Strategies for Closing the Learning Gap

Strategies for Closing the Learning Gap

Paperback School Effectiveness

By (author) Mike Hughes, By (author) Andy Vass, Volume editor Gina Walker, Volume editor Tim Brighouse


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  • Publisher: Network Educational Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 204mm x 294mm x 20mm | 780g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Stafford
  • ISBN 10: 1855390752
  • ISBN 13: 9781855390751
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black and white ilustrations
  • Sales rank: 546,425

Product description

Strategies for Closing the Learning Gap has been written as a practical companion to the hugely successful Closing the Learning Gap. In this, his fourth book, Mike Hughes attempts to translate the explosion in our understanding of how the brain works into practical strategies that will work in the classroom. The book: highlights some of the key issues emerging from recent discoveries about the brain simplifies them; offers practical strategies and ideas as to how to apply this research in the classroom; The strategies described have been:; written by teachers for teachers; successfully implemented and refined in the classroom; effective in increasing motivation, improving learning and raising attainment

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Author information

Mike Hughes is currently working full-time providing training and support for schools and teachers. Previously he taught in secondary schools for 18 years, most recently as a Headteacher. Through his workshops and earlier publications - Flexible Learning: Evidence Examined, Lessons are for Learning and Closing the Learning Gap he has gained a deserved reputation for providing realistic yet effective strategies for increasing motivation and enhancing learming. Andy Vass taught for 26 years and is now one of the leading trainers in Behaviour Management in this country. In recent years he has worked with over 300 schools as well as LEAs, Educational Services and PGCE courses.

Table of contents

Preface to the first edition; Foreword; Introduction; Section One - Learning; Section Two - State; Section Three - Style; Section Four - Structure; Section Five - Memory; The Way Forward; Further Reading; Index