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100 Ideas for Primary Teachers Developing Thinking Skills [New Edition] –

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers Developing Thinking Skills [New Edition]


In a rapidly changing world most teachers and educationalists agree that it is vital for children to develop the key thinking skills necessary to develop the flexibility, creativity and analytical ability to engage effectively with the challenges of the future. Steve Bowkett’s book will be an invaluable aid to the classroom practitioner as it contains a host of practical ideas for helping children to develop these key skills. It provides the teacher with refreshingly clear guidance on delivering the ideas in the classroom along with suggestions for extension work and plenty of practical tips. Each idea is given a clear objective making it ideal for dipping into although many teachers will I suspect be consulting it regularly for input to enhance and hone their pupil’s thinking skills. * Tony Hitchman, former Primary headteacher * A wealth of practical ideas to get children thinking regularly. An excellent resource with suggestions for quick warm ups as well as extension ideas; a book for every teacher who understands the importance of thinking skills and successful learning. * Sue Dixon, Founder of the ‘Thinking child’ * This book will enable teachers and trainee teachers to have an immediate and exciting resource that can be used in developing thinking skills of the children they teach. * Barbara Newson, Assistand Programme Leader, Sufolk and Norfolk Primary School Centred Initial Teacher Training *

About the Author

Steve Bowkett is a full-time writer and creative writing tutor. He taught English for 18 years in the UK. Steve was a member of an advisory group to the National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education.

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Thinking skills are the cornerstones of effective learning. When children are familiar with their ‘thinking toolkit’ they will engage more actively and confidently with the knowledge and information you teach them. In this brand new edition, author and education consultant Steve Bowkett offers 100 tried and tested activities and techniques to help children become more creative, analytical and flexible in their thinking. Whether you are an experienced teacher or you are just starting your teaching career, there are strategies in this book that you can apply across a wide age and ability range and areas of the primary curriculum. Dip in and use the activities as ‘mind warm-ups’ and lesson starters, or combine techniques to form the basis of whole topics and more extended programmes of study.

Additional information

Weight 0.141 kg
Dimensions 19 × 12.5 × 0.5 cm

Steve Bowkett








Bloomsbury Education


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