5 out of 5 stars

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

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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.