Synopsis: Packed with practical strategies and case studies, Making Every Lesson Count: Six Principles to Support Great Teaching and Learning bridges the gap between research findings and classroom practice. Authors Shaun Allison (Deputy Head Teacher at a large comprehensive school in \Vest Sussex) and Andy Tharby (a practicing English teacher with nine years of classroom experience at a secondary school in West Sussex) collaborate to examine the evidence behind what makes great teaching, and how to implement this in the classroom to make a difference to learning. Using case studies from a number of schools, Making Every Lesson Count demonstrates how an ethos of excellence and growth can be built through high-quality classroom practice. Combining robust evidence from a range of fields with the practical wisdom of experienced, effective classroom teachers, Making Every Lesson Count is a must-read for trainee teachers, experienced teachers wishing to enhance their practice, and school leaders looking for an evidence-based alternative to restrictive test-driven definitions of great teaching. Making Every Lesson Count is a kind of do-it-yourself toolkit of strategies that teachers can use every lesson to make that lesson count. No gimmicky teaching - just high impact and focused teaching that results in great learning, every lesson, every day.
Critique: Informed and informative, practical and insightful, and above all, -˜real-world' pertinent in commentary, organization and presentation, Making Every Lesson Count: Six Principles to Support Great Teaching and Leaming is extraordinarily -˜user friendly' and should be considered a -˜must read' for all who are new to classroom teaching and has a great deal to offer by way of a refreshing and useful review for even the more experienced classroom instructor. Making Every Lesson Count: Six Principles to Support Great Teaching and Leaming is very highly recommended for academic library Teacher Instruction reference collections and supplemental studies lists.