Whole School Progress the LAZY Way: Follow me, I'm Right Behind You (Paperback)
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Whole School Progress the LAZY Way: Follow me, I'm Right Behind You (Paperback)

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Paperback 168 Pages / Published: 16/07/2012
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Based on Jim Smith's learning and leadership work with schools across the country, this book is packed with highly practical solutions and suggestions that are proven to help you improve the quality of learning (and therefore progress!) both in your classroom and across the school. And as it's all done in the laziest possible way, it will be the pupils working harder, not you! Following on from the acclaimed The Lazy Teacher's Handbook, Whole School Progress the LAZY Way applies Jim Smith's lazy philosophy to the thorny issue of 'making progress'. Aimed at improving learning both in the classroom and across the school, this book once again shows how you can use Jim's renowned 'lazy way' to put student's learning first rather than your teaching or paranoia about progress. And the result? Outstanding progress in your lessons without even a hint of traffic lights, mini-whiteboards or thumbs up! Be it planning for progress, capturing evidence of progress in a lesson or using lesson observation techniques that make progress explicit, the book offers lots of new techniques which have led to 'outstanding' judgements during Ofsted inspections. Just ask the author! What's more, Jim extends his ideas across the whole school. Drawing on his experience with 'lazy leadership' he shows how his philosophy can have a dramatic impact on areas such as lesson observations, performance management and professional development. It's not about leading the learning. It's about the learning leading you. And when you let it, your school is never the same again.

Publisher: Independent Thinking Press
ISBN: 9781781350065
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 222 x 182 x 10 mm


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Reviewed by Barry J Hymer, Professor of psychology in education, Education Faculty, University of Cumbria.A welcome sequel to Jim Smith's first book, and again jam-packed with ideas for invisibly transferring the learning load onto students - this time with an emphasis on whole-school processes. Readable, amusing and quirky, I expect this to do as well as its predecessor. Reviewed by Geoff Cherrill, Vice Principal, Nova Hreod, Swindon.Being a self confessed fan of the Lazy Way and having read The Lazy Teacher's Handbook, seen Jim Smith deliver INSET and been fortunate to visit the home of Lazy Teaching in Clevedon, I greeted this book with a measure of excitement and a dose of Ofsted weary cynicism. Excitement at the idea of more off beat, yet enormously effective, strategies for delivering effective progress in my classroom; and cynicism at the potential for the approach to have taken on the age old appearance of simply being last year's educational fad.Fortunately, I am writing this with yet more excitement and not a trace of cynicism. The book and its author maintain a sense of infectious enthusiasm, wonderful humour and genuinely intelligent comment on the educational landscape in 2012, allied to a rock solid approach to dealing with the challenging concept of ensuring every child makes progress in every lesson they encounter.It is written in an easy, flowing style which allows you to take ideas on board and see how they relate to both current Ofsted requirements and contemporary educational thinking in general. It contains a constant stream of useful tips and strategies which can be adopted wholesale or picked carefully and adapted to your, and your class's, own style.The lesson model provides real scope for development in your own school, whilst maintaining its theme of children developing the capacity to understand the concept of checking their own progress. Whilst the book attempts to be light hearted and humorous, it addresses

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