This new title applies inspiring ideas and teaching approaches to the different subject areas taught in primary schools. Using a practical, subject-based approach, it promotes creativity, innovativeness and enthusiasm as integral to effective teaching and enhanced standards. Each chapter introduces a subject, its key issues, vital knowledge and pedagogical implications. In addition, case studies, action points, key quotes and thought-provoking suggestions for practice encourage readers to engage with the text. Offering refreshing, innovative perspectives in an accessible format, this book will help trainees and teachers to develop skills, boost their confidence and, crucially, increase their own and their pupils' enjoyment.
Dr Hayes spent 17 years in a variety of primary schools, including two deputy headships and a headship. Denis is widely published and has written numerous books, all with relevance to primary teaching. He believes that the vast majority of primary teachers are motivated by altruism and the opportunity to positively influence young minds, such that teaching is as much a `calling' as a career. Denis has a research interest in motivation for teaching and trainee teacher experiences on school placement.
Teaching Joyfully The joy of enhancing children's learning Thinking together: enjoying dialogue with children The joy of performance Joyful history The joy of teaching and learning geography Enjoying teaching and learning outside the classroom Running, leaping and dancing for joy Enjoyment in the Early Years through critical reflection The joyful teaching of reading The joy of learning poetry off by heart The joy of mathematics Joyful teaching and learning in science The joy of meeting pupil needs through developing community Seat yourselves joyfully together The joy of involving pupils in their own assessment Joyfully concluding