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The Geography Teacher's Handbook by Brin Best

The Geography Teacher's Handbook

Part of the Continuum Education Handbooks Series


The Geography Teacher's Handbook by Brin Best

This handbook is rich with practical advice on engaging and inspiring learners, and teachers, in geography lessons. Containing everything a new or improving geography teacher could wish to know, this book provides step-by-step guidance on creating outstanding learning opportunities that prepare students for life, as well as for success in their examinations. Award-winning author and former head of geography Brin Best brings a wealth of experience and a unique blend of rigour and practicality to the subject, presenting fresh, exciting and creative ideas on how to get the most from your geography lessons. The book contains advice on everything from planning schemes of work and lessons, making the most of opportunities for learning outside the classroom and available ICT to cross-curricular links, thinking skills and examples of best practice. With reflective questions and activities, scores of lesson stimuli and a host of useful links, this book is an essential addition to every geography teacher's toolkit. Each title in the Handbooks series is a comprehensive guide to preparing to teach, teaching with confidence and making the most of assessment in secondary schools. Each handbook contains practical advice for teachers, from working with Teaching Assistants to guidance on continued professional development, as well as plenty of strategies for making lessons stimulating, cross-curricular and fun!


'The Geography Teacher's Handbook'
provides a great resource for both established and new geography teachers. The innovative approaches to learning and teaching that this book explores will inspire geography teachers to drive the geography curriculum forward

Richard Moss, geography teacher, Ullswater Community College, UK

'This handbook is a must for any geography teacher wanting to share their passion for the subject through creative, fun and inspiring lessons. Full of thought-provoking advice on everything from planning to evaluating lessons, it allows the teacher to reflect on their current practice and suggests strategies to use for delivering outstanding learning opportunities. Best's knowledge of his subject and accurate understanding of the importance geography has for our future generations is portrayed throughout. Any teacher reading this handbook will not fail to be inspired by the innovative ideas and suggestions which will bring stretch, challenge and achievement to every child in the geography classroom and beyond.'
Sian Dover, Achievement Coordinator, Nidderdale High School and Community College, UK

'The Geography Teacher's Handbook is a brilliant fusion of the very best in generic learning and teaching practice and bomb-proof and highly creative approaches that are uniquely tailored to the challenges of teaching geography today. This book is written by a highly experienced and innovative geography teacher who knows what works and how to inspire young geographers as well as those hard to reach children who we have to teach, and help them to see the joy in this subject. Practical, innovative and directly relevant to today's geography classroom. Once again Brin Best has his finger on the pulse of the circulatory system of teachers at grassroots level. He has measured the pace and the strength of the pulse and provides seemlingly endless practical strategies for enhancing learning and performance in this fascinating subject area. This book is brilliant.'
Will Thomas, education consultant, teacher and performance coach, UK

'Refreshing; covers all bases and written with clarity, here you will find a wealth of progressive and engaging teaching ideas that can easily be utilised in the classroom. An invaluable book and a must for any geography teacher.'
Chris Cassells, trainee geography teacher

About the Author

Brin Best is an education consultant, writer and trainer. He is the director of the training and consultancy company Innovation for Education Ltd.

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Book Info

Publication date

18th August 2011


Brin Best

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


192 pages


Teaching of a specific subject
Educational: Geography
Secondary schools



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