Teacher Geek: Because Life's Too Short for Worksheets

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Teacher Geek shows you how to turn your passion as an educator into real results in your classroom. It's all about making the most of the resources you have at your disposal, and shaking up your thinking about what will inspire, engage and motivate learners. Teaching is a juggling act: making learning accessible as well as challenging for every child requires you to be adaptable, flexible and willing to take risks. It is not enough to hand out the same worksheets every year! So, you have nothing to lose by trying a few new ideas out in your classroom.
In Teacher Geek, Rachel Jones shows you how to use things that you already have, or resources that already exist, and do something new with them. Put a new spin on things. Think differently. Discover a new perspective on your teaching. Rachel suggests you: Pursue new activities in your classroom.
Seek out opportunities to work with others.
Say yes as often as possible to opportunities.
Use technology where appropriate.
Be yourself. Share some of yourself with your class.
Know your learners and plan with them at the center of everything.
Teacher Geek will show ways to blend analogue and digital teaching alongside ideas to engage and inspire teachers and learners. Geekery is all about celebrating a real love of teaching and learning, with a slight leaning towards embedding the use of ICT in lessons. So, edu-geeks unite; make lessons better and make the geek chic!

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Rachel Jones is a Google Certified Teacher interested in creativity and innovation in the classroom. She thrives on trying new things and engaging and empowering students. Her blog was a finalist in the 2013 EduBlog awards and was recommended by The Guardian as a must-read for 2014. Rachel is a regular blogger for The Huffington Post and a lively contributor on Twitter @rlj1981. She also curated Don't Change the Light Bulbs; a must-read anthology of mantras, lists, aphorisms, advice and activities from some of the UK's most switched-on educators.

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"A thoroughly enjoyable read that prompts any teacher to trust themselves and challenge their students...Practical, informative, enjoyable. What's not to like?" --Daniel Edwards, director of digital learning, Stephen Perse Foundation

"reading Rachel's book reminded me of the fun of being a student and of the fun that I can have as a teacher. Within a short space of time, my copy will be dog eared and sticky-noted with lots of marginal notes describing the things that have worked for me and the things I want to try next." --Dr. James W. Anderson, associate dean, University of Southampton

"Rachel's advice is to be brave, take risks and tweak and adapt resources (including our environment, images, sound and music) creatively so that they serve as a 'hook for learning'. By being flexible and imaginative, we can put a new spin on things, think differently and adopt a new perspective, while still being ourselves." --Jill Berry, education consultant, former head teacher

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