John T Morris BA(Hons),MEd,MPhil,DipPsych,CertEd MOTIV82ASPIRE
Mark Creasy, from his depth of experience, has put together a thought-provoking, creative and practically relevant range of strategies, ideas and tips to help primary school teachers tweak their practice. The focus is on working smarter to promote effective engagement, interest, involvement and self-drive for learners.
The key features of this well-structured book include clear identification of problem issues, a range of inspirational ideas for contemplation and review within each chapter, and excellent appendices. Readers will also benefit from the author’s emphasis on daily routines, such as getting attention, making the most of PPA time, seating and groups, marking and feedback, and working with other adults.
Mark highlights that staff at all levels should ‘never mistake being busy for being effective, or treat being tired as evidence that you’re doing the “the right thing”’. A message to reflect on for many department heads and classroom staff.
I highly recommend this book as a resource for all primary and specialist centres.
Bethan | 06/05/2022 12:31
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