No teacher intends to teach creativity out of their pupils; no teacher seeks to rid children of their imagination. But the constant need to demonstrate academic progress has created a learning environment non-conducive to creative thinking and creative behaviour. By focusing on key features of the learning environment, this book will help teachers to preserve children's innate creative capacities at the same time as maintaining academic standards in the classroom; it's not either/or, it's and. Practical ideas and activities are offered throughout, as well as references to the Government's Teachers' Standards. Teaching for Creativity is the second book in the Invisible INK series, in partnership with INK Education, that aims to shed light on the 'Invisible Curriculum' and the secret ingredients that really unlock a child's learning potential. Andrew Hammond is an educational consultant, trainer, conference speaker, former headteacher and author of more than 30 educational titles for major publishers.
After some years in the legal profession, Andrew re-trained as a teacher and has been a Headmaster, Deputy Headmaster, Director of Studies, Housemaster and Head of English and Drama. He holds a BA (Hons) QTS from Bath and an MA in Creativity in Education from Kings College London. A prolific educational author, Andrew has written over thirty titles for several major publishers including Hodder, Harcourt, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Sage, Rising Stars and Galore Park Publishing. He has contributed articles to the Times Educational Supplement and other educational periodicals. Andrew is Lead Author of the Independent Curriculum (IC Programmes for Learning), a new curriculum launched in schools in September 2011, and published by Galore Park Publishing. Andrew has worked as an English Coordinator for the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) and as an English Common Entrance Setter for the Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB). In addition to his teaching, Andrew is an educational consultant and motivational speaker, delivering INSET courses across the country and speaking regularly at conferences on creativity and independent thinking. See Educational Training and Authoring pages for Andrew's training and writing credits to date. Andrew is the founder of www.mymotivators.co.uk