Product reviews for The (Practically) Perfect Teacher

Sue Ware, The King John School, Thrapston, Northants
I am so pleased to have read this uplifting book which reminded me that I have the best job in the world! A term of teaching can leave you feeling weary, stressed out and counting the 'wake-ups' until the next break. However after reading this book, I could not wait to get back into class to try out some new techniques, ideas and 'Mindset Tweaks'.

I have already implemented the '3B4ME' and my class Suggestions Board is teeming with feedback from pupils who are taking control of their own learning. I had a smile on my face all day long when a usually reticent pupil excitedly filled in a post-it note for the 'Suggestions Board' and explained a starter activity which he had devised to improve our learning!

I feel I am being a lot more honest with my pupils, explaining that the 'Learning Zone' is not a 'Comfort Zone' but will be challenging, frustrating and even painful at times. My class are also embracing more fully the concept that every mistake is a learning experience.

This book has encouraged me to reflect more honestly on my teaching, but not to beat myself up when something hasn't gone to plan. Instead, I am embracing the fact that there is no such thing as failure, only a part of the journey towards success!
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