Donna Martin, Head Teacher, St Mary’s RC School, Isle of Man
Independent Thinking on Primary Teaching is an early career teacher’s dream come true, and will also be useful for teachers at any stage in their career who may want some practical tips and suggestions to reduce their everyday workload, in a smart way!
The author’s practical advice builds upon best practices that teachers may already apply in their classrooms, or those that they simply need to refocus upon and adapt what they currently do. It is most definitely a teacher-friendly book that offers concrete strategies to help in everyday practice. It is an easy read that will also serve as a reference point for specific areas, such as marking and feedback, in which teachers may want to make changes.
As a head teacher, I will be purchasing a copy for all my early career teachers to offer them great organisational tips, which I wish I had implemented early in my teaching career. The suggestions and strategies from Mark, who is still a classroom practitioner, offer tweaks to the day that will make a huge difference for many, many teachers.
The author is living and breathing the job day in, day out – which gives me faith that the practical and working smarter tips really work!