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Stories for ages 7-14, develop thinking, discussion and literacy skills.
'I have trialled them extensively in the classroom ... results have been extremely successful' (teacher).
'Stories for Thinking are great! They are very thought provoking' (child). For sample pages from this book click here
Poems for Thinking (1997) Nash Pollock
Poems for ages 7-14 to stimulate thinking, discussion and literacy.
'I look at poetry with my children differently now. I expect more from them.' (teacher)
'I didn't think I liked poetry until we had a Poems for Thinking lesson.' (child, aged 10)
Games for Thinking (1997) Nash Pollock
Over 100 thinking games and activities for ages 7 to adult.
'A wonderful resource for any classroom or home' (teacher).
'Full of good games' (parent).
First Stories for Thinking (1999) Nash Pollock
Thirty stories for ages 4-8, with discussion plans and activities.
'It's wonderful to see such young children responding to stories in new ways.' (teacher)
For sample pages from this book click here
First Poems for Thinking (2000) Nash Pollock
Thirty poems for ages 4-8, with discussion plans.
'This book helps me get them thinking as well as just enjoying poetry.' (teacher)
Values for thinking (2001) Nash Pollock
'An excellent resource for stimulating moral discussion in primary classes.' (teacher)
'Teachers of lower secondary pupils will find this book useful across the curriculum.' (teacher)
Head Start: How to Develop Your Child’s Mind (1999) Souvenir
How to develop a child's many intelligences.
‘Offers much of value to teachers and parents' (TES review)
'It makes you look at your child in a new way' (parent).
Teaching Thinking: Philosophical Enquiry in the Classroom (2nd ed) (2003) Continuum
Shows how to engage children in philosophical discussion.
‘The best introduction to philosophy for children’ (teacher)
'Full of useful examples and practical ideas for doing philosophy with children' (teacher)
Teaching Children to Think (2nd ed) (2005) Nelson Thornes
A classic introduction to teaching thinking.
'Highly recommended ... it is an inspiring book.' (teacher)
'Full of rich ideas' (Open University tutor)
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Teaching Children to Learn (2nd ed) (2005) Nelson Thornes
Presents powerful teaching strategies for active learning.
'A really practical book' (teacher)
'Full of thoughtful guidelines' (lecturer)
Unlocking Literacy: A Guide for Teachers (2nd ed) (2005) David Fulton
A guide for teachers on creative ideas for teaching literacy 5-14 years with contributions from a range of expert educators .
'A practical and informed guide' (teacher)
'Covers all aspects of literacy really well' (student teacher).
A guide to developing children's capacity for creativity across the curriculum with contributions from a range of expert educators.
Poetry anthologies for children (Faber)
For a selection of poems for children by Robert Fisher click here
Robert Fisher’s books have been translated into many languages. For a list of translations click here.
For a list of Robert Fisher's books, papers and articles click on Publications