Teacher in the Cupboard: Solution focused, human teaching and learning

Takes you on a self-reflective journey that will inspire you to create stimulating learning environments and to challenge the ‘how to’, tick-box approach to teaching.

Author: Lisa Jane Ashes

Publisher: Independent Thinking Press an imprint of Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781352968
Publication Date: 28/09/2018
Price £16.99

In this absorbing take on the problems teachers face in their daily lives, Lisa Jane Ashes demonstrates how spending time ‘in the cupboard’ – a metaphor for removing yourself from a situation and observing both your own behaviours and the world around you through a more objective lens – can help you develop a positive, self-reflective approach that will produce excellent results no matter how hopeless the circumstances may seem. Brimming with fresh perspectives and prompts for insightful reflection, Teacher in the Cupboard will show you how to harness the power of self-observation to make changes that can have a real impact on your day-to-day practice and human interactions – if you have the nerve to put your learning into action. Features: • Explores the many common problems that teachers face and offers advice on how to banish self-imposed obstacles to creative solutions • Explains how the questions that teachers ask themselves and their pupils can be reframed more positively in order to gain a better perspective and to promote growth • Examines the wider consequences that may arise from emotional responses to situations, and suggests ways to refine such responses so that they lead to more constructive outcomes. Benefits: • Outlines strategies to help teachers avoid retreating into self-blindness – a common affliction that robs teachers of their accountability for their own performance and conduct • Presents techniques that will enable teachers to instil in their pupils a sense of satisfaction derived from the learning skills and behaviours being developed in the classroom • Offers insights into how becoming more self-aware and more perceptive of others can nurture better relationships in the school setting. Market/audience:Suitable for NQTs, teachers and school leaders in all educational settings.