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Is it VERY sad to be pleased I got this book for Christmas?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by minnieminx, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Outstanding-Primary-School-Teacher-Teaching/dp/1441138412/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1324925284&sr=1-1

    It is actually very readable, with some fab ideas that will actually work in the classroom on a daily basis.

    If you don't have it, then I can heartily recommend it.
     
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    My son gave me 'Getting the Little B******s to Behave' which I borrowed years ago from a colleague.
     
  3. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    LOL I have that...and several of the others.
     
  4. I've just read the Amazon reviews for the book and they are all very positive, I'm definitely going to order it! I'm now in my fifth year as a TA and starting a Primary PGCE next September so will find it very useful. If you have any other books you could recommend that would be great.
     
  5. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Errr I have loads...
    Probably the most useful are the ones that begin 'You Can...' So You can have a creative classroom. You can get your class to write. And several others. But they do split into KS1 and KS2, so they might be better for your NQT year when you know which you will use more.

    Pimp Your Lesson is also good, a bit more secondary orientated I think, but still useful for a primary teacher, though my new book is better.

    Any of the jumpstart books are fab for KS2, and adaptable to a point for KS1.
     
  6. Thanks, minnie, that's great. I'll add your recommendations to my Amazon wishlist then I'll be able to have a proper look. I specified KS2, as a preference, at my interview but will be very happy in both key stages on placement. I was in our local Waterstones this week and spent ages leafing through all of the teaching books, I could have spent a fortune.
     

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