The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers: The Michaela Way

The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers: The Michaela Way

By: Katharine Birbalsingh (editor)Paperback

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At Michaela, teachers think differently, overturning many of the ideas that have become orthodoxy in English schools. In this book, over 20 Michaela teachers explore controversial ideas that improve the lives of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Michaela is blazing a trail in education, defying many of the received notions about what works best in schools.;Michaela teachers, from founders to classroom teachers to senior leaders, lead readers through different aspects of what makes Michaela unique. The school gets hundreds of visitors a year. So many ask: what's the secret? But the reality is that it isn't only one thing that makes Michaela work.;This book raises challenging questions for teachers and school leaders about how they see education. How can we help new Year 7 pupils get their bearings in secondary school quickly? How do we teach pupils to remember rather than forget what they've learned? How do didactic teaching, drill and memorisation boost motivation and academic achievement? How do we get pupils to be considerate, kind and caring to each other? How do we make lunchtime a calm, happy time every day?How do we ensure new teachers are just as respected as veteran teachers? How can we ensure the weakest readers do the most reading rather than the least? How can we make sure all teachers love teaching in our schools, and want to stay in teaching? How can we prevent teachers from overworking and burning out? What do we do about parents that push back against the school's rules? These questions cut to the core of how we educate and how we see the world.

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At Michaela, teachers think differently, overturning many of the ideas that have become orthodoxy in English schools. In this book, over 20 Michaela teachers explore controversial ideas that improve the lives of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Michaela is blazing a trail in education, defying many of the received notions about what works best in schools.

Contents

1. Teaching without QTS - Sarah 2. Bootcamp breaks bad habits - Lucy 3. Academic subjects matter most - Jonny 4. Knowledge must be tested frequently - Bodil 5. Drill and didactic teaching work best - Olivia 6. Memorisation is the best homework - Joe 7. Marking is futile - Jo 8. No nonsense, no burnout - Jessica 9. Family lunch improves pupils' habits - Naveen 10. Labels damage children - Katie 11. Elitism makes pupils feel proud - Barry 12. High standards count most when parents push back - Katharine 13. Raising my daughter Michaela style - Chashe 14. Teach First training vs Michaela teacher training - Jake 15. Education, Education, Education - Barry 16. Competition is Crucial - Dani 17. Free at last - Katharine 18. Zero-tolerance discipine changes lives - JoeA 19. Drill in Art produces creativity - Lizzie

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781909717961
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9781909717961
  • ISBN10: 1909717967

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