Beautifully nuanced, balanced, readable, and as free of jargon and ideology as it s possible to be, this outstanding book is a rich repository of ideas for showing that understanding does not have to be the victim of coverage. Steeped in the most rigorous laboratory of all classroom practice it joins an impressive list of books for teachers that will last long after His Master`s Voice has fallen silent. --Barry J Hymer, Professor of Psychology in Education, University of Cumbria, Lancaster
This book offers stunningly practical advice about how to make all the pupils in your class feel more confident and more involved and learn more. Isabella and Leah thoroughly kill the myth that teaching is just about knowledge and what you impart. What follows is bucket-fulls of practical ideas for teachers to put into practice immediately. --Stephen Cox, Managing Director, Osiris Educational
Successful learning is the outcome when children and young people are active participants and are engaged in their lessons. Listening is in the final analysis a passive activity. In this book Isabella and Leah challenge teachers and those who observe lessons to re-think practice. It offers a wide range of practical tips and strategies too. If we really want children and young people to achieve more this book offers another way that has the potential to really make a difference in the classroom, the place that matters most. --David Crossley, Executive Director, Whole Education Network
About the Author
Isabella Wallace is co-author of the best-selling teaching guide, Pimp Your Lesson! and has worked for many years as an AST, Curriculum Coordinator and Governor. She is consultant and contributor for the Oxford Dictionary of Education and presents nationally and internationally on outstanding learning and teaching.
Leah Kirkman is co-author of the best-selling teaching guide, Pimp Your Lesson! and an experienced AST and trainer. Keeping the needs of both the busy teacher and the discerning learner at the heart of all her training, Leah works with teachers across the UK and abroad developing outstanding teaching and learning.