Art of Being A Brilliant Primary Teacher
On a good day, being a primary school teacher is the best job in the world. However, in the interests of grounding The Art of Being A Brilliant Primary Teacher in pure realism, Andy Cope and Stuart Spendlow readily acknowledge that it can also be the worst. The purpose of this book is to help you have more amazing days by inspiring and challenging you to be the best version of you because, at your best, you’re flippin’ awesome!
Andy and Stuart use their experience, studies and ‘what if?’ moments combined with their ‘don’t judge us’ attempt at humour to bring you a fun, slightly provocative, thoughtful and motivational read. The Art of Being A Brilliant Primary Teacher isn’t riddled with lectures from old professors of centuries ago; it focuses on the here and now of teaching and is simply designed to help you be a brilliant primary school teacher whatever the weather (including wet playtime).
by Andy Cope and Stuart Spendlow
CROWN HOUSE PUBLISHING
Pub Date: 10/2015
Format: Pbk 192 pages
Reviewed by Alan Peat, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Fellow of the Historical Association
A book full of infectious enthusiasm that reminds us that humour is, in itself, a vital aspect of effective communication. A timely, upbeat work that acknowledges the fact that although teachers face huge challenges they can choose to focus on the many, many positives because the rewards are always greater.
A book that clearly demonstrates why pupils respond to positive, rounded human beings with broad and varied lives. I was also glad to read about the ripple effect of happiness ... Backed up with a well-chosen Bob Monkhouse gag.
Reviewed by Richard Gerver, speaker, author, broadcaster
I have always believed that education should be about living, learning and laughing. That's why I love this book. Andy and Stuart will have you doing all three, brilliantly!