can Be

A Challenge to Stretch Your God-Given Potential

Author: John C. Maxwell

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781434766571

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 7098

You have big dreams and major goals for your life. You want to be a leader, fulfilled and fully realized, always able to take what life throws at you and stretch beyond the status quo. But for some reason, you never quite get there. You just aren't living up to your potential, and you don't know why. Now America's leadership expert, John Maxwell, gives you the tools you need to Be All You Can Be. In this powerful book filled with easy-to-grasp truths you can put to work right away, you'll discover the principles of success that can really help you succeed. Maxwell will guide you through four key steps: Know: Discover the principles for fulfilling your God-given potential. Show: Learn how to model the principles so others can see them at work. Go: Roll up your sleeves, get out into the world, and live what you've learned. Grow: Experience living at your full potential, continually assessing your progress. As a result, you'll gain considerable hope for the future, which in turn will give you power to overcome in the present. Successful living and leading starts now: Accept the challenge to Be All You Can Be.

Fiscal Fitness for School Administrators

How to Stretch Resources and Do Even More With Less

Author: Robert D. Ramsey

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761976080

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 179

View: 490

School-tested ways to stretch curriculum dollars, get better administration for less money, and more.

Finding the Square Root of a Banana

How to Set Up High-performing Teams

Author: Ann Andrews

Publisher: Maruki Books

ISBN: 9780958367523

Category: Organizational effectiveness

Page: 256

View: 1138

In today's business word, where resources are strained; stress has become a way of life and every organisation is trying to do more with less on a daily basis, it is clear we cannot work in the cumbersome, hierarchical, parent/child ways of the past. Many organisations have tried to hand over day-to-day decision making to employees; some have even experimented with self-managed teams. Unfortunately the results have been underwhelming at best, a nightmare at worst.

Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing

Author: Anef Texas Tech University Health Science Center Texas Sharon Cannon,Anef Texas Tech University Health Science Center Texas Carol Boswell

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284048330


Page: 400

View: 9752

Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing: A Foundation for Educators, Second Edition focuses on providing potential and current nursing faculty with the tools and knowledge they need to achieve highly successful outcomes for teaching nursing students and staff. The Second Edition also concentrates on the full role of nursing faculty and not just the educational process. This robust text provides concrete examples of best practices within nursing education and has been crafted in a manner to excite faculty members to create a learning environment grounded in best practices and evidence. Today s healthcare environment demands that practice be based on evidence, so the educational process should also be based on best practice and evidence."

Challenge the Legend

Larry & Stretch

Author: Marshall Grover

Publisher: Ulverscroft

ISBN: 9780708951941

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 607

They all came to Tragg City, Colorado, for the town's 25th anniversary. Murderous Billy Malneck was in the County Jail, and his brother and six other outlaws were planning on breaking him out.

The Peacemaker

Author: Ken Sande

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441217912

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 7841

Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers." But it often seems like conflict and disagreement are unavoidable. Serious, divisive conflict is everywhere-within families, in the church, and out in the world. And it can seem impossible to overcome its negative force in our lives. In The Peacemaker, Ken Sande presents a comprehensive and practical theology for conflict resolution designed to bring about not only a cease-fire but also unity and harmony. Sande takes readers beyond resolving conflicts to true, life-changing reconciliation with family members, coworkers, and fellow believers. Biblically based, The Peacemaker is full of godly wisdom and useful suggestions that are easily applied to any relationship needing reconciliation. Sande's years of experience as an attorney and as president of Peacemaker Ministries will strengthen readers' confidence as they stand in the gap as peacemakers.

Able, Gifted and Talented Underachievers

Author: Diane Montgomery

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470741244

Category: Education

Page: 436

View: 4281

A practical guide to identifying gifted underachievers and enabling them to fulfil their potential, raising whole school standards. Extensive new content includes the latest best practice in addressing able underachievement Explains the origins of underachievement, both overt and covert, especially in more able learners - provides a model that identifies a range of factors that conspire to lower achievement The UK Government's 2005 White Paper 'Higher Standards, Better Schools for All' set specific provision for Gifted and Talented (G&T) - there are similar programmes in all developed countries The editor is a leading researcher in G&T education - contributors include Belle Wallace, Barry Hymer and Ian Warwick, the foremost practitioners in the field

Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa New Zealand: History, Pedagogy, and Liberation

Author: J. Ritchie,M. Skerrett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137375795

Category: Education

Page: 145

View: 1296

Taking as a starting point the work of Aotearoa New Zealand to provide an education system that includes curriculum, pedagogy, and language from indigenous Maori culture, this book investigates the ensuing practices, policies, and dilemmas that have arisen and provides a wealth of data on how truly culturally inclusive education might look.

