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Targeted Teaching

Targeted Teaching
Strategies for secondary teaching

First Edition

April 2017 | 208 pages | Learning Matters
There is no single best approach in teaching.

This new text challenges the idea that there is a "best way" to teach. Instead, the authors explain a more pragmatic approach is required. Teachers need a range of skills and strategies to select from, work with and adapt. Every school, cohort, class, and child is different. Beyond that, strategies that worked well with a class one week, may prove ineffective the next.

This book:
  • Presents a range of strategies, well grounded in research, for trainees and beginning teachers to use in their own classroom settings and contexts
  • Presents a model of teaching that views teaching not as a profession in which there is always a single correct answer, but as a complex interaction between teacher and students
  • Addresses common issues that beginning teachers face when developing their practice
If you are a teacher wanting to find out what works best for your class, in your school, right now, this text will show you how to harness the power of small or large scale research to help you find the answer.

Lesson planning
Behaviour management
Teaching and modelling

A very relevant and user friendly guide to teaching techniques for new teachers.

Mr Paul Demetriou-Crane
Education, Havering College of FE And HE
September 4, 2017

This is an easy to read book which contains some really useful, practical tips for those who are just starting out on their teaching careers, and is also worth a look for those who are experienced in the role!

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology, Petroc College
September 1, 2017

Accessible guidance - but similar to many other texts to guide new teachers within the current marketplace.

Mrs Amanda Brougham
Faculty of Education Perry Barr, Birmingham City University
April 12, 2017

Have recommended to graduating trainees as a very useful book to support their NQT year and beyond. The work has been well organised to offer both 'quick wins' and 'slow burners', covering a range of practical and do-able techniques that will enable teachers to push their practice forward.

Ms Katy Bloom
Institute of Childhood and Education, Leeds Trinity University
March 2, 2017

'Targeted Teaching' is an accessible and straightforward text that deals with the situations and challenges that often meet teachers in their day-to-day practice. It focusses on lesson planning, behaviour management, pace, differentiation and questioning amongst other useful topics, giving thoughtful and useful advice. This is not a traditional textbook - more of a handy guide to dealing with some recurring experiences in teaching.

Dr Louise Campbell
Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh University
February 14, 2017

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