Oops!: Helping Children Learn Accidentally by Hywel Roberts
The book also shines a spotlight on the role of the teacher and how he or she can do the right things to get the absolute best from students. Some of the best learning takes place when, rather than imposing on young people a pre-determined curriculum, you find the stimulus that is relevant and engaging for them and build from there. Then the curriculum starts to emerge in a way that simply hooks students into learning almost despite themselves. There is nothing for them to push against ('What's the point?!' 'This is boring..!') as they have helped shape the direction of the lesson in a way that makes it real and useful to them. All this without them even realising what is going on! They have been 'lured into learning' and the process is shared with teachers in this book, with examples as to how it can be done and how the author has done it. Reading this book will support teachers in developing ideas that motivate everybody in the classroom, from infants to secondary and beyond. Whether you're new to teaching or have vast experience you will find in this book inspiration to raise achievement, improve behaviour and enhance creativity in the classroom and you will change the way you approach lesson planning forever.This is about engaging learners in great learning so well they barely know they are learning. Its about finding a joy in the process of learning, enhanced by those spontaneous, serendipitous events that help you remember just why you came into the teaching profession in the first place. This is an excellent teaching resource to support the Montessori Method. Hywel Roberts is a creative educator with sixteen years experience in the classroom teaching drama and English in schools. He is a consultant and speaker specializing in Drama for Learning, Mantle of the Expert, Lures into Learning, and engagement across all phases.