This book is written in the belief that many teachers feel overworked and under stress, and it attempts to address both issues. What may seem remarkable is that it is possible to reduce both workload and stress and do a better job. This is achievable because:
● as teachers, we frequently do a lot of unnecessary work.
● students can take on responsibility for much of that work.
● it is in the students’ own interest to do so.
● action at the right moment can save effort and time later on.
The MINIMAX approach aims to increase efficiency by reducing teacher input in the interests of both teacher and student, in such a way that the students learn more effectively by being more involved in their learning. In the extreme, it implies getting the maximum from the minimum.