In schools across the world teachers are expected to deliver lifeless curricula, often dreamt up by policy makers, to the children in their care. But a teacher can be a miracle worker, breathing life and joy into a child’s time in school. The curriculum can be a liberating vehicle for teachers and learners – with a little imagineering. Schools can become places where awe and wonder are welcome once again.
This is a book about seeing the curriculum as a collection of daily experiences, an academically charged thought explosion that will give teachers and leaders much to reflect upon, as well as off-the-page resources and ideas that can be applied straight away. Covering moral purpose, engagement, motivation, hooks and lures into learning, Mantle of the Expert, productive pedagogies and much more, Bad Hat Harry and Imagineering! aims to humanise the curriculum and equip teachers with ideas for compelling and truly engaging lessons.