Author(s): Gary Toward
Teaching is an art; with the right techniques, guidance, skills and practise you can masterfully face any situation the classroom could throw at you. With their fresh perspectives, sage advice and a hint of silliness, Andy, Chris and Gary show you how to unleash your brilliance. Have you ever had a class that are angels for your colleagues but Lucifer incarnate as soon as they cross the threshold of your classroom? Or realised too late that your best-laid lesson plans were doomed from the start? Or had your energy and enthusiasm sapped by a mood-hoovering staffroom Grinch? Not a problem when you've mastered the art of being a brilliant teacher. With plenty of practical advice and top tips, let this book show you how. A brilliant book for teachers. An inspiring, engaging and informative new series that shows you how to transform your practice and become - quite simply - brilliant. The series is edited by Andy Cope, founder of the Art of Brilliance, and underlain by his research into the positive psychology and the science of happiness. Andy says of his work, 'The focus is on translating some of the highbrow academia into clear, simple messages that everyone can take on board.'
With wonderful illustrations by Amy Bradley. The first thing you must know about Amy Bradley is that drawing really is her favourite thing; she's been doing it for as long as she can remember! She is now illustrating these artfully brilliant books.
Andy Cope is the author of the famous Spy Dog books, a trainer and keynote speaker. He is an expert in positive psychology and happiness, which led him to develop 'The Art of Being Brilliant'. This is delivered in various forms as workshops for businesses, conferences, teachers and teenagers. It has also informed the thinking behind his brilliant books. Chris Henley is a trainer and keynote speaker who has been teaching for over thirty years in three different secondary schools. Chris is an inspirational teacher who moved on from leading an outstanding languages department to become a senior leader. As assistant head in charge of teaching and learning he has played a major role in two successful Ofsted inspections. Gary Toward is a trainer and keynote speaker who has previously taught in 7 schools countrywide. He was head teacher of 3 schools in Leicestershire, during which time he co-lead a Pupil Referral Unit out of special measures. Gary has a passion for teaching and although originally a design technologist, he has taught most subjects and has, more recently, been a teaching head.