Teaching and learning

  1. The researchED Guide to Leadership

    The researchED Guide to Leadership

    PUBLISHED APRIL 2020: ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY ON PUBLICATION

    researchED is an educator-led organisation with the goal of bridging the gap between research and practice. This accessible and punchy series, overseen by founder Tom Bennett, tackles the most important topics in education, with a range of experienced contributors exploring the latest evidence and research and how it can apply in a variety of classroom settings.

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    £12.00
  2. The researchED Guide to SEN

    The researchED Guide to SEN

    PUBLISHED APRIL 2020: ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY ON PUBLICATION

    researchED is an educator-led organisation with the goal of bridging the gap between research and practice. This accessible and punchy series, overseen by founder Tom Bennett, tackles the most important topics in education, with a range of experienced contributors exploring the latest evidence and research and how it can apply in a variety of classroom settings.

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    £12.00
  3. The researchED Guide to The Curriculum

    The researchED Guide to The Curriculum

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    PUBLISHED JANUARY 2020: ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY ON PUBLICATION

    researchED is an educator-led organisation with the goal of bridging the gap between research and practice. This accessible and punchy series, overseen by founder Tom Bennett, tackles the most important topics in education, with a range of experienced contributors exploring the latest evidence and research and how it can apply in a variety of classroom settings.

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    £12.00
  4. Reflect, Expect, Check, Explain: Sequences and behaviour to enable mathematical thinking in the classroom

    Reflect, Expect, Check, Explain: Sequences and behaviour to enable mathematical thinking in the classroom

    PUBLISHED FEB 28 2020: ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY ON PUBLICATION

    Craig Barton, maths teacher and best-selling author of 'How I wish I'd taught maths', offers an approach to help all our students think mathematically. It requires the careful sequencing of questions and examples, the role of the teacher, and the mathematical behaviour of our students. It has transformed his teaching.

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    £19.00
  5. A Quiet Education: Challenging the extrovert ideal in our schools

    A Quiet Education: Challenging the extrovert ideal in our schools

    'A Quiet Education' serves as an unashamed cheerleader for all that is quiet, challenging the myth that collaboration and noise should be at the heart of what happens in schools. Learn More
    £15.00
  6. A Compendium Of Mathematical Methods

    A Compendium Of Mathematical Methods

    A Compendium of Mathematical Methods brings together over one hundred different approaches from classrooms all over the world, giving curious mathematicians the opportunity to explore fascinating methods that they've never before encountered. Learn More
    £18.00
  7. Connect The Dots: The Collective Power of Relationships, Memory and Mindset in the Classroom

    Connect The Dots: The Collective Power of Relationships, Memory and Mindset in the Classroom

    Connect The Dots lays out the research worth knowing and applies that research to ready-to-use teaching tools for real classrooms. Including detailed guides to support leadership in creating personalised professional learning sessions to turnkey these concepts to school staff.

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    £16.00
  8. Building Belonging

    Building Belonging

    With a robust evidence base, Building Belonging provides all the tools you need to help you get unstuck when it comes to school improvement, offering a North Star by which you can navigate your ship in times of turbulence to prevent the risk of faltering on the rocks. Introducing the emotional wellbeing school improvement framework, this book is suitable for individual classroom practitioners, leaders and governors at all levels. It is a practical, comprehensive guide on moving from unconscious to conscious competence by creating a climate and culture that drives school improvement and improves outcomes, while still protecting the emotional wellbeing of children and staff in a way that’s proven to make a difference. Learn More
    £14.00
  9. The Learning Rainforest Fieldbook: 30 case studies from the UK and around the world

    The Learning Rainforest Fieldbook: 30 case studies from the UK and around the world

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    In this follow-up book to The Learning Rainforest, Tom Sherrington explores how these ideas take shape in the real world of education, referencing the journeys that a range of schools and colleges have been on in recent years.

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    £16.00
  10. Retrieval Practice

    Retrieval Practice

    PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2019

    Retrieval Practice: Research and Resources for every classroom is a very practical book written by a teacher in the classroom for teachers and leaders in schools. This book combines educational research with examples of how retrieval practice can work inside and outside of the classroom.

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    £10.00
  11. The researchED Guide to Literacy

    The researchED Guide to Literacy

    PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2019: ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY ON PUBLICATION

    researchED is an educator-led organisation with the goal of bridging the gap between research and practice. This accessible and punchy series, overseen by founder Tom Bennett, tackles the most important topics in education, with a range of experienced contributors exploring the latest evidence and research and how it can apply in a variety of classroom settings.

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    £12.00
  12. Why Teach?

    Why Teach?