Good Business

Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning

Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101127001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5490

Since Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi published the groundbreaking Flow more than a decade ago, world leaders such as Tony Blair and former President Clinton, and influential sports figures like Super Bowl champion coach Jimmy Johnson have all been inspired by the book. In today's corporate upheaval, a new business paradigm is evolving. While many CEOs are being exposed for their greed, truly visionary leaders believe in a goal that benefits themselves as well as others. They realize that it is their vision and "soul" that attract loyal employees willing to go above and beyond the call of corporate duty. And their employees are realizing the same thing: while 80 percent of adults claim they'd work even if they didn't have to, the majority of them can hardly wait to leave their jobs and get home. Good Business starts with the premise that this is an age in which business and work have replaced religion and politics as central forces in contemporary life. The book reveals how business leaders, managers, and even employees can find their "flow" and contribute not only to their own happiness, but also to a just and evolving society. It identifies the factors crucial to the operation of a good business: trust, the commitment to fostering the personal growth of employees, and the dedication to creating a product that helps mankind. Good Business is sure to become a must-read text for anyone who values the positive contributions of individuals in the changing world of business.

OCR A Level Year 2 Chemistry A Student Guide: Module 5

Author: Mike Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471859304

Category: Study Aids

Page: 104

View: 8463

Written by experienced author Mike Smith, this Student Guide for Chemistry: -Identifies the key content you need to know with a concise summary of topics examined in the A-level specifications -Enables you to measure your understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers at the end of the guide -Helps you to improve your exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions -Develops your independent learning skills with content you can use for further study and research.

Philosophy of Religion for AS Level

Author: Michael B. Wilkinson,Hugh N. Campbell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847065406

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 4672

This comprehensive and easy to use textbook is endorsed by OCR for use with the Philosophy of Religion unit of the OCR AS Religious Studies specification. KEY FEATURES * Co-authored by experienced examiners * "Stretch and Challenge" material for advanced students * Timeline of philosophers * Appendix on revision notes * Each chapter includes • essential new vocabulary with definitions • extracts from primary texts • examination tips • discussion topics and practice exam questions • suggestions for further reading Fundamental concepts covered include arguments for the existence of God, including the Ontological, Cosmological, Moral and Teleological Arguments, as well as challenges to faith from the Problem of Evil and other sources. Background material from Ancient Philosophy and the Judaeo-Christian tradition is explained, and there are specially developed sections on Boethius and the Divine Attributes and Modern Science, both new to the specification. A particular feature of this book is substantial "Stretch and Challenge" material throughout which allows students to develop further.

Talk-Less Teaching

Practice, Participation and Progress

Author: Isabella Wallace,Leah Kirkman

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845909313

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 3236

Teacher-talk is a powerful tool. But whilst we must embrace teacher-talk as vital, we must also bear in mind that not all teacher-talk is created equally... Long periods of talk will not always keep a class spellbound. We need other techniques on which we can draw to help pupils embed learning and make progress. After all, how can we be effectively checking progress and understanding when it is we who are doing all the talking? How can we be certain that the sea of 'attentive' faces before us is not simply contemplating lunch? The solution is here: a vast bank of exciting, engaging, practical ways to allow learners to access and understand complex topics and skills without relentlessly bending their ears. Strategies which not only prevent pupils from being passengers in lessons, but which also make progress visible to both teacher and learner. In an entertaining and practical way, Talk-Less Teaching shows you how to encourage learners' responsibility for their own progress without compromising test results or overall achievement. Discover hundreds of tried and tested practical tips for helping pupils understand difficult concepts and learn new skills without developing lecture-laryngitis.