Search Results for "year-one-in-action"

Year One in Action

Year One in Action

A Month-by-Month Guide to Taking Early Years Pedagogy into KS1

  • Author: Anna Ephgrave
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317267680
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 240
  • View: 1069
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Children are ‘hard-wired’ to learn and they learn best by being active and autonomous – exploring, discovering, creating and taking risks, in other words, by playing. However, formal, subject specific lessons and a focus on data, targets and unrealistic expectations are causing young children to be bored and stressed and this is stifling their learning. Year One in Action reveals the remarkable progress children can make when they are allowed to pursue their own interests, ideas and challenges in a superb and enabling environment supported by responsive, skilled and empathic staff. Demonstrating how a child-led approach supports the development of purposeful, calm, confident and independent children, this book offers a unique month-by-month insight into the workings of a highly successful Year One class. It covers all aspects of practice from timetabling, adult roles and transitions to the organisation of the classroom and outside area. It tracks the events of each month in the year, paying close attention to the physical environment and the learning that is taking place. Interactions between staff and children are recognised as, and exploited as, teaching opportunities. Throughout the book, Anna Ephgrave gives the reasons behind each decision made. She also explains what the outcomes have been for the children, emphasising that a child-led approach, with planning in the moment, enables rich learning across the curriculum for all children within a meaningful context. Key features include: over 150 full colour photographs to illustrate practice; photocopiable pages of planning sheets, record keeping sheets and sample letters to parents examples of individual learning journeys and planning in the moment; guidance on what to look for when assessing children’s progress; advice on risk/benefit assessments; suggestions for managing transitions and minimising stress. The achievements of these children have been remarkable and they have remained the enthusiastic, independent, happy and unique individuals that they were when they came into Year One. Written by a leading consultant teacher, this book will inspire teachers to be brave and do what is right for children – let them take the lead, trust that they want to learn and above all let them play!

Planning in the Moment with Young Children

Planning in the Moment with Young Children

A Practical Guide for Early Years Practitioners and Parents

  • Author: Anna Ephgrave
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351625225
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 170
  • View: 2032
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Young children live in the here and now. If adults are to make a real difference to their learning they need to seize the moments when children first show curiosity, and support their next steps immediately. This book embraces the concept of planning "in the moment" and emphasises the critical role of the adult in promoting child-led learning, giving early years practitioners the confidence and insight to work and plan in the moment, and enabling the children in their care to live, learn, play and develop in the here and now. Planning in the Moment with Young Children maintains a strong link to practice, providing numerous examples of how practitioners can integrate spontaneous planning and rich adult–child interactions into their everyday practice and early years curricula. From timetabling to setting clear rules, creating enabling environments, keeping records and making use of a variety of materials, the book demonstrates the multitude of ways in which practitioners can encourage child autonomy and respond to the unique needs of each child. Examples from practice are rooted in theory, fully contextualised, and exemplified by original documentation sourced from the author’s own experiences and from a wide variety of settings. Key features include: over 180 full colour photographs to illustrate practice; photocopiable pages including planning sheets, documentation and activity sheets; advice on working with parents, individual children and groups; tailored guidance on working with children at different stages of development from birth to age 6 years; relevance to a range of settings, including childminders, pre-schools, nurseries and schools. When children are allowed to select where, with what, and how to play, they are truly invested in their play, they become deeply involved and make dramatic progress. This book is an outstanding testament to a responsive and child-led way of working in early years environments. Practitioners will be guided, inspired and supported to work spontaneously and reactively – planning as they go and celebrating the results!

PSHE and Citizenship in Action

PSHE and Citizenship in Action

  • Author: Godfrey Hall
  • Publisher: Folens Limited
  • ISBN: 1843036312
  • Category: Citizenship
  • Page: 64
  • View: 7542
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This series is designed to meet the needs of Key Stages 1 and 2. Prepared in conjunction with the QCA Schemes of Work for Citizenship, it also includes sections on personal, social and health education.

Council on Social Action Commentary on Year One

Council on Social Action Commentary on Year One

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Community Links
  • ISBN: 0956101259
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 1692
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Foundation Stage Teacher in Action

The Foundation Stage Teacher in Action

Teaching 3, 4 and 5 Year Olds

  • Author: Margaret Edgington
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761944195
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 296
  • View: 3690
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A fully revised edition of the author's best selling book, this resource now includes an extended section on leadership, and managing the foundation stage.

Science in Action

Science in Action

  • Author: Helen Whittaker
  • Publisher: Folens Limited
  • ISBN: 184303574X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 80
  • View: 4911
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Full coverage of the Science curriculum. One book for each age group 4-5 to 10-11. Fully photocopiable 80 pages per book. Full coverage of the QCA Scheme of Works.