    Including chapters such as ‘Why doesn’t my school’s behaviour system work?’; ‘Why are there so many spreadsheets in schools?’; ‘Why won’t my pupils work hard?’; and ‘Why is teaching making me so sick?’ Learn More
    £14.00
  13. What the Academy Taught Us: Improving schools from the bottom-up in a top-down transformation era

    What the Academy Taught Us: Improving schools from the bottom-up in a top-down transformation era

    What the Academy Taught Us offers today's educators a way forward. While largely viewing the difficult work of school improvement through the prism of a single school, it presents abundant recommendations about how schools everywhere can build effective and continuous improvement from the bottom up. Learn More
    £16.00
  14. The researchED Guide to Explicit and Direct Instruction

    The researchED Guide to Explicit and Direct Instruction

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    researchED is an educator-led organisation with the goal of bridging the gap between research and practice. This accessible and punchy series, overseen by founder Tom Bennett, tackles the most important topics in education, with a range of experienced contributors exploring the latest evidence and research and how it can apply in a variety of classroom settings.

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    £12.00
  15. Teaching for Mastery

    Teaching for Mastery

    In this book, Mark McCourt examines the history of a teaching for mastery approach, from its early beginnings to the modern day when cognitive scientists have been able to bring further evidence to the debate, demonstrating why a model that was first proposed in the 1910s has the incredible impact on both pupil attainment and attitudes to learning that it has had all around the world over many decades.

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  16. The researchED Guide to Education Myths

    The researchED Guide to Education Myths

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    researchED is an educator-led organisation with the goal of bridging the gap between research and practice. This accessible and punchy series, overseen by founder Tom Bennett, tackles the most important topics in education, with a range of experienced contributors exploring the latest evidence and research and how it can apply in a variety of classroom settings.

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  17. researchSEND In Ordinary Classrooms

    researchSEND In Ordinary Classrooms

    Michelle Haywood edits a collection of short essays spanning the latest SEND-related research and detailing how practice can be enhanced by that research. Each chapter ends with accessible bullet points on how the research can be integrated into the classroom. Learn More
    £15.00
  18. The Secondary Curriculum Leader's Handbook

    The Secondary Curriculum Leader's Handbook

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    At a time of renewed focus on the curriculum, Roy Blatchford has brought together some of the sharpest thinkers in education in a brilliant mixture of both practical and conceptual essays about what makes for a positive secondary curriculum. Perfectly timed to reflect the new Ofsted framework, the contributions reflect a range of thinking, planning and delivery, as schools do it now and will for the future. Learn More
    £15.00
  19. Learning with Leonardo: Unfinished Perfection

    Learning with Leonardo: Unfinished Perfection

    What are the seven key concepts that drove Da Vinci's inventive thinking and how can we still use them to improve our own creativity, 500 years after his death? In pursuit of the unified learning principles that sit at the heart of his work, Ian Warwick and Ray Speakman brilliantly explore the approaches that we need to take to make our own learning more original and thoughtful. Learn More
    £16.00
  20. The Compassionate Teacher

    The Compassionate Teacher

    It's time we reclaimed our mental health, for the sake of everyone in education. This book is the start. Learn More
    £14.00
  21. How To Teach English Literature: Overcoming Cultural Poverty

    How To Teach English Literature: Overcoming Cultural Poverty

    A practical guide to pedagogy in the English classroom, supporting the teaching abstract, classic and challenging texts and concepts. Learn More
    £16.00
  22. Dual Coding With Teachers

    Dual Coding With Teachers

    PUBLISHED MAY 2019: ORDER NOW!

    As part of the discovery of cognitive science, teachers are waking up to the powers of dual coding — combining words with visuals in your teaching. This groundbreaking book is the first to bridge the huge gap between what we know about dual coding and the skills needed to practice it effectively in the classroom.

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    £16.00
  23. Knowledge Quiz: Physics

    Knowledge Quiz: Physics

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects.

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    £8.00
  24. Knowledge Quiz: Foundation Maths

    Knowledge Quiz: Foundation Maths

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects.

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    £8.00
  25. Knowledge Quiz: Chemistry

    Knowledge Quiz: Chemistry

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects.

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    £8.00
  26. Knowledge Quiz: Higher Maths

    Knowledge Quiz: Higher Maths

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects.

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    £8.00
  27. Knowledge Quiz: Biology

    Knowledge Quiz: Biology

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects.

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    £8.00
  28. Rosenshine's Principles in Action

    Rosenshine's Principles in Action

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    In this concise new guide, Rosenshine fan Tom Sherrington amplifies and augments the principles and further demonstrates how they can be put into practice in everyday classrooms.

