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Progress Plain and Simple
What Every Teacher Needs To Know About Improving Pupil Progress

ISBN 9780367339661
Published February 28, 2020 by Routledge
212 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

What is progress in learning? How do we see progress being made in a lesson? This book offers a fresh perspective on teaching, learning and progress in the classroom. Written by an experienced teacher and school leader, Michael Harpham, it explores the different ways in which progress can be made in the classroom and how it can be more effectively delivered, identified, evidenced, measured and assessed.

The book provides an overview of progress in schools for both teachers and school leaders, including what is meant by progress and what it looks like in lessons, as well as its implications on assessment, leadership, and internal and external school evaluation. It offers over thirty situation-driven strategies and activities to help develop and deliver progress in and beyond the classroom, focussing on five measures:

  • Skills
  • Knowledge
  • Accuracy
  • Resilience
  • Independent learning

Full of tips to help improve progress in schools, this is essential reading for all teachers, school leaders and parents.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Progress: Defined  3. The Theory of Progress  4. Progress over time: Step-by-step success  5. Progress in the lesson: Skills  6. Progress in the lesson: Knowledge  7. Progress in the lesson: Accuracy  8. Progress in the lesson: Resilience  9. Progress in the lesson: Independent learning  10. Progress: Implications for Assessment  11. Progress: Implications for Leaders  12. Progress: Implications for School Evaluation  13. Concluding thoughts  14. Suggested books and websites  15. Bibliography

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Michael Harpham is the Director of School Leader Development Ltd and a former Headteacher.