The Minimax Teacher

Minimise teacher input and maximise student output

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Key features

The Minimax Teacher, part of the Professional Perspectives series, shows teachers how to increase learning efficiency through both a general approach to good learning management and a wealth of ready-to-use activities.

The Minimax Teacher focuses on increasing learning efficiency by:

  • reducing teacher input
  • encouraging greater student involvement
  • freeing teachers to focus on key areas such as monitoring and feedback


If you are interested in a book that will not only serve as an activity bank but also aid your professional development, The Minimax Teacher is a good two-in-one combination.

Julia Baurain

Teacher's Edition (Vietnam), March 2003 PDF

Component ISBNs

Book 978-0-953309-89-4

2 responses to The Minimax Teacher

  1. [...] brilliant idea below is not mine (which is why I can call it brilliant); I found it in The Minimax Teacher by Jon Taylor (DELTA publishing, 2001). I can’t recommend this book highly enough, by the [...]

  2. [...] activity of this sort that I do like, however, is Genre Circle Writing, which I originally found in The Minimax Teacher. This works beautifully with more advanced learners who have been learning about the features of [...]

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