The end of a three year research and development project by Brin Best and Will Thomas has yielded this phenomenal teaching and learning resource. Based on a robust and holistic model for developing teaching and learning, this book is also packed with hundreds of tools, tips and strategies to enable your students to reach their potential. The book combines ready-made tools alongside strategies for encouraging thinking skills, problem-solving and inspirational approaches to learning. Over 200 useful quotes, a self evaluation tool and a CD ROM with printable versions of many of the tools in the book are included. This is a “must-have” on every upper primary and secondary teacher’s shelf.
Sarah is a highly experienced trainer and teacher. One of her many strengths is her breadth of research and development work in the UK and the United States.
With a degree in languages and drama, her career has led her in a number of interesting directions including inner city teaching and special educational needs work. This has been in primary and special education. Sarah has also taught in a progressive school, with an emphasis on experiential and creative learning.
This has led her into an inclusion project for disaffected young people, excluded from school. Sarah successfully motivated these young people and re-integrated many of them back into school. She has worked closely with Feltham Young Offender’s Unit in the past.
Sarah went on to study group dynamics and psychology.
She is now an independent consultant, working for organisations as varied as Lucent Technologies, The Schoolhouse Education Project and The Imperial School of Medicine, ALITE and Vision for Learning Ltd.
Sarah’s training and coaching is rooted in sound learning theory and her years of practical experience in teaching and training. Her training style is inspirational, highly motivating and fun. She connects with her audience and leads them to new levels of thinking and performance.