Effective Teaching in Schools Theory and Practice

Bridging the gap between theory and practice

Chris Kyriacou

Suitable for:  For trainee teachers, new teachers and teacher educators across all phases

Price:  £26.99

ISBN: 978-1408504239
Publication date: 24/03/2009
Paperback: 184 pages
Dimensions: 240x171mm

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Written by best-selling author of Essential Teaching Skills, this research-informed guide is the perfect introduction to what defines good teaching. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it enables trainees and new teachers to build on theoretical work where it matters in the classroom.


  • Addresses the professional standards for qualified teacher status and beyond, as well as the needs of those undertaking masters level work as part of their initial teacher training programme
  • Takes in account the developments in personalised learning, inclusion, Assessment for Learning and evidence-based practice
  • Recognises the shift in teacher training towards more classroom practice, combining depth and authoritative coverage in its treatment of the teaching experience
  • Written by Chris Kyriacou, Professor in Educational Psychology at the University of York

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  • Effective Teaching in Schools' is a brilliant introduction for new teachers, PGCE students, or prospective PGCE students. I have found the book to be intelligently written, and very clear. It constantly keeps in focus the aims of the teacher, and each chapter is broken down very clearly with objective, discussion, summary, and then further points to consider. The author is an experienced teacher who gives sound advice, and seems to take a good, common-sense approach. Incidentally, the book is nicely laid out: an easy-to-read font, and easy-to-hold size. The paper is good quality, and it isn't so glaringly-white that you stop reading with a mild headache. I think, for people who want to end up good teachers, this is definitely a book you should consider reading. - Amazon Product Review
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Table of Contents

1: Introduction
2: Ways of thinking about effective teaching
3: How pupils learn
4: Setting up the learning experience
5: Taking account of pupil differences

6: Key classroom teaching qualities and tasks
7: Relationships with pupils
8: Dealing with pupil misbehaviour
9: Appraising practice
10: Conclusions