Who’s the best teacher?

Two recurring themes, amongst others on my blog, are ways of encouraging a love of literacy and of questioning in young children.

If you read my post Going on a treasure hunt! you will know that I greatly admire the work of Michael Rosen and its contribution to literacy development. You may have followed the links and checked out the riches in store on his website.

My post Child’s play – the science of asking questions introduces my thoughts about ensuring that children’s inborn curiosity is maintained through the encouragement of their questions.

You can imagine my delight, then, when I read a review of new book by Michael Rosen. (Thank you, Anne Goodwin, for alerting me to it.) The review, posted by Sabine Durrant in The Guardian on 6 September 2014, discusses Rosen’s new book How to be Your Child’s (and Your Own) Best Teacher. I confess that I have not read the book but I am very excited to see that it is now available as an audiobook, so it is next on my listening list. So much about the book appeals to me.

Rather than review the review I will simply leave with you the links to the review:

Michael Rosen: Why curiosity is the key to life

and Michael’s website.

I’m sure you will find much to enjoy.

Thanks for reading.

Thank you

10 thoughts on “Who’s the best teacher?

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    1. Norah Post author

      I have almost finished reading (listening to) it now and I can affirm its value. I think it should be a must read for all parents, carers and teachers. Rosen has written the book in clear simple language which makes the content accessible to all. It will be included with ‘Reading Magic’ by Mem Fox and a selection of picture books in my gift to welcome new little ones into the world. I’m sure you will enjoy the book very much. It will affirm, support and extend the work you do. 🙂


    1. Norah Post author

      Yes. It’s downloaded and ready. Can’t wait to get started. May not wait for work, may start on my journey home, which begins tomorrow. Thanks for bringing it to my notice.


  2. Bec

    Hi Nor, thanks for the link to the article about Michael Rosun – he is a very inspiring person and the author of the article did such a great job of capturing his big personality. I was hoping you were going to ask who the best teacher is from your readers’ experiences! I was looking forward to responding ‘you, of course’. I am also lucky to now have Geraldine as a neighbour, who was such a profoundly positive and creative high school teacher, and Bradd at uni who too is very inventive and fun.

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    1. Norah Post author

      I’m pleased you have had so many wonderful teachers in your life, and proud to be one if them. You and your brother are the two most important teachers for me. You taught me a lot of what I know about children and learning.


    1. Norah Post author

      Thanks Donna Marie. I am having a wonderful holiday, which explains the brevity of these last few posts. I should be back on track in a week or two. I have so much reading to catch up on! 🙂

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