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The Competency Curriculum Tookit: A Competency Curriculum Tookit Implementing the PLTS at KS3 (Developing Plts Through Themed) Paperback – 8 Jun 2009


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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Crown House Publishing; Pap/Cdr edition (8 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845901266
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845901264
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 21 x 29.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 278,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jackie Beere, Head teacher at Campion School, Northants until 2006, is now a consultant, trainer and School Improvement Partner. She spent three years as an Advanced Skills Teacher leading and implementing innovative Teaching and Learning initiatives including KS3 and 4 Learning to Learn and Thinking Skills programmes. She was awarded the OBE in November 2002 for services to education, having trained many teachers and school leaders in the latest theory and practice of learning to learn and emotional intelligence. She introduced Learning to Learn through Opening Minds, a competency-based curriculum at her school in 2006, after a two year pilot project proved very successful.
Jackie is also a qualified Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner and an Associate Tutor at Leicester University, where she created an MBA module in 'The Effective Management of Teaching and Learning'. She has written several books including 'Creating the Learning School', with associates from Leicester University, and has contributed several articles in leading educational publications such as Headship Matters and The Journal for the College of Teachers.
She is a School Improvement Partner, working in Cambridgeshire and Warwickshire and an Assessor for Advanced Skills Teachers/Excellent Teachers. Recent consultancy includes working for the National College for School Leadership on a project to redesign Headship and facilitating the development of an 11-19 federation in Leicestershire. Jackie also works for the Campaign for Learning on their Advisory Board and as an Associate Director of Learning to Learn, embedding best practice throughout the UK.

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This book should be the guide for every middle school teacher, and will go a long way to launching a new breed of can-do, self-sufficient learners. --Colin Rose "Founder, Accelerated Learning Systems"

It is a superb toolkit. It has the right instrument for the right job and the teacher s task is to work out what the youngsters need. It oozes with practical suggestions, practical ideas and opportunites for young people. Enjoy it... and use it. --Professor Mick Waters

After reading through [The Competency Curriculum Toolkit], I am convinced more than ever that the development of PLTS is not a way to motivate, develop, engage, challenge and inspire young people, it is THE way. --John Jones writer, presenter and educational consultant

About the Author

Jackie Beere, best-selling author of The Learner s Toolkit ISBN: 9781845900700, is a consultant trainer and School Improvement partner, having been Headteacher at Campion School, Northants. In 2002 Jackie was awarded the OBE for her services to education. Helen Boyle has spent the last ten years working in education, leading and implementing innovative teaching and learning initiatives and since 2004 has been the lead teacher at Campion School developing the RSA Opening Minds programme at key Stage 3.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ms. R. M. Turner on 13 April 2010
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Brilliantly enables teachers to focus on engaging students in active learning! Encourages student self-management and team work in an accessible way. I love it!
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An excellent, easy-to-user resource enthusiastically recommended for junior high and high school teachers 27 Oct 2009
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The Competency Curriculum Toolkit: Developing PLTS Through Themed Learning is a guide for teachers to promote flexibility, self-motivation, and independent learning skills (traits more valuable than ever in today's rapidly changing global economy) in students aged 10-14. Offering a project-based approach, The Competency Curriculum Toolkit offers projects and activities connected to everything from saving the planet to managing one's money and more. An accompanying CD-ROM with all the worksheets needed to carry out the projects rounds out this excellent, easy-to-user resource enthusiastically recommended for junior high and high school teachers.
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