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Lessons are For Learning

Lessons are for Learning explores the notion of effective classroom practice, both challenging teachers to reflect upon why they teach in the way they do and offering a range of practical suggestions designed to make learning more effective. What the book covers: Practical suggestions for lesson activities: provides practical suggestions which teachers can easily incorporate into their own lessons; A sensible approach to developing classroom practice: for individuals, departments and whole schools.; Help for teachers, INSET providers and trainers: with responsibility for developing classroom practice. The School Effectiveness Series: Lessons are for Learning is the fourth title in a new series of books which focus on practical and useful ideas for individual schools and teachers. The series addresses the issues of whole school improvement and new knowledge about teaching and learning and offers straightforward solutions which teachers can use to make life more rewarding for themselves and those they teach.
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A government-created dichotomy; lessons are for learning; children learn effectively when...; what is education if not enjoyment?; what questions did you ask today?; thinking is so important; the needs of the one outweigh the needs of the many; what else are meetings for?; Ah, but...

About the Author

Mike Hughes is currently Headteacher of Lakers Schools in the Forest of Dean after a career that has combined classroom teaching, advisory work and initial teaching training. He is well know for his work in the field of Teaching and Learning styles having developed a reputation for being prepared to put his ideas into practice on a daily basis. He has done extensive Inset work and is the author of 'Flexible Learning: Evidence Examined', although he remains at his happiest when working with children in the classroom.


Without doubt the best book in the School Effectiveness Series for giving newly qualified teachers down to earth, practical advice.--Linda Marshall, Manager of Learning, Central Lancaster High School)

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