This book is AMAZING. It brings me back to my first year of teaching. I got a job as a teacher quite early on in my last year of University. The feeling of receiving a call back saying congratulations we would like to offer you the job was the most amazing joy yet!
My very first training day was at a Spa hotel and it was filled with cute Easter Eggs on each table with a seating plan. This day allowed me to meet all of the staff old and new. The head teacher invited everyone to the training day from catering staff to the care taker. I thought it was such a good school ethos. Anyway… there in front of us was the man himself – Sir John Jones.
He filled the room with laughter, tears, motivation and the love and passion of being a teacher. His stories were amazing and I was honored to be given a signed copy of his book afterwards. He describes teaching as a magic weaving business, I particularly like his point of how children forget what teachers make them think but always remember how they have made them feel.
If you haven’t read his book yet I really recommend that you do! There are too many great parts, I could talk about it forever.
Here are a few of his videos / links below too!
In this video he describes how children being happy increase there engagement. Its all about the emotional experience.
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