The Reception Year in Action

The Reception Year in Action

A Month-by-month Guide to Success in the Classroom

  • Author: Anna Ephgrave
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136664866
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 160
  • View: 6184
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Children learn best when they follow their own interests. They have a natural desire to explore, communicate, create and learn. Anna Ephgrave has developed her practice to ensure this is possible. Children thrive when a setting is organised and managed by the adults, but led by the children. They learn and develop if they are in a stimulating environment which is carefully organised and when observations are used to support their "next steps". They take risks and surpass expectations when they have clear routines and boundaries, combined with a supportive staff and an enabling environment. The Reception Year in Action offers a unique insight into the workings of a highly successful reception class as it progresses through a complete academic year. Covering all aspects of working with young children, the book clearly explains how the classroom and garden are organised and the boundaries that are in place to keep children safe, happy and free to explore and learn. It then sets out the examples of learning and development that occurred during each month, as well as any surprises, activities and examples of "next steps" that came about as a result of events. At each stage Anna Ephgrave gives the reason behind the decisions and shows what the outcomes have been for the children. Key features include: explanation of a system of spontaneous planning detailed advice on how to use different environments to support play and learning guidance on the role of the adult and working with parents ways to support children’s individual interests, cirumstances and talents including those with special needs and English as an additional language photocopiable pages of planning sheets, record keeping sheets, sample letters to parents and role play resources over 150 full-colour photographs to illustrate practice list of resources and materials examples of recorded observations and planning for next steps foreword by Helen Bilton. This book aims to inspire teachers by giving them the practical ideas, and evidence of success, to work in a way that is rewarding, manageable and, above all, best for the children in their care.

Knowledge in Action

Knowledge in Action

The search for collaborative research for sustainable landscape development

  • Author: Annemarie van Paassen,Jolanda van den Berg,Eveliene Steingröver,Renate Werkman,Bas Pedroli
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9086867243
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 319
  • View: 6461
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Wageningen Univerisity and Research Centre is known for its practical and societally relevant research in spatial development. Stakeholders currently put much emphasis on participatory processes in landscape planning procedures. This poses a special challenge for research. What role does research play in our present world characterised by complexity, competing claims and development needs, and an increased concern for climate change and environmental impact? In the book 'Knowledge in Action' we explore different types of transdisciplinary research that scientists engage in. Depending on the societal context and the interests of local citizens, researchers apply different research approaches to optimally incorporate the various points of view in their research and promote processes enhancing dialogue and shared results. In the book authors present their research experiences: their theoretical inspiration, the research methodology applied to consult, share and collaborate with societal actors in order to create options for change. The book includes several striking examples from The Netherlands (both successful and less effective), and also innovative examples from communities in Africa and Asia. The authors reflect on opportunities, problems and dilemma's they had to deal with. They especially address how far the role and theoretical perspectives of collaborative researchers can lead them in action research. Can they limit themselves to joint knowledge production and learning processes or should they engage in strategic positioning, advocacy and entrepreneurship to make it happen? The book discusses the issues that researchers should consider when they position their research activities within ongoing developments at landscape level. Read the book and judge for yourself.

The Reception Year in Action, revised and updated edition

The Reception Year in Action, revised and updated edition

A month-by-month guide to success in the classroom

  • Author: Anna Ephgrave
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135104255
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 168
  • View: 4898
DOWNLOAD NOW »
‘The Reception Year in Action will take the understanding of outdoor play, teaching and learning to a new level. Everyone who is involved with early years education and care should read this book!’ Helen Bilton, University of Reading, UK ‘This is a fantastic book... it shows exactly how an excellent reception class is organised and run. There is a clear theoretical underpinning to the practice described and the photos really bring the text alive.’ Margaret Edgington, independent early years consultant and trainer Children thrive when a reception class is organised and managed by the adults, but led by the children. They learn and develop if they are in a stimulating environment which is carefully organised and when observations are used to support their ‘next steps’. They take risks and surpass expectations when they have clear routines and boundaries, combined with a supportive staff and an enabling environment. The Reception Year in Action offers a unique insight into the workings of a highly successful Reception class as it progresses through a complete academic year. The book covers all aspects of practice from the organisation of the classroom and garden and the rationale behind this to the routines and boundaries that ensure children are safe, happy and therefore able to explore and learn. It tracks the events of each month in the year, paying particular attention to the environment, the role of the adult, links with parents, children’s individual needs and the key areas of learning and development. At each stage Anna Ephgrave gives the reason behind each decision and shows what the outcomes have been for the children. This revised edition has been updated to show how the methods described complement the revised Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and how the planning system has been received under the new Ofsted framework. Key Features include: photocopiable pages of planning sheets, record keeping sheets, sample letters to parents and role play resources also available for download; over 150 full-colour photographs to illustrate practice; lists of resources and materials; examples of recorded observations and planning for next steps; guidance on what to look for when assessing children’s progress. Written by an advanced skills teacher who is gaining national recognition for her practice, this book provides teachers with the practical ideas and evidence of success to work with confidence in a way that is rewarding, manageable and, above all, best for the children.

In Action

In Action

Measuring Return on Investment

  • Author: Jack J. Phillips,Patricia Pulliam Phillips
  • Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
  • ISBN: 9781562862886
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 254
  • View: 4083
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Measuring Return on Investment, Volume 3, presents a variety of approaches to evaluating training and performance improvement programs in HRD. Most of the cases focus on evaluation at the ultimate levelROI. Collectively, the cases offer a wide range of settings, methods, techniques, strategies, and approaches. Although most of the programs focus on training and development, others include organization development and performance management. As a group, these cases represent a rich source of information about the strategies of some of the best practitioners, consultants, and researchers in the field.