The Creative Teacher’s Compendium offers teachers an exciting and varied collection of creative ideas and techniques for the classroom. You will find low-preparation, practical ideas in an easily-referenced A-Z format.
Creativity is a hugely exciting concept in teaching today — and vital for both teachers and learners. This book therefore aims to empower you to experiment in your day-to-day practice. It will help you develop your own repertoire of creative ideas, and help you grow as an ELT professional. For your learners, this means richer lessons, increased motivation, and the confidence to rise to learning challenges.
The Creative Teacher’s Compendium contains an alphabetical list of chapters with topics related to creative language teaching. These topics include Art, Beginnings, Conversations, Dictation, Emotions, Film — and so on. Each chapter begins with a relevant quote for the topic, then a short discussion of why this area is important for creative language teaching. This discussion provides a clear rationale and directs teachers to relevant research in the area. Each chapter then includes a series of creative activities, which can be used as they are or easily adapted to suit teachers’ and learners’ needs. The creative activities are always clearly linked to suggested language points, and sample materials show how these can be exploited. The chapters end with ideas for reflective teacher development and tasks which can be used for workshops.
Whatever context you teach in, The Creative Teacher’s Compendium will equip you with the tools, inspiration and encouragement to explore the increasingly vital role of creativity in the 21st century classroom.
“The book is user friendly as the authors indicate the timing and the level; the procedure is straightforward to follow. This is a very hands-on dip-in resource book; the authors spare you long introductions about creativity. Just 18 pages! Instead there is a feast of creativity for you to enjoy.” – Hanna Kryszewska, Humanising Language Teaching, February 2021
“When I first opened this book, I realised it is the type of activity book that I treasure, one with a wide range of activities that could be used in a variety of teaching contexts… This book is wholly recommendable, and it deserves to be on the shelf of every language teacher.” – This review by Hall Houston was featured in the IATEFL Voices publication (Issue 282, 2021). Find out more about becoming a member of IATEFL here.