The Art Of Being A Brilliant Teacher by Gary Toward, Chris Henley and Andy Cope is an entertaining resource brimming over with positive psychology and “cracking stuff” for building world class lessons.
“You might like to think of this book as 'everything you wanted to know about teaching but never dared ask'. It's pretty much a pick-and-mix cornucopia of all the things we feel teachers should know.”
The authors bounce around, nibble and zip-wire through different concepts that you probably hadn't heard of or given much thought to and they insist we need to be a 2%er - a life giver, a happy pedagogue with vim that radiates energy.
They say we need to focus on six main points:
One: choose to be positive
Two: understand your impact
Three: take personal responsibility
Four: possess bouncebackability
Five: have a HUGG (Huge Unbelievably Great Goals)
Six: play to your strengths
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