Teaching and learning

  1. Symbiosis: The Curriculum and The Classroom

    Symbiosis: The Curriculum and The Classroom

    When the teaching profession places the curriculum at the heart of what it does, transformative change can take place. Curriculum reform is now at the forefront of every school agenda; in spite of this, there is a danger that its message may become lost in translation. When curricular change is poorly implemented, teachers experience a complete detachment from their sense of purpose, autonomy, and capacity to become curriculum designers of the future.

    Employing an astute blend of theory and practice, Claire Hill and Kat Howard offer a methodical approach to designing and delivering a curriculum, to ensure that all feel part of a collective curricular journey. At a time when work on the curriculum can be politicised, monetised and overcomplicated, Symbiosis: The Curriculum and the Classroom provides a series of practical strategies for curriculum designers at every level, in order to not only keep and develop the skilled and professional teachers desperately needed in schools, but also to provide a world-class curriculum to students.

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    £14.00
  2. Interdisciplinary Thinking for Schools: Ethical Dilemmas MYP 4 & 5

    Interdisciplinary Thinking for Schools: Ethical Dilemmas MYP 4 & 5

    Interdisciplinary Thinking for Schools: Ethical Dilemmas MYP 4 & 5 continues on from Interdisciplinary Thinking for Schools: Ethical Dilemmas MYP 1, 2 & 3 and like the first book it is not your average textbook resource.

    Innovative ethical design projects illustrated with spectacular artwork will connect students to exciting and purposeful learning.

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    £20.00
  3. Mathematical Tasks: The Bridge Between Teaching and Learning

    Mathematical Tasks: The Bridge Between Teaching and Learning

    This is a book for classroom teachers. Chris and Mark offer a range of practical examples for nurturing deep learning in mathematics that can be adapted and embedded in one's own classroom practice. This is also a book for those who are interested in the theory behind tasks. The authors and their interviewees examine the key role tasks play in shaping learning, teaching, curriculum and assessment.

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    £15.00
  4. Curriculum to Classroom: A Handbook to Prompt Thinking Around Primary Curriculum Design and Delivery

    Curriculum to Classroom: A Handbook to Prompt Thinking Around Primary Curriculum Design and Delivery

    Curriculum to Classroom is the ideal book for senior leaders and curriculum leads who are in the process of establishing, refining and reviewing their school curriculum. It provides an overview of the curriculum design and delivery process in the Primary phase in its entirety.

    This book will enable you to consider the many facets of curriculum design and support strategic decision making so your curriculum is meeting and exceeding the expectations of the National Curriculum as well as being unique and bespoke to your school community.

    An easy-to-read handbook to prompt thinking and reflections on your school's curriculum and provide practical tools and strategies to take it forward.

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    £12.00
  5. Sweller's Cognitive Load Theory in Action

    Sweller's Cognitive Load Theory in Action

    PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2020. AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

    Built on the foundation of all learning, the human memory system, Cognitive Load Theory details the exact actions that teachers can take to maximise student outcomes. Written under the guidance, and thoroughly reviewed by the originator of CLT, John Sweller, this practical guide summarises over 30 years of research in this field into clear and easily understandable terms.This book is the next in a series that began with Tom Sherrington’s Rosenshine’s Principles in Action (2019).

    Tom Sherrington is the editor of the In Action series.

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    £10.00
  6. Ready to Teach: Macbeth

    Ready to Teach: Macbeth

    What is the best approach for helping students to understand higher level concepts? How can specific subject knowledge be implemented in lessons?

    Ready to Teach: Macbeth brings together the deep subject knowledge, resources and classroom strategies needed to teach Shakespeare’s tragic play, as well as the pedagogical theory behind why these ideas work, helping teachers to deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum with impact. 

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    £14.00
  7. Fear Is The Mind Killer: Why Learning to Learn deserves lesson time - and how to make it work for your pupils

    Fear Is The Mind Killer: Why Learning to Learn deserves lesson time - and how to make it work for your pupils

    For the last 15 years, Dr James Mannion and Kate McAllister have been working to design, implement and evaluate the Learning Skills curriculum - a systematic approach to helping students become more confident, practice, self-regulated learners.

    An eight-year evaluation with the University of Cambridge revealed that Learning Skills led to significant gains in subject learning, with rapid gains among students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    In this practical guide for teachers and school leaders, James and Kate reveal a recipe for success rooted in three key concepts: metacognition (reflecting on learning); self-regulation (taking ownership over the learning process); and oracy (developing high-quality speaking and listening skills).

