365 Things To Make You Go Hmmm...provides an opportunity a day to develop skills like creative thinking, a sense of wonder, logic and decision-making. It offers teachers ways to provoke thought and start discussion - something schemes of work don't always allow time for. As the curriculum becomes increasingly content-heavy, it is important for teachers to make the time to develop thinking skills where they can. The Hmmms are in turn philosophical, challenging, metacognitive, provocative, irreverent and brain-stretching. They can be used to take a class on a 'controlled tangent' to revel in the joys ofquestioning, as a five minute activity, or as the starting point for a whole lesson. Complete with a Hmmm-dex to guide teachers to specific topics such as literacy and numeracy skills, there is a Hmmm for every lesson and for all age groups, from primary to secondary.
Sparky Teaching was launched to help teachers create classrooms where ordinary things are thought about in less than ordinary ways. With a background in primary teaching and speech and language therapy, their goal is to ignite creative thought in teachers and pupils by providing unique teaching resources. www.sparkyteaching.com