Product reviews for Never Mind The Inspectors

Colin Goffin, Assistant Head Teacher, Benjamin Britten High School
You know those worthy education books that you buy, attempt to trawl through and abandon? This isn't one of them. It's short, sharp and to the point and will revolutionise your thinking -” like the best 7 inch singles. And if it doesn't, just ask, -˜Are you PuNk enough?'

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You know those worthy education books that you buy, attempt to trawl through and abandon? This isn't one of them. It's short, sharp and to the point and will revolutionise your thinking -” like the best 7 inch singles. And if it doesn't, just ask, -˜Are you PuNk enough?'

Too much that is written or debated in education today seems to be about proving who is the best read, or who knows the most, or who can trot out the most learned researcher to reinforce their argument. This book doesn't care about that. It cares about what's happening, or not, right now in your classroom and whether you're focusing on the right things. Are you writing policies or giving kids the tools to grab hold of their own learning and create their own paths?

Never Mind the Inspectors is confrontational, provoking and will be a challenging read for some, but don't dismiss it as gimmicky. The approaches here work and give students opportunities to develop as passionate, committed, independent thinkers and learners. And don't worry about the treasured curriculum content. They'll cover all of that because they'll be using it to answer their own questions and satisfy their own curiosity, not because they -˜have to for the exam' -” which they'll breeze through as a result.
Guest | 16/04/2014 01:00
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