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Creative Teaching and Learning Toolkit [Spiral-bound]

Brin Best , Will Thomas
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31 July 2007 0826485987 978-0826485984 Spi
This book aims to help you become a more effective teacher through a new teaching and learning framework which centres on the key role of creativity. Inside you will learn how to use creativity to reinvigorate teaching across all subject areas, thereby inspiring learners to reach their potential. Through a highly practical and inclusive approach, the book equips you with a range of common-sense strategies and tools designed to build on your existing knowledge and skills. They include: an easy to follow five-stage framework for effective teaching and learning that presents clear and fresh thinking about what helps learners succeed; over 200 strategies, tools and tips to enhance your creative thinking and that of your students; diverse case studies showing how other teachers have used creativity to enhance their teaching and get the desired results; and a CD containing electronic versions of a range of key documents from the book which can form the basis of your own tailored development programme. Award-winning authors Brin Best and Will Thomas draw on a wealth of teaching experience from a range of schools in the UK. With the aid of interactive self-evaluation exercises, they guide you through a step by step model that will pinpoint what you need to do to take your teaching to the next level. The book will help you make the transition from a talented teacher to a truly creative teacher, and will help you to rediscover the joy of teaching within the contemporary classroom.

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  • Spiral-bound: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.; Spi edition (31 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826485987
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826485984
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 20.6 x 29.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 397,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A larger and an extremely diverse collection of activity ideas.'--Sanford Lakoff

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Brin Best is an education consultant, writer and trainer. He is the director of the training and consultancy company Innovation for Education Ltd. Will Thomas is a training consultant and performance coach. He is the director of the training company Vision 4 Learning Ltd.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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Wow - so much for so little, as not only are you going to feel you are making things better for you and your pupils, but there is reassurance that you are on the right lines in the first place, AND you get a CD of the resources shown in the book! At this price, you'd be daft not to buy it!

As you read, you feel that you are having a conversation with someone, who is gently leading you on a learning journey. You feel empathised with that development is not easy, and some parts may not be what you are looking for just then, as there are suggestions to move to other chapters if you don't fancy the next one and to come back later.
There are ideas to try both for yourself and your pupils, whatever age range you teach - one of the best I saw today was about why pupils may not feel like learning in the first place and some suggestions on how to change it.

It is resource to make you think. You may just dip in, but I think you will find yourself reading more than you expected, and enjoying it - I certainly am!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought Provoking yet practical 5 Jan 2008
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Wow what a clever piece of writing in depth research easily digested balanced with sound practical advice Thanks for stimulating my thoughts and provoking me into addressing my strenghths and areas for development a great read that improves practice what a rarity in Education!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This book is full of practical ideas, with useful frameworks to help energise and inspire teachers to be creative in their approaches to teaching and learning. Afterall, its this stuff that makes learning exciting and worthwhile. I find the way it is set out particularly helpful and allows you to really focus on one aspect of interest at a time. Teaching is such a creative activity and it's important to have resources such as this to help develop that creativity we all have, without being too prescriptive. It's also been invaluable for when working with teachers in workshops and training situations. I would recommend using it with the Creative Teaching & Learning Resource Book - one supports the other for really powerful learning experiences.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real Toolkit for teachers! 26 Jan 2010
Format:Spiral-bound
Practical,informative and thought provoking all in one-now that makes a valuable resource!
Whatever angle you are coming from (whole school approach/individual classroom) when working on curriculum development this book is a treasure of tools. It gives you ideas and frameworks for establishing the values to underpin the changes aswell as ways to design a more creative approach. As someone who works with many schools and a number of Local Authorities around the UK I have found this really useful in the development work with teachers in the area of designing more creative learning opportunities.They feedback that the ideas really work in the classroom and from this grows their confidence to become even more creative!This can only benefit the learning of their pupils.
A must for every teacher/school resource centre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 25 Jan 2010
By JW
Format:Spiral-bound
This is a fascinating book which goes way below the surface of merely offering a set of quick fix ideas to use in the classroom (and there are LOTS of ideas!) It is an inspiring book which really breathes fresh air into the classroom. If you are feeling worn down it will re-energise you! Ideas that I have used with students have been a huge success and very easily implemented. There are so many applications to be drawn from the book - the questions and tools that I am using on myself are providing interesting food for thought. Fantastic on so many levels and immediately accessible! Great to have the CD with all materials too. I highly recommend this book.
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