The Lazy Teacher's Handbook: How Your Students Learn More When You Teach Less

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Crown House Publishing, 2010 - Education - 188 pages
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Ever wondered what would happen if you stopped teaching in your lessons? You might be surprised. If you want your students to learn more and you to work less, then this book provides you with all the arguments and evidence you need to become a lazy, but outstanding teacher. Gathered over 10 years in the classroom, this handbook of tried-and-tested techniques shifts the emphasis away from the teaching and onto the learning, and makes your life so much easier in the process. Fed up missing out on those sunny Sundays? Maybe your marking could be done by the local community instead? Sick of planning lessons? Get the students to plan them for you. (After all, personalised learning can't involve 30 lesson plans!). This powerful book is packed full of easy-to-apply and highly effective strategies (which Ofsted have rated as 'outstanding' ). What's more, they all have the seal of approval of real students in real classrooms. In fact, many of them have been thought up by the students themselves, but that's why Jim Smith is called the Lazy Teacher. So, next time someone says to you to get a life, this book will make it possible.

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Review: The Lazy Teacher's Handbook: How Your Students Learn More When You Teach Less

User Review  - Alastaircrawford - Goodreads

some good activities and approaches. not all about deep learning (student centred, independent, feedforaward) but neverthless some consistency with ideas that students do more to co-create course work at activity level and lesson level. Read full review

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User Review  - Carrie Ann - Goodreads

Any book which gives me some good ideas for the classroom is worthy of 5 stars...One good idea is worth its weight in gold! Read full review

About the author (2010)

Jim Smith, the laziest (yet still professional) teacher in town, is an assistant head teacher, education consultant, Independent Thinking Associate, speaker and best selling author.

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