Teaching is complex. But there are simple ideas we can enact to help our teaching be more effective. This book contains over 400 such ideas.
The ideas come from two sources. First, from the wonderful guests on my Tips for Teachers podcast - education heavyweights such as Dylan Wiliam, Daisy Christodoulou and Tom Sherrington, as well as talented teachers who are not household names but have so much wisdom to share. Then there's what I have learned from working with amazing teachers and students in hundreds of schools around the world.
Inside you will find 22 ideas to enhance mini-whiteboard use, 15 ideas to improve the start of your lesson, 14 ideas to help make Silent Teacher effective, seven ways to respond if a student says they don't know, and lots, lots more.
Each idea can be implemented the very next time you step into a classroom. So, whatever your level of experience, subject or phase, there are plenty of ideas in this book to help take your teaching to the next level.
About the Author:
Craig Barton loves teaching, doing, speaking and thinking about mathematics. He taught maths in secondary schools for 15 years, and was TES maths adviser for 10 years. He is now the head of education at Eedi. Craig is the author of the best-selling books How I Wish I'd Taught Maths and Reflect, Expect, Check, Explain, the host of the Mr Barton Maths podcast and the Tips for Teachers podcast, and the creator of far too many websites, including mrbartonmaths.com, tipsforteachers.co.uk, diagnosticquestions.com, variationtheory.com, and ssddproblems.com. In 2020 he was appointed as visiting fellow at the Mathematics Education Centre at the University of Loughborough. Craig has been lucky enough to teach maths and work with teachers all over the world. His proudest achievements are convincing Kate to marry him, and being the father to their wonderful boys, Isaac and Jacob.