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Book Cover Creating Extraordinary Teachers

Title: Creating Extra-Ordinary Teachers: Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom & Beyond
 Mike Fleetham & Dr. Branton Shearer
Publisher:  Continuum 2008
ISBN:  978-185539-390-5
Format: Paperback,  An unusual size (between A4 & A5), 130  Pages

"Their book is provocative, practical, and  disarmingly personal"
Professor Howard Gardner

This book is a practical guide to the creation of a personalised path to the development of leadership potential. It has five main aims:

  • To increase understanding of the skills utilised by highly effective teachers
  • To inspire readers to recognise and appreciate their own and others’ potential
  • To increase readers’ insight into their multiple intelligences (MI) strengths and the relationship of these to effective leadership
  • To guide readers in the creation of a realistic, personalised leadership development plan to maximize strengths and manage limitations
  • To help readers learn how to use their multiple intelligences to contribute something of value to their community in a leadership role.

The book includes self-assessment and interactive leadership development planning materials. Readers will be able to complete an online questionnaire and discover their MIDAS profile, which can be used for the activities in the book. Alternatively, there is a simple self-check included in the book which can be used for the activities. 

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Section 1: Extra-Ordinary Teaching and Leadership
Writing the story of your teaching and leadership life
What is extra-ordinary leadership?
Who will I become?
Who will we become?
Creating your unique leadership path

Section 2: The Gift of Multiple Intelligences
A rough guide to MI
The MIDAS profile
Your brief leadership profile
Create your MI Leadership folder
MI in Action 1: Stress organisation strategies
MI in Action 2: 8 heads are better than 1
MI in Action 3: Strategies to enhance your work
MI in Action 4: Inspired study strategies

Section 3: Tools and Techniques for Extra-Ordinary Leadership
The five keys to leadership
Unlocking potential - Something to RAVE about!
Leverage your achievement
The L.E.A.D. Plan
Your perfect career
Careers associated with the Multiple Intelligences

Section 4: Being Extra-Ordinary in the UK and US
UK vs US education
My long and winding road
US: Six extra-ordinary journeys
UK: Six extra-ordinary leaders

Resources and Further Reading


 “Branton Shearer, a psychologist with expertise in assessment, and Mike Fleetham, a master teacher and teacher educator, have combined their respective areas of expertise in teaching, leadership, and multiple intelligences. Their book is provocative, practical, and disarmingly personal.” Howard Gardner, Harvard University, USA

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Book Cover How to Create a Thinking Classroom

Title: How to Create and Develop a Thinking Classroom
Author: Mike Fleetham
Publisher: LDA 2003
ISBN: 978-1855033788
Format: Paperback,  A4 Size, 54  Pages

"Practical ideas.... a boon for the busy teacher."
Professor Robert Fisher

Many books have been written introducing classroom approaches such as 'brain-based teaching', 'individual learning styles', 'multiple intelligences', 'thinking skills', 'brain-friendly classrooms', 'accelerated learning' and 'VAK'. How to Create and Develop a Thinking Classroom will show you how to integrate the best of these "new" teaching methods with the finest traditional classroom practice. As schools begin to encounter more curriculum freedoms, the concept of a Thinking Classroom is right on the mark when it comes to creating the learning that your pupils need and deserve.

This book will help you to:

  • Understand why  thinking skills is relevant to future success
  • Learn about the principles and practices of a Thinking Classroom
  • Establish your own Thinking Classroom
  • Develop your Thinking Classroom by working, learning and thinking in different ways

From the forward by Dr Branton Shearer:

"As our new century unfolds we are witnessing many wonderful opportunities in the face of some difficult challenges. The rise of the individual and globalisation are the most prominent issues. More than ever before we now have the chance to know who we are and to understand our place in a shrinking world. But the speed of change is frightening. What skills and knowledge must we develop to keep up? How can we adapt and thrive when there is so much to learn? How do we survive as the world transforms before our very eyes?

One answer to these questions is simple. We must think. We must engage with what's going on around us. We must evaluate it; create it; then take control. That way we are in flow with the changing world rather that being its spectators.

In this short and practical book you will find the seeds of thought which you can plant in the minds of those you teach. As our curricula shift away from prescription and testing, and thankfully on to creativity and respect for different ways of learning, we need signposts along the way. You will find them here. Use them to help transform your learners into thinkers who create, challenge, evaluate and make decisions; people who will succeed in the twenty-first century because you have given them the tools of thinking that they need."

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"Practical classroom ideas...a boon for the busy teacher."   Prof. Robert Fisher writing in the TES

."..many of the ideas outlined are likely to be particularly beneficial to learners experiencing difficulties"  SENCO Update

"Here is the book to help teachers understand more what it's about (MI and Thinking Skills)"  CPD Update

"Your book is both inspiring and user friendly...easy to read, relevant with that subtle ingredient of wit. It's a great resource - just the right amount for the busy teacher. Book arrived at 9am this morning. Put it down at 2pm, much to my family's disgust! Brilliant! Can't wait to try some of the ideas out in the review