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The Complete Classroom
Issues and Solutions for Teachers

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ISBN 9780415392624
Published June 13, 2006 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

Based on the acclaimed series 'The Issue' in the Times Educational Supplement, this book brings together Steven Hastings' vast experience and offers a comprehensive overview of the challenges and concerns facing modern schools.  Everything from tackling truancy to teaching children to write, from teenage suicide to pets in the classroom, this easy-to-digest guide cuts through the jargon to offer professional advice, expert opinion and practical ideas for better teaching.

Divided into three themed sections, the book proves a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the main issues affecting contemporary schools:

  • the healthy classroom, including dealing with junk food and bereavement,
  • the thinking classroom, from emotional intelligence to personalized learning
  • the well-rounded classroom, covering everything from going green to pupil power. 

Both informative and practical, the book provides a coherent synthesis of the current key topics in teaching, illustrates each topic with firsthand case studies, provides follow-up resources and shows how each topic inter-relates.

Whether you’re an NQT or an experienced classroom teacher, a governor or a school manager, this is the essential guide to life in schools today.

Table of Contents

Introduction. The Healthy Classroom  1. The Teaching Voice  2. Truancy  3. Nits  4. Bereavement  5. Junk Food  6. Homophobia  7. Self Harm  8. Teenage Suicide  9. When You're Sick  10. Teacher's Sabbaticals The Thinking Classroom  11. Using Questions  12. Handwriting  13. Emotional Intelligence  14. Thinking Skills  15. Personalized Learning  16. Teaching Children to Read  17. Promoting Creativity The Well-Rounded Classroom  18. Going Green  19. Using Volunteers  20. Artists in Residence  21. The Learning Environment  22. Schoool Links  23. Classroom Pets  24. Pupil Power.  Resources

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