In more than thirty years as a teacher and school leader, I've rarely met a lazy teacher. And that's why we need this book so much.
Jim Smith's approach isn't based on gimmicks and quick fixes. It's all about real learning, and the way we need to detox ourselves as a profession from the idea that teaching more leads inevitably to students learning more. Often - as the author so vividly demonstrates - the reverse is true.
The book has a great title, but in truth The Lazy Teacher's Handbook isn't for the lazy amongst us. It's for those most committed to immersing students in the messy business of actual learning, guided by a teacher with the confidence to know when to step back and watch that learning happen.
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