This book is for teachers and developers of teaching methods. It comprises field tested and precisely formulated principles, which enable vast improvement in effectiveness of teaching. In particular, the principles for managing the class room: maintaining discipline and students attention; structuring of non-traditional lesson formats and mutual aid among students; ensuring and efficient and effective tests of knowledge… Didactic principles: instilling interest for lectures, maintain interest for study material, teach effective speech… The book also sites principles for organization of teacher’s activity.
This book is in 18th printing.
Anatoly Guin Smart Tales from Brainy the Cat
The book is published in Russia, USA, France, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Poland, Czech Republic
This book-gift, for children of primary school age, is richly illustrated. In the book, there is a collection of the real inventive tasks. Of course, fabulous, for young children. It contains 36 entertaining problems. At the center of each of them – fabulous hero, who must find a way out of a certain predicament, young reader is seeking a way out along with a hero by using the available tips and comments. Working with the book will help your child to develop the ability to focus, the ability to see the hidden information, the ability to highlight the main points and will free his imagination. You will be able to develop creative thinking of children in a favorable psychological atmosphere.
This book will help you to diversify children’s celebration event – say, a birthday party. Children
enthusiastically solve puzzles in a team environment. Offer to children the type of game “What? Where? When “. Place task names into envelopes, and select envelopes with the throw of dice.
If you are an elementary school teacher you don’t have to wait for a special occasion. In your hands you have a resource for vivid, memorable lessons.
And if the child already knows the answer from a book or a cartoon? Well, splendid. First of all, help him to notice that the problem may hide in the familiar tales. And secondly, let him try to find another way out of every fabulous situation. In fact, the children often come up with solutions which are more interesting than those offered a particular fairy tale.
Anatoly Guin, A. Serebryannikov.
Play scripts for elementary schools, based on fairy tales.
There are 10 play scripts in this guide which may be performed by children under teacher’ guidance. Each script is based on an interesting creative challenge from the book “Smart Tales from Brainy the Cat” In the course of performances children become “consultants” for the heroes of fairy tales, suggesting possible solutions to them, helping to get out of the difficult situations. There are several possible solutions for each task. The more tips children give to heroes and, therefore, the more solutions they come up with, the more exciting the play gets. A discussion on which solutions are better and why may be made a part of the play.
The interactive plays could take place outside of the class room. They may become a part of extracurricular programs for the development of creative thinking skills.
Anatoly Guin, Alexander Kavtrev. How to conduct a Creativity-Bowl: (a guide for learning institutions). Published in Russia and Malaysia.
“Creativity-Bowl” is an energetic and captivating contest. Creative tasks, inventive or research, are offered in the process of this contest. The participants may face the problems, solutions for which may require knowledge of physics, biology, technology, as well as common sense.
Experience suggests that every age group, elementary school students to mature adults, may get excited about Creativity-Bowls. Especially exciting are Creative-Bowls, pitching students against teachers.
A study book “The world around us”
Anatoly Guin, Irina Andrjeevskaya, Sergey Faer
A four-book series (1-4 grades) on the World Around Us lay down the foundation for principally new educational system: from a teachers monologue to a teacher/student dialog; from reproductive instructions to creative teaching; from focusing on accumulation of knowledge to development of thinking skills.
A guide on methodology for teaching elementary school students on the topic of “An Open World”.
“The1st grade – The World of Riddles; 2nd grade – The World of People; 3rd grade – The world of Fantasy; 4th grade – The World of Logic.
Each guide provides lesson-by-lesson instructions on lesson’s structure, recommendations for each phase of a lesson, examples of teacher/student dialogs, analysis of potential stumbling points and methods for overcoming those.
Svetlana Guin. The World of Riddles.
“The World of Riddles” familiarizes children with the world around them through solving and composing riddles. As they travel trough a mysterious country, the first graders learn about the features of various things, become familiar with the range of organs of senses, acquire skills of systemic and dialectic thought process, and become familiar with notions of TRIZ.
Svetlana Guin. The World of People.
The purpose of this course is a systemic study of a person from various points of view: biological, anatomical, psychological, and social. The course is structured as a series of teacher/students dialogs, which enables highly interactive environment. In the end, a 7-8 year old child becomes a subject of study.
Svetlana Guin. The World of Fantasy.
This course teaches children the skills of creative thinking and guided imagination. This course is based on TRIZ methods of development of creative imagination.
This course teaches the skills of basic thought activities such as: to compare, to classify, to define, to deduce, to pick a pattern, to reason and so forth.
Svetlana Guin. How to teach TRIZ in a Kindergarten.
This guide provides a methodology for systemic teaching of basic TRIZ concepts. It helps a teacher in development of speech proficiency, flexibility of thought process, quest for new knowledge.
Anatoly Guin, Irina Andrjeevskaya,
150 creative problems about the things around us. Published in Russia and Malaysia.
This book is for inquisitive upper grade students and adults.
The problems are offered in a captivating fashion; each problem is accompanied by additional useful information. It also contains hints for teachers on how to liven up a lesson, make more interesting. The book’s data domain covers: biology, ecology, and agriculture.
Collection of books “The Library World 2.0”. Published in Russia and South Korea.
· To explain unexplainable (Anatoly Guin, Alexander Kavtrev)
· The predators attack (Anatoly Guin, Irina Andrjeevskaya)
· How not to become a prey (Anatoly Guin, Irina Andrjeevskaya)
“The Library World 2.0” is a collection of unconventional books. It is unique, there is nothing like this exists in the world.
No field of human activity is free of problems: technology, science, day-to-day activities, art, interactions between people…
These books contain a collection of such problems; problems in everyday life – creative, non-standard problems. Solving these problems teaches the critical thought process, while providing a wealth of positive emotions. These problems may be solved in a classroom, in family or social setting.
Anatoly Guin, et all
The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (a study guide for certification on Level I of MATRIZ certification system). Published in Russia, USA, Japan, China, Malaysia, Estonia.
This book is the first of its kind as a beginner’s study guide for learning TRIZ. It fully complies with the requirements of the International TRIZ Association, MATRIZ, certification system.
It is written in a plain language and the material is supported by a plethora of examples and quizzes for independent study. This book is recommended by MATRIZ.
Anatoly Guin, Mark Barkan. Open Problems as a Tool for Developing Creative Thinking Skills. Published in Russia, Available in English by the end of September 2014.
In authors’ opinion, this is the first book on TRIZ-pedagogy.
This book is about a different – non-traditional, approach to education. It persuades us to pay attention to changes in the content of education, the change in emphasis from teaching facts to the development of creative thinking skills. At the same time, it gives us a clear understanding of this approach – teaching through utilization of Open Problems. The book may serve as an excellent starting point for all educators interested in the development of creative thinking of children. I believe that it helps to change the mindset of grade school teachers and college professors, making them more creative in the process. This book may also be useful for administrators of teaching institutions, who care about the current state of education.
Professor H. Lee Martin, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.