As a hugely popular speaker and author, he now helps individuals and companies to embrace change. This book is his powerful personal reflection on change, full of wisdom and practical insights.
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They summarized the chapters giving the short but sweet advices that you could apply to your life. This is a particularly great, easy read for anyone involved or interested in working within education. I am generally a little dubious of 'self help' books, and this one is definitely marketed as one.
However, it is highly recommended by the great educationalist Sir Ken Robinson and so I was curious to see whether it could illuminate anything before I embark within the world of education. Richard Gerver uses his own experiences as constant examples of how to embrace life changes which could be s This is a particularly great, easy read for anyone involved or interested in working within education.
Richard Gerver uses his own experiences as constant examples of how to embrace life changes which could be seen as quite irritating at times, especially as he has come from a privileged background. However, this book is a wonderful example of how privilege does not have to equal self-righteousness.
Gerver has a very open and healthy state of mind which makes reading this book a pleasure. The most interesting thing he sheds light on is how we are all born natural learners, with an instinctive curiosity.
It is only as we grow older that we often become more complacent and lazy and find it harder to admit that there are things we don't know and therefore find it harder to learn. There is undoubtedly much more academic books on this subject so it is nice to read it in this much more simple, self-help format. Enjoyed lots of this book.
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Some interesting pointers. He talks a lot about his own life experiences, not just a straightforward self help book. Jul 14, Loy Machedo rated it really liked it. And it was this very reason I decided to pickup Richard Gerver's 'Change'. About the Author: Richard Gerver is one of the world's foremost thinkers on education, leadership and change.
In , he was judged the best head teacher in the UK, after turning a failing school into a global innovation success story. In her presentation to the Scholastic Early Childhood Summit, renowned early childhood educator Lilian Katz spoke about the need to change the teaching emphasis from an "industrial model" of outcomes based on the standards to "standards of experiences" that all children should have.
She went on to say that these standards of experiences need to focus on engaging children in investigating worthwhile topics that provide experiences that are intellectually challenging, that give children a sense of belonging and relationship, and that ultimately encourage children to have confidence in their own intellect. If we "rephrase the goals of education," we can help children learn how to lead a satisfying life. So how do we take on this task? We look first to ourselves as teachers and then to our environment to be sure that we create a classroom climate that encourages investigation and collaboration.
We foster a love of learning not so much by the special materials or activities, but through a responsive, inquisitive attitude. When we provide plenty of time for open-ended, constructive play every day, we create opportunities for children to explore the joy of learning. At the same time, we can extend children's learning experiences by engaging children in meaningful conversations about their activities.
Teach. Learn. Lead. Repeat.
With great open-ended questions and discussions, we can invite children to develop their own ideas and construct their own learning by expanding, clarifying, and developing their thinking. It's important to note that it is not just children's engagement in activities that is important. It is our skillful and conscious interactions with children that constructs knowledge and builds a love of learning.
You are the important ingredient in teaching a child to love learning. In fact, you are the cornerstone of the classroom environment. No matter if you are in a tiny basement classroom or a huge sunny space, it is your interactions with children that turn any place into a loving, learning lab. As you well know, there are times to observe children, times to encourage them, times to interact with them, and times to model learning. Like the pure act of discovery, your role is always changing. As observer, you listen and watch. The perceptive teacher is aware of children's interactions with one another and with materials.
She uses this information to incorporate children's interests into the daily program. By respecting children's processes, the teacher fosters a sense of independence in children that builds confidence and skills. As a supporter, you encourage and accept The compassionate teacher inspires a classroom tone that welcomes children's original ideas, accepts all contributions equally, and at the same time is sensitive to individual abilities.
In this safe and secure atmosphere, children can feel free to express their ideas without fear of being wrong, or of not being taken seriously. The teacher uses praise to build on children's strengths and abilities so that all children see themselves as successful learners. As a facilitator, you inspire and assist.
The aware teacher knows when to ask an open-ended question or add a new material to inspire children to move to higher levels of thinking and problem solving. The teacher invites children to think creatively, fluently, and critically with question starters such as: "How many ways can you? As a model, you demonstrate and surprise. The inspired teacher registers delightful surprise in learning from the simplest events and the smallest mistakes.
The excitement a teacher shows when she finds a beautiful bug on the playground, or discovers how to balance a block, demonstrates the joy of discovering and learning. In addition, a willingness to show children that a teacher can make mistakes-then can ask the class for help in solving the resulting problem-can make children feel helpful and important. At the same time, they learn that making an error is not a "bad thing" and is an important part of the learning process.
Keep materials interesting, with clearly marked containers for children to return those materials at cleanup time. The way you arrange your setting has a strong effect on how strongly children fall in love with learning and life. If you strictly control how children use space and spend time, you limit their chances to make decisions and experiment with materials and ideas. But, at the same time, you want children to have a clear understanding of your expectations for using materials and space. To create this delicate balance, keep the following in mind:. You have to love to learn in order to be able to teach children how to love learning.
Perhaps the best place to start is by asking yourself:.
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How do you create a physical environment that encourages a love of learning?
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