Pimp Your Lesson!: Prepare, Innovate, Motivate and Perfect

Author(s): Isabella Wallace

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Get your assessment and differentiation up to scratch Integrate snappy starters and pimp your plenaries Create your own outstanding resources ...and don't forget your literacy and numeracy elements! The bestselling Pimp Your Lesson! reveals the secret to impressing the pants off your observers, whether they are your Head of Department, Headteacher, Mentor or - worst of all OFSTED! No smoke and mirrors required, this book provides practical and easy-to-implement guidance on embedding outstanding practice in your daily teaching, all written in the authors' witty and accessible style. This brand new edition provides updated advice on all aspects of outstanding teaching. The new 'Pimp your Progress' feature includes guidance on how to measure pupil progress in every lesson and the popular Poundland Pedagogy activities won't fail to get your students engaged! Pimp Your Lesson! will ensure your teaching is consistently outstanding so that you are prepared for inspection at a moment's notice and is a must read for all primary and secondary teachers eager to reach that outstanding grade. Join the conversation: #PimpYourLesson #PoundlandPedagogy


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A practical guide to making your teaching consistently outstanding ready for observation by your headteacher, mentor or inspectors.

Pimp Your Lesson! offers a sumptuous collection of concepts and encourages the reader to unleash the 'pimp within!' This book challenges dogma and guides the reader through an array of best-practice; encouraging us to 'cherry-pick' from a range of classroom activities to survive the ever-changing world of observation. This is a book for every teacher, fortifying them from head-to-toe in a bulletproof vest, ready to welcome any observer with open arms! For planning; marking; teaching. You should have it by your side... Ross Morrison McGill, @TeacherToolkit and author of 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Lessons Wow, what a fantastic to book to read no matter what stage your teaching career - this book is beyond helpful! It's crammed full of practical, useful tips that not only make your life easier and your lessons more exciting, but can be used in your classroom the very next day. Packed with down to earth advice, it's like having your own personal helping hand to guide you through some of the toughest, most daunting times in school. With this book in hand, bring on the next observation Laura Jokic, NQT Pimp your Lesson is a great read which offers a vast range of exciting strategies that will help any teacher. Isabella and Leah's passion for making learning an engaging process shines throughout this book. Taking their practical advice creates a win, win, win scenario. First, learners will enjoy their learning more. Next, they will develop essential skills and attitudes to help them to perform better in school and finally teachers will perform better in lesson observations. Andy Griffith, author of Outstanding Teaching: Engaging Learners

Isabella Wallace has worked for many years as an Advanced Skills Teacher and is now an experienced trainer and public speaker, working both nationally and internationally for Osiris Educational. She has worked at Senior Curriculum and School Governance levels, and having experienced both sides of the lesson observation process, Isabella knows exactly what's needed to make a lesson outstanding. Leah Kirkman is an Advanced Skills Teacher working in a secondary school in the UK. She has taught both in the UK and Canada, and has worked in the fields of Gifted and Talented provision, Teaching and Learning improvement and Continuous Professional Development. She also has extensive experience delivering training to teachers. Leah Kirkman also runs training sessions based on the book Pimp Your Lesson with Osiris Educational.

1. Unleashing the PIMP Within...\ 2. PIMP Your...Preparation \ 3. PIMP Your...Lesson Planning \ 4. PIMP Your...Assessment for Learning \ 5. PIMP Your...Spiritual, Moral and Cultural Element \ 6. PIMP Your...Differentiation \ 7. PIMP Your...Core skills: Literacy and Numeracy \ 8. PIMP Your...Information and Communication Technology \ 9. PIMP Your...Resources \ 10. PIMP Your...Starters \ 11. PIMP Your... Plenaries \ 12. Go Forth and PIMPify... \ Index

General Fields

  • : 9781472905154
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : February 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Isabella Wallace
  • : Paperback
  • : 168