Based on Jim Smith’s learning and leadership work with schools across the country, this book is packed with highly practical solutions and suggestions that are proven to help you improve the quality of learning (and therefore progress!) both in your classroom and across the school. And as it’s all done in the laziest possible way, it will be the pupils working harder, not you!
Following on from the acclaimed The Lazy Teacher’s Handbook, Whole School Progress the LAZY Way applies Jim Smith’s lazy philosophy to the thorny issue of ‘making progress’. Aimed at improving learning both in the classroom and across the school, this book once again shows how you can use Jim’s renowned ‘lazy way’ to put student’s learning first rather than your teaching or paranoia about progress. And the result? Outstanding progress in your lessons without even a hint of traffic lights, mini-whiteboards or thumbs up! Be it planning for progress, capturing evidence of progress in a lesson or using lesson observation techniques that make progress explicit, the book offers lots of new techniques which have led to ‘outstanding’ judgements during Ofsted inspections. Just ask the author!
What’s more, Jim extends his ideas across the whole school. Drawing on his experience with ‘lazy leadership’ he shows how his philosophy can have a dramatic impact on areas such as lesson observations, performance management and professional development. It’s not about leading the learning. It’s about the learning leading you. And when you let it, your school is never the same again.