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    £10.00
  29. The Thinking School

    The Thinking School

    In this book, headteacher and professional learning expert Dr Kulvarn Atwal presents a model that maximises both formal and informal opportunities for staff development. Through peer learning, modelling, coaching and mentoring, engagement in research and other professional growth activities, the thinking school creates a dynamic collaborative culture that permeates the entire learning community. Learn More
    £14.00
  30. Words that win: How to win the debates that matter

    Words that win: How to win the debates that matter

    Words that Win is an insider's guide for student debaters, debate coaches, campaigners, politicians and business leaders and anyone who has to persuade people on the issues that matter to society. The book covers topics ranging from how to think strategically about a case to delivering speeches confidently in a large room. The final section of the book argues why every educational institution and business should invest in this activity. Learn More
    £16.00
  31. Love to Teach: Research and Resources for every classroom

    Love to Teach: Research and Resources for every classroom

    Love To Teach: Research and Resources for every classroom is an exciting book that combines the latest educational research with examples of what this can look like in the classroom. Filled with research-informed ideas to support all teachers and leaders in both Primary and Secondary this book would be great for NQTs to more experienced teachers and leaders alike. The educational research is presented in a format which is accessible, helpful and informative and will help inform educators about cutting-edge research in practical and applicable ways. The practical resources are easily adaptable and ready to be implemented in any classroom and are grounded in Kate's own classroom practice.

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    £14.00
  32. Toxic Schools: how to avoid them and how to leave them

    Toxic Schools: how to avoid them and how to leave them

    Helen Woodley's critically-important action research is an investigation into the effect of working on a toxic schools on teacher mental health and wellbeing. Five teachers share their experiences of working in toxic schools across a variety of settings. Learn More
    £14.00
  33. How Poems Work: Meanings, techniques and effects in 100 poems from Beowulf to the Iraq War

    How Poems Work: Meanings, techniques and effects in 100 poems from Beowulf to the Iraq War

    Readers of poetry are often told to leave poems alone - to learn them by heart or to enjoy how they sound and leave it at that. This is all very well, except for those readers who have to study poetry at school or university. Or other readers who don't yet enjoy poems because they are daunted by their seemingly impenetrable meanings or inaccessible techniques.

    In this annotated anthology, Robert Gullifer and Matthew Jenkinson demystify poetry while showing that there are many good reasons to pick poems apart. From Beowulf to the Iraq War, a millennium of poetry is presented to give readers a sense of how poems have evolved since we first started writing them down. 

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    £18.00
  34. The Nine Pillars of Great Schools

    The Nine Pillars of Great Schools

    This publication seeks to explore in depth the Nine Pillars of Greatness written by the course leaders of the Going for Great programme. It considers the range of characteristics that define great schooling, from a school's values and ethos, leadership and teaching to its curriculum, approach to professional development, learning community and ongoing self-evaluation. Learn More
    £14.00
  35. Hairdresser or Footballer? Bridging the gender gap in schools

    Hairdresser or Footballer? Bridging the gender gap in schools

    Teaching is a profession where we are persistently trying to ensure that our children have the best possible future, yet gender is still a huge hurdle in terms of expectations. We are setting children up to fail because society instills certain messages in them that can often stop them from achieving what they desire and as teachers, we aren’t always opposing them. Often, teachers are so removed from this issue that they don’t see it going on in their classroom. This book provides thinking points for teachers and useful strategies for schools to overcome this divide and provide equal opportunities for all children. It’s commonplace to see this divide in newspapers and on social media, it’s something that needs to be addressed. As educators, we need to be at the forefront of this revolution.

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    £14.00
  36. Global Perspectives in Positive Education

    Global Perspectives in Positive Education

    The common goal of the contributing authors in this publication is to engage, learn from and share success in order to energise the positive education movement for the benefit of our young people. This is the greatest contribution we can make to the future of our global society and the wellbeing of its citizens. Learn More
    £16.00
  37. The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to coherence

    The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to coherence

    Increasingly, across the system, people are talking about knowledge and curriculum. In this timely new book, Mary Myatt is at her brilliant best as she passionately argues that the solutions to overcoming achievement barriers lie in understanding the curriculum and in what children are meant to know. Learn More
    £15.00
  38. Great Expectations: Leading an Effective SEND Strategy in School

    Great Expectations: Leading an Effective SEND Strategy in School

    A selection of essays from leading educationalists and school leaders with a track record of improving outcomes for children and young people with additional needs, highlighting the significant role that school leaders play in shaping effective practice in SEND. Learn More
    £15.00
  39. Thinking Reading: What every secondary teacher needs to know about reading

    Thinking Reading: What every secondary teacher needs to know about reading

    In this highly accessible book James and Dianne Murphy combine more than 50 years of experience to provide teachers with a thorough, easy to use introduction to the extensive research on reading and its effects on student achievement. Drawing on the work of experts from around the world, the authors explore how we learn to read, how the many myths and misconceptions around reading developed, and why they continue to persist. Learn More
    £15.00
  40. An Educator's Guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

    An Educator's Guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

    A brilliant and practical collection of essays by educators, psychologists and counsellors, highlighting the critical importance of mental health and wellbeing of students in our schools. Learn More
    £15.00
  41. Teenager in the Greenhouse

