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Out Now! How To Come Up With Great Ideas and Actually Make The Happen⤴

from @ Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Education

How To Come Up With Great Ideas iTunes

Finally! How To Come Up With Great Ideas And Actually Make Them Happen is out, in iBooks, at least. You can buy a copy now in your local store, and get your own ideas to fruition quicker and better, with your community in mind:





The book is available in every iTunes store globally. The beautiful, full-colour paperback is currently in printing in England, and will be heading out to pre-orders from September 9th, and available for general sale shortly thereafter (http://notosh.myshopify.com/products/how-to-come-up-with-great-ideas).

Thank you to all those who pre-ordered and waited patiently for it. I'm delighted that my first book is finally out there in people's hands, and cannot wait to hear back from readers on how they develop their innovative ideas.

Here's the blurb for those of you who've not yet dived in:

How can students, teachers and school leaders in the education world innovate, share and build on new ideas, taking them out of individual classrooms to have a wider impact? What could schools ever learn from luxury fashion houses, political campaigners, global tech, media and telecommunications companies, and the world's biggest businesses of tomorrow, the startups? 

You can achieve ambitious visions for learning through swift innovation by borrowing from the people who invent, create much from little, and refine their ideas with a swiftness few of those large corporations, Government or schools have seen.

Learn more through practical steps, workshop activities for your own teams in your learning environment, and plenty of real success stories, to help kick-start the innovation for you.

How To Come Up With Great Ideas And Actually Make Them Happen can be purchased on the iTunes store as an iBook, and in paperback on http://www.notosh.com/books

Creative Teaching and Applied Imagination by @TeacherToolkit⤴


The online blogosphere provides teachers with the opportunity to reflect online and use one another to bounce-back dialogue. This reciprocal-feedback is an integral component that defines us as teachers within the profession. I would never have thought such an opportunity existed when I first started out in the classroom in 1993! In this blog, I … Continue reading

#TakeAwayHmk is #UnHomework⤴


Over the past two years, I have been aiming to improve delivery of homework in my own classroom. In this post, I have provided a much-needed context for my readers, regarding #TakeAwayHmk. Here, I have collected a range of evidence from teachers up and down the UK; and from a sample of subjects. At the … Continue reading

Educational #HighsAndLows of 2013 by @TeacherToolkit⤴


Over a year ago, I posted my highlights from 2012 and hopes for 2013. Here, I provide for the reader with an overview of my own educational highs and lows over the past 12 months. Highs of 2013: With over 145 online articles on my own website; and with countless tweets and photographs shared to … Continue reading »

More and more evidence, honesty and impact…⤴


More and more reviews from teachers who have purchased 100 Ideas: Outstanding Lessons. I promise this to be the last thing I write about the darn book and understand, yet another blogpost, may cause angst. This is not my intention dear reader. This post is simply to fuel those who are undecided on purchasing 100 … Continue reading »

#100Ideas: Outstanding Lessons⤴


My first book has now been published. Writing all 35,000+ words has been very hard work, as well as a full-time job; but a feat I would highly recommend to all those passionate about writing and blogging. At times, I felt as though I was cracking up! You can read about my journey here … … Continue reading »

100 Ideas: My book journey by @TeacherToolkit⤴


100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Lessons brings together over 20 years’ experience of classroom teaching and aims to equip all secondary teachers with a toolkit of approaches that can easily be deep-rooted to the back of your brain; clumsily glued to the back of your teacher-planner, or fixed proudly to your classroom wall! Where … Continue reading »

How to be an Outstanding Teacher⤴

from @ The Highland Headmaster

Book Review
How to be an Outstanding Teacher
David Dunn (Continuum Press 2011)

I'm in the process of returning to work after a virus poleaxed me, and I have to confess that it's daunting. Can I remember how to 'do' it? I turned to this book to help remind me about the core principles and values. It didn't disappoint.
Its chapters summarise the central issues: relationships, planning, personalised learning, AiFL, management, differentiation, questioning, community cohesion, starters, pleneries, homework, classroom support and self evaluation and CPD. Designed to show the standards Ofsted would consider 'oustanding', it is as applicable here in Scotland as anywhere. Well worth the price.
Word of advice, to self as to anyone else, try to change one thing at a time!