Nothing strikes such fear into the heart of the over-worked, under-valued teacher as the prospect of inspection. Perhaps it is because we feel it often involves being measured against and boxed into a de-humanizing four-point scale. Few of us glow with pride when we are awarded the dubious title of SATISFACTORY; even more frustrating sometimes can be arriving second at the finishing line with a 'didn't-quite-make-it' GOOD. So how do we ensure that the much coveted OUTSTANDING box gets ticked? And why do an elite few keep it such a privileged fellowship? Pimp Your Lesson! reveals, in detail, the secrets to impressing the pants off your observer, whether it be your Head of Department, Headteacher, Mentor or - worse still - Ofsted! This new edition contains guidance on addressing and incorporating current government initiatives and strategies, and lots of additional innovative ideas to enhance your lessons. Updated in line with the latest Ofsted criteria, this edition will help you to meet the outstanding mark, both in observed lessons and your daily teaching.
Isabella is co-author of the best-selling teaching guide, "P.I.M.P. Your Lesson!" and an award-winning teacher and AST. She is consultant and contributor for the Oxford Dictionary of Education and presents nationally and internationally on outstanding learning and teaching. She has published academic research papers on practical strategies for motivating disaffected learners; and her second book, "Talk-Less Teaching", written together with Leah Kirkman, is now available for purchase. It contains hundreds of practical strategies ready for use in any lesson.
Isabella's training is interactive in nature and cutting edge in content. She has worked at Senior Curriculum and School Governance levels and has produced practical guidance to schools on incorporating a Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural element into lessons across the curriculum. Isabella has worked with Education Authorities to develop training on The Teaching of Literacy and its impact on all subjects, as well as helping schools to set up, manage and monitor Staff Coaching Systems.