Critical reflections on mentoring for coaches, educators and trainers
Dial M takes a creative and fun approach to improving your mentoring skills. It uses stories of learning relationships from film, TV and literature as a tool for reflecting on, understanding and evolving your mentoring and coaching practice.
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A critical guide for teachers, headteachers and teacher educators
An essential text for anyone interested in teaching primary school children, including teacher educators, classteachers and headteachers, critically examining what constitutes outstanding or good teaching of children in the primary years .
Attitudes, Approaches and Applications
Helps coaches develop their practice by assimilating ideas from a range of approaches, and applying their non-directive coaching skills in a number of other fields. Perfect for practitioners and those on coaching courses.
This book re-visits anti-racism within social work practice and education from a student focused and informed perspective based on lived experience and conversations, offering practical model and tools for students and lecturers that are tried and tested.
Critical Perspectives on Psychiatric Practice
This book offers an alternative and thought-provoking perspective to the conventional and orthodox understanding of mental health and how to help those suffering with mental illness. It will appeal to social workers in mental health contexts as well as students on post qualifying courses and the Masters Degree in Social Work.
Social workers and health professionals are often placed in situations where they are verbally or physically threatened by service users and others. This book will help them recognise potential risk in situations, when to avoid involvement, and how best to manage the risks.
Subject and Pedagogic Knowledge
Essential reading for all those teaching or training to teach Early Years mathematics, providing comprehensive subject and pedagogic knowledge for those responsible for the youngest children in school and their vital first experiences of learning mathematics.
Making Sense of Social Problems and the Policy Process
This book is an essential introduction and guide for a critical engagement with social problems. In short, What's your (social) problem and what are you going to do about it?
A critical guide to policies and practices
An accessible and critical sourcebook about the FE sector for all those working towards QTLS.
An essential text for primary trainees and teachers focusing on a range of issues to develop children who can read into children who do read.
A Critical Alliance
A comprehensive and up to date text for all those required to understand past and current early years’ policy and practice.
Designed to support professional development in Further Education at all levels, from the trainee teacher to the experienced team leader. The A-Z format ensures the book is comprehensive and easy to use, while a list of key themes enables the reader to navigate the material in a range of ways.
Taking Ownership of your Teaching
An accessible, carefully researched, quick-read on managing workload and productivity for all early career teachers.
Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Understanding and Developing Positive Behaviour in Schools
An accessible, carefully researched, quick-read on developing positive behaviour for all early career teachers.
How knowing the facts can help your child succeed
A walk through all the most important issues in education, comparing commonly-held beliefs with simple summaries of the evidence, providing you with clear, jargon-free information.
A narrative approach to professional learning
A range of detailed narratives about practice written by teacher educators, for teacher educators, carefully curated by the author to draw out key learning points, including a range of coaching questions.
What everyone working in education should know about closing the attainment gap for all pupils
An essential guide for trainees and teachers providing an in-depth understanding of the complex issues related to the attainment of key groups of disadvantaged pupils, and practical strategies for addressing these gaps.