Combining sage insights from the disparate likes of Confucius, Bruce Lee and Phil Collins with his own experience as an international IT trainer; Christopher Bramley has compiled a deceptively concise and readable guide to effective teaching. Full of useful tips and sensible information, ‘Involve Me’ asserts virtually any subject can be made interesting and engaging. What you need is flexibility, creativity, humour, a good, honest relationship with students – and a few tricks up your sleeve. These include “mental parsley” in the form of regular off-topic breaks to “cleanse the mental palate”. “Elbow Room” allowing time for the unexpected and unplanned. “Deep Ending” to challenge … Read more
Very interesting and informative
I found the concepts very interesting and i will definitely use some of them in future sessions.
The book is very well written and I would recommend to anyone who needs to do any sort of training. Although written around IT training the ideas and concepts will apply to anything.
– Kevin Dobbyn, IT professional
Good techniques, well explained
…Mr Bramley has an engaging way of presenting ideas which can be effectively implemented in a variety of different work environments; not just the IT world, although that is clearly his raison d’être. I have certainly found a couple of ideas practical, while teaching business English to Mitsubishi employees in Japan… well recommended. I hope the author can produce more work along this line.– Ben Stevens, Author
Available soon - Second Edition, expanded & updated
This book gives tips and techniques for engaging students and gaining their interest. Relationships, student investment, structure, delivery, flexibility and focus are all critical to helping students understand quickly and easily – and remember what they have learned. It looks at why teaching is the best way to learn, why being informal works better, why presentation is key, why a curriculum should not be rigid… and much more.
Involve Me also takes a deeper look at why these techniques get results, and gives examples taken from real world training that can be applied to any teaching situation effectively – with students from many different cultures and countries.