Featuring extracts from some of the most influential education writers in recent times The Guided Reader to Teaching and Learning is an essential compendium providing insight, guidance and clarity about key issues affecting practitioners at every level. All extracts have been carefully chosen to represent education issues that affect every practising teacher. Each extract is accompanied by an introduction to the passage, key words and phrases and a summary of key points. In addition, there are questions to prompt discussion, suggestions about areas for possible investigation and references to other key readings to extend thinking. Uniquely, the book provides cross-referencing between extracts to facilitate a more complete understanding of how different issues overlap and how competing arguments have to be evaluated. Combining both theoretical and practical dimensions into one handy and engaging volume, The Guided Reader to Teaching and Learning includes extracts, summaries and discussions about the following: * the teacher * effective teachers and teaching * motivating learners * teaching approaches * teaching younger children * managing teaching and learning * other adults in the school * child development * ways that pupils learn * learning climate * learning styles * thinking and learning * assessment and learning. The book will be of considerable interest to trainee and newly qualified teachers who are seeking to gain a higher qualification, notably at Masters degree level. More experienced teachers and teaching assistants wishing to upgrade their qualifications will also find the book an invaluable source of information and guidance.