Clare Cantle, Headteacher, All Saints Catholic School
The Lazy Teacher's Handbook is innovative in that it reflects the lesson planning executing and feedback as making the student more engaged and focussed on the learning rather than being wholly dependent on their teacher
The development of high quality independent learning therefore is the focus.
The structure of the book makes ideas really accessible and enables it to transfer quickly from the page into the classroom.
The credibility of Jim Smith is that he utilises this approach in his own teaching and across his own school.
The impact across school lies in the fact that the materials not only -˜speak' to those new to the profession but to those of us who have been teaching for a considerable amount of time. It makes teachers reflect and re-think their classroom practice.
The book is accessible and reading directed chapters does not become an additional -˜chore' for teachers. It is a rich demonstration of how to tackle key classroom themes e.g. assessment for learning, feedback and differentiation.
I thoroughly recommend the book to schools to support, develop and enhance the teaching and learning in their school.
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