This book describes good practice in the primary school and offers advice particularly to beginning teachers and students. It begins by considering the children, their physical, intellectual and emotional development and the development of their self-image. It makes suggestions about ways in which a teacher can assess a new class and stresses the importance of motivation and first-hand experience.
The Effective Primary School Classroom covers all the issues teachers are faced with in their day-to-day work and includes chapters on:
- managing time and space
- teaching and learning
- working in groups
- evaluation and record keeping
- classroom management
- working with support staff
- working with parents.
In addition, there is discussion of ways of organising learning to help children acquire the learning set out in the National Curriculum. Including case studies and suggestions for investigations, this text is essential reading for student teachers about to begin school placements or newly qualified teachers just starting their first post. More experienced teachers and teacher trainers will also find the book a useful resource.