Book: How to create a Quirky Classroom by @Mrsartytextiles

Self-published

quirky

How to create a Quirky Classroom

£8.99
9.1

Content

8.5/10

Pedagogical

9.0/10

Authority

9.0/10

Practical ideas

9.5/10

Value

9.5/10

Pros

  • Packed with resources, ideas, and activities for becoming a quirky teacher.
  • Offers links to download resources showcased within the book.
  • Concisely written, and easy to pick-up and use for inspiration.

The thing about being quirky is often that people don’t often ‘get’ what you’re doing, or see you as a maverick who does not follow the normal conventions of life. Some school leaders actively encourage the quirky nature of their teaching staff, whereas others would rather individuals follow the conventionalities of the normal daily expectations – offering narrow experiences for their pupils. Yet, can you remember the ‘quirky’ teachers from your schooling?

If so, I bet you remember them with fondness, in how they brought the learning the life.

In her new book, Gemma Whitelock offers teachers the opportunity to break out of the straight-jacket and explore teaching approaches that will engage, inspire and help students thrive. “How to create a Quirky Classroom” Packed with resources and ideas, Gemma’s philosophy is that teachers should be open-minded to the experimental nature of the activities, along with being prepared for the daftness and potential for colleagues to look at you as though you’ve lost the plot! So what!

With links to many of her resources freely available online, Gemma explores #LiteracyGames, #MakingItReal, #AwesomeApps, #EngagingAssessment, and #CelebrateAndShare, all accompanied by tips, resources and inspiration to become that ‘quirky’ teacher who is adored by the students, envied by colleagues, but loved by the leaders, as the inspirational learning helps students develop beyond recognition. Isn’t that what it’s all really about?

Accompanied by ‘real-life’ image examples of how the resources and ideas can be used in any classroom, this is a great little book to help liven up your teaching, becoming adored by your students, envied by colleagues, but loved by the leaders, as the inspirational learning helps students develop beyond recognition.

Isn’t that what it’s all really about?


 

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