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Teaching Teenagers

Teaching Teenagers
A Toolbox for Engaging and Motivating Learners

September 2011 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
For successful classroom teaching, your students need to be engaged and active learners. In this book, there is practical advice that is grounded in the realities of teaching in today's classrooms on how to be an inspirational teacher and produce highly motivated students. This book contains 220 positive, practical teaching ideas that are relevant to both new and experienced classroom teachers.

Contents cover:

- teaching tools to inspire and captivate

- motivation for learning

- engaging learners

- how to create a learning atmosphere

- classroom management

- cooperative learning

- learning outside of the classroom

- moving learners around the room

- assessment for motivation and engagement

- feedback and praise

- using emerging technologies to engage

- using homework

- supporting learners in learning how to learn

- challenging learners of all abilities

With reference to reflective practice, best practice and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), this book provides essential support for trainee teachers, new teachers and experienced teachers looking to extend their repertoire.

Warren Kidd is Senior Lecturer in Post Compulsory Education and Training at The Cass School of Education, University of East London.

Gerry Czerniawski is Senior Lecturer in Secondary Social Science and Humanities Education at the Cass School of Education, University of East London.

List of Figures
List of Ideas
How to Use This Book
How to 'Sparkle' in the Classroom
First Encounters
Assessment Strategies for Motivating Learners
Teaching to Engage
Building an Effective Climate
Strategies for Social and Co-Operative Learning
Engaging through E-Learning
Classroom Management and Learner Engagement
Feedback and Feedforward
Homework? Strategies for Learning Outside of the Classroom
Challenging Learners of All Abilities
Supporting Learners in Learning How to Learn
Capturing and Utilizing the Learner Voice

'I enjoyed this book, and got a lot of good ideas from it' -
Chris Kilby, PGCE student

'An essential read for all trainee teachers… covers the literature and puts a strong emphasis on the how' -
Sarah Davies, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University

'This book guides you through a process of looking at your own teaching and properly building in some of the many new techniques it outlines. This book does not provide a magic wand, it instead provides a mirror onto one's own practice and allows you to make real, lasting improvements in the classroom'

'This book will provide ideas that motivate that most difficult of audiences, the teenager. It works well because it is broken down into quick ideas that can easily be built on to existing plans'
The Teacher

'This book's authors are both experienced classroom teachers with impressive CVs, immediately instilling faith that they will know what they are talking about and that they are giving advice and ideas about things they have actually done'
-Debbie Redshaw

Although evidently written for use by teachers in L1 secondary schools, there is much here that could apply just as well in TESOL settings and which would be useful for new and prospective teachers to learn about.

Teacher Trainer
Teacher Trainer

This is an excellent text that provides a vast array of resources for teachers. This has been adopted by the department, and put into use by our team, but not by the learners themselves although they are reaping the benefits of the contents!

Mrs Ruth Marie Steyert
English Language Arts , Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
August 22, 2016

Great book for those starting out in teaching. Ideas for lesson starters, themes and plenary's. Has helped me a lot

Mrs Helen Newman - B111
Education , Trowbridge College
March 8, 2016

Although an interesting read, it wasn't really applicable to the module content I was delivering.

Miss Lisa Louise Holland
Education , Tameside College
November 30, 2015

Essential reading for teachers new and experienced!!

Mrs dawn stuart
higher Education, Cardiff and Vale College
August 7, 2015

Some excellent ideas for those working with post 16.

Mrs Beverley Owen-jones
May 1, 2015

Really engaging text, very accessible to readers of varying levels of ability. Easy to dip into when required to try new techniques. Easy to relate to and the author clearly knows his audience.

Miss Louise Hardy
14-19 & Adult Learning, my institution is not listed
February 10, 2015

This is an excellent book for new and existing teachers in FE - it provides innovate ideas to engage and motivate young people in learning.

Mrs Davina Balls
Teacher Training, Great Yarmouth College
November 21, 2015

This is a fantastic and practical book for teachers wishing to improve their practice, or trainees. Its such an easy read and a book ive found really engaging!

Miss Katey Ribchester
Health and Social Care, Ethos College
March 30, 2014

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