Product reviews for The Teacher's Toolkit

Ann Preece, Pembroke School
As a young teacher, I was impressed by a statement I read which went something like: -˜if he cannot learn the way you teach, find a way to teach the way he learns.' This book is all about that sentiment and its title sums up exactly what it means. Paul Ginnis has written a book which provides the necessary tools for teachers young and old, experienced and inexperienced. It gives background knowledge to justify why we should keep up-to-date with new research into the learning process - and without going into too much detail! More importantly, it provides many examples of practical techniques and lesson-plans which teachers can try out -˜off the peg'. In reality, this will always prompt the interested teacher to adapt and customise - exactly the outcome envisaged by the author!

Paul is totally engaged in his subject; he uses imagination and plenty of sound knowledge to back up his writing; he speaks to teachers in down-to-earth teachers' language. This book is immensely readable and totally accessible as well as being a useful handbook for quick reference.
Last year I bought a copy for every member of staff as part of our staff development programme. One teacher of many years' standing told me -˜This is the best thing the school has done for me.'
Guest | 15/09/2004 01:00
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