This week is an extremely exciting one for me as I have realised one of my life ambitions: to publish a book! Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you: 100 Things Awesome Teachers Do.
Think of the book as like a breaktime chat between teachers who are sharing ideas that they have found work well for them. It’s not full of academic research findings. Instead it’s full of great ideas learned from the University of Life and Experience. This isn’t a book about producing a one-off outstanding Ofsted lesson. It’s a book about getting high-quality learning going on in your classroom day-in-day-out.
100 Things Awesome Teachers Do is divided into 10 sections such as Lesson Planning, Learning Styles, Learning Environment, Marking and Feedback, Motivation and Engagement, Making the Learning Stick and more. Each section has 10 ideas that I’ve learned from awesome teachers. It’s a book you can dip into for ideas whenever you find yourself feeling like you need something new to try out.
Published by Smashwords, the book will be available to download from the Apple iBook Store, the Amazon Kindle Store, the Sony e-Reader Store, the Barnes & Noble Store, the Diesel ebook Store and the Kobo Store within a few weeks. You can currently buy the book directly from the Smashwords website.
As a thank you to all of Great Maths Teaching Ideas’ readers, I am giving a 25% discount in the Smashwords online store! Just type in this promotional code: FY98V as you are checking out. The promotion ends on 03/03/12.
I’d love to know what you think about the book. Please send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d be willing to write a testimonial about it that I could include in the description of the book in the online stores please do get in touch.
I hope you enjoy the book and that it gives you lots of new ideas!