1st Edition

Becoming an Outstanding Geography Teacher

ISBN 9781138697218
Published November 24, 2017 by Routledge
230 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations

USD $29.95

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Book Description

Becoming an Outstanding Geography Teacher supports all geography teachers in offering a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning that will stimulate and engage students.

Providing a variety of techniques for planning inspiring geography lessons, the book shows teachers how they can use current resources in a more innovative way to produce outstanding results. Chapters include sample lesson plans which demonstrate each technique with a step-by-step discussion of the development of the lessons, and have a strong focus on activating learning and supporting pupils on their individual learning journeys. The book covers all aspects of geography teaching, including:

  • designing programmes of study
  • differentiation 
  • questioning
  • literacy and numeracy
  • teaching A Level
  • enquiry geography
  • feedback and assessment.

Packed full of strategies and activities that are easy to implement, Becoming an Outstanding Geography Teacher is essential reading for newly qualified and experienced geography teachers who want to ensure outstanding teaching and learning in their classrooms.

Table of Contents

1 An introduction to outstanding teaching

2 Designing and developing a sequence of lessons

3 Lesson planning: minimal time, maximum impact

4 Outstanding starters: how to start in the right way

5 Questioning

6 Differentiation: how to offer appropriate challenge for all

7 How to create curiosity and teach geography through enquiry

8 Literacy in geography

9 Numeracy in geography

10 Geography in the news

11 Teaching A Level

12 Marking for progress

13 Homework and independent learning outside of the classroom

14 How to help students achieve in their exams

15 Strengthening bonds: how to tie the learning together

16 Geography, the only option: how to promote geography within your school

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Mark Harris has been a practising secondary school teacher for 15 years and now leads Teaching and Learning at his school. He is a Specialist Leader in Education in the Birmingham region. Mark designs and delivers professional development for schools in this area, and is also a Guest Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham, UK.