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Andy Cope

Andy Cope is the author of the famous Spy Dog books, a trainer and keynote speaker. He is an expert in positive psychology and happiness, which led him to develop The Art of Being Brilliant. This is delivered in various forms as workshops for businesses, conferences, teachers and teenagers. It has also informed the thinking behind his brilliant books.

Click here to listen in on Andy’s podcast with Pivotal Education - ‘Being Brilliant!’.

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Publications by Andy Cope

The Art of Being a Brilliant Middle Leader

The Art of Being a Brilliant Middle Leader by Gary…

The Art of Being A Brilliant Primary Teacher

On a good day, being a primary school teacher is…

The Art of Being a Brilliant Teacher

Teaching is an art; with the right techniques, guidance, skills…

The Art of Being a Brilliant NQT

Everything a NQT always wanted to know about starting their…

The Art of Being a Brilliant Classroom Assistant

The Art of Being a Brilliant Classroom Assistant is a…

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Ahead of the game

October 01 2018

I’m not convinced that anyone actually understands American football. The bit I do get is that the quarter back is a key player, as are the wide receivers. The quarter back’s job is not to throw the ball directly to the wide receiver, but to throw the ball to where the wide receiver is going to be.

And that’s kind of what we do. Our material doesn’t appear on an academic syllabus, at least not yet. And when it does, we’ll have moved on. If you want to get ahead of the game, helmet and shoulder pads on. You need to be fleet of foot. What worked 10 years ago doesn’t work anymore. We want to position you for where the ball’s going to be.

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A rock and a hard place

September 03 2018

At ‘Art of Brilliance’ we pride ourselves on bringing you content that you haven’t heard before, even if it’s a bit yucky.

Fact. The humble sea squirt paddles around the ocean until it finds a rock. Then it attaches itself, gets comfy and eats its own brain.

Why? Because its brain is useful in finding something to attach to but, once that bit’s done, it doesn’t need to think anymore so it scoffs it, thus providing a bit of sustenance so it can hang on for the rest of its dear life.

I think there might be a human equivalent, people who have settled on their rock, being bombarded against the tide, and who stay put. Even though there might be a better rock, a bit higher where the sun makes life more pleasant and the waves are less intense.

But, metaphorically, they’ve eaten their brains.

Some businesses have also devoured their own brains. Some are attaching their napkins, ready to tuck in.

It’s a horrible way to go. If you want a better way, our keynotes, workshops, books and posters will exercise your brain rather than consume it.


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