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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 14 April 2010
A truly inspirational book for anyone who loves learning - this should be a teacher's bible, compulsory on every ITET Course in the country. Thank you Jim for giving an honest, motivational and fascinating book to the world of education. Jim's book is far from Lazy - it's pure magic that will revolutionize ANY classroom or school. Dare you to read it......I did and LOVED IT. If you like this book try these too......Rocket Up Your Class!: 101 High Impact Activities to Start, Break and End Lessons (Independent Thinking Series)The Little Book of Music for the Classroom (Independent Thinking Series) Using Music to Improve Memory, Motivation, Learning and CreativityThe Competency Curriculum Tookit: A Competency Curriculum Tookit Implementing the PLTS at KS3 (Developing Plts Through Themed)The Little Book of Values: Educating Children to Become Thinking, Responsible and Caring Citizens (Independent Thinking Series)The Little Book of Big Stuff about the Brain:: The True Story of Your Amazing Brain (Independent Thinking Series)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 28 May 2014
This is the best investment I have ever made in that it has genuinely transformed my working life. It has revolutionised the way I think about what happens in my classroom and how I plan and teach my lessons. I was drowning under my colossal workload until I read this and realised that so much of what I was doing was completely unnecessary and wasn't really helping my students, either. There are a lot of teachers out there who are quick to dismiss all new ideas and approaches and claim they 'wouldn't work' for them, and those are the type who would give this book 1 star. For those of us with an open mind and a desire to change, this is all you need to give you a fresh start and a new lease of life in the classroom. And, for all the English teachers reading - Jim Smith's tips on cutting down on marking are actually practical and achievable, especially when it comes to the dreaded KS3 exercise books. Honestly, if you only ever buy one teaching related book, this has to be it. This is not about jazzing up lessons for observations - it's about changing the way in which you approach teaching to bring about long term benefits for both you and your students. This should be the textbook for teacher training courses - if all teachers taught like this, maybe there would be more left in the profession!
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on 9 March 2010
Truly, this is a breath of fresh air. For so long, excellent teachers have ended each day on their knees, whilst their students skip merrily out of school, still bursting with energy. Teachers continue to exhaust themselves in their efforts to 'cover all bases'; plan for all possible (and impossible) eventualities and make sure that their students depart with their heads full of stuff. Jim Smith's book gives permission to teachers to step back and delight in the opportunities for learning that they create. This book provides a practical, real and valuable set of tried and tested approaches that allow teachers to let the learning flow from and with the students.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 25 September 2010
What a great book - but not at all what the main title suggests. The sub-title is what its REALLY about. Teaching (ie talking) less so that they learn more. My pupils are SO much more energised - once they got used to having to think about what they needed to do. The section on 'lazy' tutoring is useful too - my form have really enjoyed doing some of the activities suggested.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 16 April 2010
This great book provides practical advice and assistance to help improve your pupils ability to learn independently.

As a PGCE student this is a key challenge for me as my tutors really emphasise independent learning.

I am using the Lazy Lesson structure as the basis for all my lessons and it is making planning a whole lot easier.

This book has aided my progression over the last few weeks and has provided real guidance for me as a hopeful new teacher.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 18 November 2011
Love the ideas and the enthusiasm with which this is written. A lot of thought has gone into becoming a lazy teacher.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 14 January 2011
Even with 18 years of teaching experience this book is a true inspiration! Reminded me of many things done in the past and forgotten and lots of new ideas too!

Totally recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Some good ideas in here. Some of them I do anyway and some I just needed reminding of but there are things in here that I plan to use next term to spice things up and to 'teach more and talk less'
It shouldn't be called 'Lazy teacher' as there aren't many of those, I don't think, but otherwise it's good.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on 10 March 2010
If you've seen Jim Smith deliver INSET training then you'll know that he is anything but lazy; he's just thoroughly focused on energising students without causing teacher burnout.

I'm relieved to see that his book is equally passionate about empowering students. It's refreshing to read practical challenges and advice from a practitioner who is clearly still experiencing the daily workout of life in the classroom. Vigorous, tested thinking, so no need to beat yourself up giving students centre stage.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 3 October 2010
This came as a real breath of fresh air. How to help your students become active learners AND reclaim your weekends. Absolutely brilliant and so readable. I have read it several times and now have colleagues wanting to borrow it. Highly recommended.
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