Of Teaching, Learning and Sherbet Lemons
A compendium of careful advice for teachers
Education is like a sherbet lemon: we need the structures and systems – the hard exterior – but we can easily lose sight of the magic that is at the heart of this; the teaching and learning – the fizz in the centre. Nina Jackson’s mission in Of Teaching, Learning and Sherbet Lemons is to put the fizz back into classrooms by solving some of the toughest dilemmas facing teachers. You know the child in the class who never asks that burning question because they worry it might make them look silly, even if everyone else is thinking the same thing? Sometimes teachers can be like that child. And they don’t know where to turn to get the answers. That is where Nina comes in. The teachers’ questions in Of Teaching, Learning and Sherbet Lemons have been anonymised, but Nina’s answers will resonate with teachers everywhere, offering support and practical advice.
Topics covered include:
- learner engagement and motivation
- group work
- spoon feeding
- ADD and ADHD
- self harm
- pushy parents
- music in the classroom
- the transition from primary to secondary school
- action research
- school councils
- and INSET days.
Suitable for all teachers – from NQTs to experienced teacher – across all subject-specialisms and phases; from primary to higher education.