Product reviews for Independent Thinking

Francis Gilbert, author of I'm A Teacher, Get Me Out Of Here
I enjoyed the latest book by my namesake - but not relative I should hasten to add! -˜Independent Thinking' is a teacher friendly book in many ways.

First, for busy classroom teachers like me it can be dipped in and out of and we'll find treasure on any page: a pearl of wisdom to motivate you; a wonderful “thunk” to get you re-thinking a subject with a fascinating question; a meditation upon the purposes of education to make you think about why you're teaching; an incisive observation about young people to make you see them in a different light; an autobiographical reflection to help you see how we're all connected by our common familial experiences; points to help you be a better parent or professional.

Second, this book is informed by a philosophy which is both coherent and creative; there is a unifying theme that permeates it which is possibly encapsulated by one of Gilbert's aphorisms: “Creativity starts with -˜If only -¦' Mediocrity ends with it”.
Guest | 08/11/2013 00:00
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