Guerrilla Teaching - Revolutionary tactics for teachers on the ground, in real classrooms, working with real children, trying to make a real difference
Filled with thoughts, ideas and strategies that will help to develop creativity and creative thinking regardless of which age group readers work with, Guerrilla Teaching is for trainee teachers, new teachers, teaching assistants, experienced teachers and head teachers – there’s something for everyone!
Publisher: Independent Thinking Press an imprint of Crown House Publishing
Publication Date: 03-09-2015
Author: Jonathan Lear
Price £ 18.99
Guerrilla Teaching is a revolution. Not a flag-waving, drum-beating revolution, but an underground revolution, a classroom revolution. It’s not about changing policy or influencing government; it’s about doing what you know to be right, regardless of what you’re told. It’s sound advice for people on the ground: people in real classrooms, working with real children, trying to make a real difference. All teachers start with a vision. Like most teachers, Jonathan Lear joined the profession to make a difference to the lives of children; he wanted them to leave school as great people ready to tackle any of the challenges that life threw at them. It sounds idealistic, but isn’t that the point of a vision? The problem is that it’s easy to get worn down; it’s easy to lose sight of the vision. A child is not a set of data: a child is a child, and at the moment, they really, really need us to stand up for them. Up until recently, Jonathan had happily left it to those on high to make the big decisions on education, while he got on with the business of teaching children. But then the interfering started and, all of a sudden, the things that he held dear about education were under threat. Guerrilla Teaching is about making a difference. It’s a book its author never meant to write, but it was just too important not to.