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The Truth about Teaching

The Truth about Teaching
An evidence-informed guide for new teachers

  • Greg Ashman - Teacher and education blogger, Australia

August 2018 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

As a teacher, you are a magician. You conjure understanding where there was none.

Drawing on years of experience in challenging schools and powered by a nuanced understanding of educational research, Greg Ashman presents the most vital ideas that you need to know in order to succeed in teaching. Find out how to avoid common mistakes and challenge some of the myths about what good teaching really is.

Evidence-informed, the book explores major issues you will encounter in schools, including the science of learning, classroom management, explicit forms of teaching, why the use of phonics has become so controversial and smart ways to integrate technology in the classroom.

If you are training to teach in primary or secondary education, or in the early stages of your teacher career, this book is for you.

Chapter 1: A short history of education
Chapter 2: Classroom management
Chapter 3: The science of learning
Chapter 4: Motivating students
Chapter 5: Explicit teaching
Chapter 6: Alternatives to explicit teaching
Chapter 7: Planning lessons
Chapter 8: Assessment and feedback
Chapter 9: Using technology
Chapter 10: The phonics debate
Chapter 11: To be a teacher

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