The Quick Guide to Classroom Management: 45 Secrets That All High School Teachers Need to Know
- Winner of the Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal for Nonfiction (2020)
- Rated 9.5/10 by UKEdChat.com
- Rated 5 stars by Readers’ Favorite
Most books about classroom management are filled with tricks and techniques that help the teacher to engage with his or her students in a better way. Like paracetamol for a chronic headache, these books offer a temporary relief for the symptoms of bad teacher-student rapport without addressing the root causes. The Quick Guide to Classroom Management: 45 Secrets That All High School Teachers Need to Know is not one of those books. Effective classroom management depends upon how effectively the teacher deals with the dynamic interplay of many factors in the life of the child. This book will teach you, through the hard-earned experience of the author and the contributors, the secrets of:
- Working effectively with parents: your key customers
- Enjoying productive relationships with your co-workers
- Building and maintaining rapport with your students
- Actively engaging your students in the learning process
- Engaging your advanced learners (such as your ‘A’ – Level, SAT and IBDP students)
- Managing student behaviour in a way that is non-confrontational
- Using ICT to effectively enhance the learning process
- Teaching overseas, and the special challenges this involves
Fully illustrated with infographics, images, diagrams and charts (and with extensive citations throughout) this book offers a ‘breath of fresh air’ for the pedagogical literature scene and provides a high-quality, accessible and essential guide for every high school teacher.
The Power of Praise: Empowering Students Through Positive Feedback
From Richard James Rogers: bestselling author of ‘The Quick Guide to Classroom Management’, comes this groundbreaking text on the Power of Praise in the context of teaching. Getting a handle on how to give sincere and meaningful praise on a regular basis, and giving it regularly to ‘target’ students (i.e. all of our students), is a skill that the very best practitioners have mastered. Praise is not the cute fluff-ball it appears to be, however. It is complex, dynamic and works effectively via a variety of prescribed methods. This books teaches you those methods in a practical. easy-to-implement way.
100 Awesome Online Learning Apps: For Schools and Teachers
Available on Amazon.
2020 marked a definitive year in the world of teaching. For the first time in history, teachers and schools all around the world were forced to quickly apply their skills to online teaching and learning as a result of widespread school closures in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. This book is timely and long-awaited, and meets the needs of educators who are required to deliver high-quality teaching via online apps and platforms. This book takes the reader through 100 tried-and-tested online learning platforms, with suggestions as to how each one could be used to enhance teaching or assessment. As a high-school science teacher and a Google Certified Educator himself, Mr Richard James Rogers has first-hand experience of using each platform and speaks from a wealth of involvement rather than from a lofty and disconnected position in elite academia. This is a practical book for those who want to make a difference in their students’ lives, no matter how volatile local circumstances may be.
The Rogers’ Pedagogical Planner: A Teacher’s Planner for Serious Professionals
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The Rogers’ Pedagogical Planner is the ultimate lesson-planning and teacher-training tool. Developed by Richard James Rogers: author, blogger and high-school science teacher, this planner offers what no other planner can: 45 weeks of double-page lesson planning templates for you to write all of your lesson plans on; a full ‘notes’ page for every week of lesson planning; 45 pedagogical articles from Richard’s blog (richardjamesrogers.com) to be used in teacher-training, discussion and personal professional development and a space tp write personal targets for each week. The Rogers’ Pedagogical Planner offers tons of planning and note-taking space along with useful, engaging articles about multiple areas of teaching for personal professional development. Additionally, this planner acts as a ‘reflective journal’ in which victories and setbacks can be recorded and used for introspection and analysis. This is the perfect accompaniment to any teacher-training course.