    Teenager in the Greenhouse

    This book is based on the research used in a popular and effective nine week course run by the author aimed at equipping parents with the understanding of why teenagers behave as they do and explores effective tools take away a lot of stress in dealing with them. It looks at how parenting styles and different interactionist models impact on our relationship with these emotional and argumentative beings. Learn More
    £15.00
  42. The Inner Curriculum: How to nourish Wellbeing, Resilience & Self-leadership

    The Inner Curriculum: How to nourish Wellbeing, Resilience & Self-leadership

    The authors have been mindful to create this guide as one that gives the reader both an understanding of the transformational theoretical ideas underpinning it and a range of practical exercises that will support its implementation. In the first theoretical part of this guide the authors give the reader an overview of Values-based Education (VbE): the Inner Curriculum (IC) and their relationship with each other. Part B explores how to implement the Inner Curriculum (IC). Learn More
    £14.00
  43. Slow Teaching: On finding calm, clarity and impact in the classroom

    Slow Teaching: On finding calm, clarity and impact in the classroom

    Slow Teaching is a thoughtful exploration of how slowing down in all aspects of education can lead to improved student outcomes. It evaluates how this slow pedagogy will result in improved feedback, more nuanced and skilled classroom management and relationships, meaningful classroom dialogue, retention of knowledge and school leadership with attention to detail.

    It explores how to slowly deepen the craft of teaching to grow expert practitioners who are committed to mastering their practice. It also reflects on strategies that will enable teachers to feel calm, confident and organised in a profession that can often appear relentless. Learn More

    £15.00
  44. The Great Exception: Why teaching is a profession like no other

    The Great Exception: Why teaching is a profession like no other

    In the past three decades, teaching has seen more change than it had in the previous hundred years. Gone is the ill-defined transmission of academia and in its place now stands a clear, focused and productive system for equipping young people with ... bits of paper. Is this system any better than its predecessor in developing the people that we are told society needs in the 21st century?

    Ian Stock, an experienced and practising teacher for more than 30 years, argues that it is worse. We are now turning out many compliant workplace drones instead of the dynamic, high-aiming innovators that a post-industrial society truly needs. Learn More

    £15.00
  45. Translanguaging in the Secondary School
  46. Successful Difficult Conversations: Improve your team's performance, behaviour and attitude with kindness and success

    Successful Difficult Conversations: Improve your team's performance, behaviour and attitude with kindness and success

    AVAILABLE FROM JANUARY 2018: ORDER NOW

    Holding difficult conversations well is the key to successful leadership and management in schools - this easily read book will be invaluable to both experienced and new leaders.

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    £14.00
  47. Empowering Generation Z: How and why leadership opportunities can inspire your students

    Empowering Generation Z: How and why leadership opportunities can inspire your students

    Dan Roberts, Headteacher of Devonport High School for Boys in Plymouth, believes it is crucial to empower young people to take control of their future.By building the right culture and environment, educators can help ensure that children can truly flourish and develop into adults that wish to have a positive impact on their local, national and international communities.

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    £14.00
  48. How I Wish I'd Taught Maths: Lessons learned from research, conversations with experts and 12 years of mistakes

    How I Wish I'd Taught Maths: Lessons learned from research, conversations with experts and 12 years of mistakes

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    Craig Barton is one of the UK's most respected teachers of mathematics. In his remarkable new book, he explains how he has delved into the world of academic research and emerged with a range of simple, practical, effective strategies that anyone can employ to save time and energy and have a positive impact on the long-term learning and enjoyment of students.

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    £19.00
  49. Mining For Gold: Stories of Effective Teachers

    Mining For Gold: Stories of Effective Teachers

    An entertaining story of the many teachers Fergal Roche, chief executive of The Key, has come across in his long career; each one effective in their own special way, despite their hugely different approaches, ordinary people who have produced an extraordinary impact.

    If you are currently a teacher, were once a teacher, or are thinking about becoming a teacher, this book will be like coming to a party. Or if you hate parties, doing something you really love. The message, in a beautifully light and accessible tone, is that teaching is the most exciting and significant job in the world, hugely complex and exhausting, yes, but a role that needs to be mastered over decades of practice.

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    £14.00
  50. The Learning Rainforest: Great Teaching in Real Classrooms

    The Learning Rainforest: Great Teaching in Real Classrooms

    Use discount code 2FOR28 to order What Does This Look Like In the Classroom? and Tom Sherrington's superb The Learning Rainforest together. Enter code on SHOPPING CART page for discount to apply. Save £6!

    The Learning Rainforest is an attempt to capture various different elements of our understanding and experience of teaching. It is a celebration of great teaching - the joy of it and the intellectual and personal rewards that teaching brings.

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    £16.00