Product reviews for The Teacher's Toolkit

The Basic Skills Agency magazine
What does it claim to do?

The aim of this book is to help raise achievement by providing a variety of strategies for every learner and hopefully stimulating teachers' creativity in the process. However, there is a vision that extends beyond this: the approach to education that is suggested should help people to become skilled, self aware, independent learners and should also help them to become skilled, socially aware, inclusive and democratic citizens.

Does it live up to its claim?

Absolutely! This book is packed with so many practical ideas that you'll be truly inspired to try something new and inject some life into your lessons.

It covers everything. There is a clear overview of recent thinking about learning, which is accessible and interesting. There are 50 different tools for teaching and learning, which are clearly explained and applicable in a variety of subject areas. There are a range of strategies to help with the management of group work and the behaviour issues that may arise. There are different ideas about how you can actually put the techniques into practice in the classroom and suggested strategies to help you check your practice.

This book has a great vision but the strategies to help you achieve the vision are firmly rooted in practical reality. If one person embraced the principles and put the ideas into practice, the results would be good. If the whole school embraced the principles and put them into practice, I am certain that the results would be fantastic. The vision would have a good chance of becoming a reality.

Likelihood of use

This is a resource that every teacher would find practical, useful and user friendly.

  • Performance: 10/10
  • Value for money: 10/10
  • Overall verdict: Buy it!
Guest | 15/09/2004 01:00
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