The Cult of Variety: Where Phil Beadle Goes Wrong

Joe Kirby

  Fun games and generic activities are lauded as great teaching and learning

Have you ever read an education book that, in hindsight, you wish you hadn’t?

Before I started teaching, I read some books that led me up the garden path and into what I now see as a wrong-headed way of thinking about lesson planning.

‘A MUST-Have’: The Bible of Engaging Activities


How To Teach has 32 out of 36 5* reviews, a T.E.S. recommendation and a lot of love on Amazon:

  • Finally a teaching book that cuts the crap
  • the ulitmate bible for teachers
  • A MUST have book for any educationalist!
  • Like a romp in the hay with a lothario
  • Where were you when I was training?
  • If you’re a teacher and you only buy one book this Christmas, buy this!

It also has a lot of high-profile expert endorsement:

  • Geoff Barton: “deeply wise: tells…

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