Based on Jim Smith`s learning and leadership work with schools across the country, this book is packed with highly practical solutions and suggestions that are proven to help you improve the quality of learning (and therefore progress!) both in your classroom and across the school. And as it`s all done in the laziest possible way, it will be the pupils working harder, not you! Following on from the acclaimed `The Lazy Teacher s Handbook`, `Whole school progress the LAZY way` applies Jim Smith`s lazy philosophy to the thorny issue of making progress . Aimed at improving learning both in the classroom and across the school, this book once again shows how you can use Jim` renowned lazy way to put student`s learning first rather than your teaching or paranoia about progress. And the result? Outstanding progress in your lessons without even a hint of traffic lights, mini-whiteboards or thumbs up! Be it planning for progress, capturing evidence of progress in a lesson or using lesson observation techniques that make progress explicit, the book offers lots of new techniques which have led to outstanding judgements during Ofsted inspections. Just ask the author! What s more, Jim extends his ideas across the whole school. Drawing on his experience with lazy leadership he shows how his philosophy can have a dramatic impact on areas such as lesson observations, performance management and professional development. It`s not about leading the learning. It s about the learning leading you. And when you let it, your school is never the same again.
There are two things that will transform the nature of teaching and learning in this country - brave heads and lazy teachers.
So, when it comes to helping teachers to teach less (and the children learn more) there's one person who can really show schools how it's done. After all, Jim Smith is one of the laziest, offloadiest, most delegation-happy teachers we've ever met. He is the original Lazy Teacher.
And it's no coincidence that he's also one of the best classroom practitioners we know (something The National Teaching Awards agree with as well, awarding Jim a Distinction in the category of Secondary School Teacher of the year 2010).
Jim is passionate about ensuring learners get more from their education than the standard diet of classroom-based teacher-led learning. After all, how long can you lead from the front, if you are collapsed under the desk?
If you want your students to learn more and you to work less, then Jim's Lazy Way provides you with all the arguments and evidence you need to become a lazy, but outstanding teacher. Gathered over 10 years (and counting) in the classroom the Lazy Way is based on tried-and-tested techniques that shift the emphasis away from the teaching and onto the learning, help you hit your PLTS or skills based curriculum buttons and make your life so much easier in the process.
You can visit Jim's website: www.thelazyteacher.co.uk