    This is a book about what happened when a small team of teachers seized an opportunity to provide their students with the knowledge, the skills and the confidence to take control of their own learning. This journey began with a question: how and what would we teach, if there was no one watching? On the other side of fear is the teacher you want to be, and the children you'd like to teach…

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    £16.00
  8. Intelligent Accountability

    Intelligent Accountability

    The book discusses two opposed models of school improvement: the deficit model (which assumes problems are someone’s fault) and the surplus model (which assumes problems are unintended systemic flaws). By aligning ourselves to a surplus model we can create a system of Intelligent Accountability. Learn More
    £15.00
  9. Speedy Reading: Fast Strategies for Teaching GCSE English Literature Post-Lockdown

    Speedy Reading: Fast Strategies for Teaching GCSE English Literature Post-Lockdown

    We’re often told that there are no quick fixes in teaching. This isn’t entirely true… And post-lockdown, we need speedy fixes more than ever to get our students of English back on track. This book will show you how set texts can be reduced in a way that makes them richer. It will reveal how seemingly obscure literary theory can help learners of all abilities achieve rapidly. And it will help us prepare and revise for dreaded unseen texts, using the precious days we have with students in the most efficient way. Learn More
    £12.00
  10. A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching

    A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching

    Fewer than 10% of students have parents who are certified educators. Where can the other 90% of parents go to find answers? If you are a student, where can you go to find out how to maximize learning while spending less time doing so? The answer is this guide. Learn More
    £10.00
  11. 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right)

    10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right)

    In this book, brain and behavioural research is combined with respected philosophy in order to place ten widely accepted yet rarely examined aspects of education under the microscope.

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    £15.00
  12. The Teaching Online Handbook

    The Teaching Online Handbook

    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

    This no-nonsense handbook is for the busy classroom teacher, with clear techniques for planning, instruction, and assessment, as well as sections on teaching students with diverse needs and exceptionalities.

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    £16.00
  13. Talking about Oracy: Developing communication beyond the classroom

    Talking about Oracy: Developing communication beyond the classroom

    Whether considering the art of debate; understanding dialogic teaching methods; the necessity of questioning; or the ability to assess and develop these skills, this book has been written by a classroom teacher, for classroom teachers, in the hope that oracy is recognised for its significance to improving students’ life skills and aspirations.

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    £14.00
  14. Disciplinary Literacy and Explicit Vocabulary Teaching

    Disciplinary Literacy and Explicit Vocabulary Teaching

    Firmly rooted in research evidence of what works within the classroom for our most disadvantaged students, Disciplinary Literacy and Explicit Vocabulary Teaching offers teachers and school leaders practical ways in which those students who are behind in their literacy capabilities can make excellent progress.

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    £15.00
  15. The Coach's Guide to Teaching

    The Coach's Guide to Teaching

    The best-selling author of Teach Like a Champion and Reading Reconsidered brings his considerable knowledge about the science of classroom teaching to the sports coaching world, with the aim of creating championship caliber coaches on the court and field.

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    £18.00
  16. Journey to Outstanding (Second Edition)

    Journey to Outstanding (Second Edition)

    Every school can be outstanding. This book will show you what is really holding your school back and the three culture strategies you need to put in place to create a genuinely outstanding school.

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    £14.00
  17. The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education

    The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education

    In The Feedback Pendulum, Michael Chiles aims to explore how the use of feedback has evolved over time, drawing on a combination of research and sharing experiences, and examples of best practices across the different phases of education to establish a culture of efficient and effective feedback that supports the teaching and learning cycle.

    This book will unpick the research, the experience of expert practitioners, and practical strategies in the different phases of education, including: the evolution of feedback over time; pre-school feedback; primary and secondary school feedback; specialist education feedback; parental feedback; and CPD feedback.

    Includes a foreword by Chris Moyse and closing thoughts from John Hattie.

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    £14.00
  18. The Running the Room Companion: Issues in classroom management and strategies to deal with them

    The Running the Room Companion: Issues in classroom management and strategies to deal with them

    In Running the Room: The Teacher's Guide to Behaviour, Tom Bennett rewrote the book on behaviour management, and outlined the psychology and dynamics underpinning student habits. In this companion, he goes into more detail about how to apply those principles to the classroom. Learn More
    £12.00
  19. Retrieval Practice 2: Implementing, embedding & reflecting

    Retrieval Practice 2: Implementing, embedding & reflecting

    After the success of Retrieval Practice: Research & Resources for every classroom, Kate Jones takes the discussion further, going beyond the background, basics, and benefits of this strategy. This book focuses on the effective implementation of retrieval practice to support both teachers and leaders. Learn More
    £10.00
  20. Addressing Educational Disadvantage in Schools and Colleges: The Essex Way

    Addressing Educational Disadvantage in Schools and Colleges: The Essex Way

    The genesis for this book, and the strategy within it, is a longstanding commitment from Essex County Council to improve the life chances and life choices of disadvantaged pupils being educated in Essex.

    The purpose of the book is to set out a strategic, evidence-informed approach with pupils, families, teachers, leaders, system leaders and wider agencies which puts learners first.

    This approach is rooted in best practice. It centres on improving the day to day learning experiences of disadvantaged pupils, leading to better long term choice and opportunity.

    Unity Schools Partnership and Essex County Council hope it will support efforts to address the impact of socio-economic disadvantage on learning in schools and colleges nationally.

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    £12.00
  21. Teaching Math With Examples

    Teaching Math With Examples

    Maths teacher Michael Pershan presents a selection of practical ideas for effective mathematics teaching. The ideas are presented with examples and backed up by research. Learn More
    £14.00
  22. Collins et al's Cognitive Apprenticeship in Action

    Collins et al's Cognitive Apprenticeship in Action

    The 1991 paper 'Cognitive Apprenticeship: Making Thinking Visible' greatly influenced the teaching of John Tomsett, headteacher at Huntington School in York. In this book, a number of teachers at Huntington School discuss what they consider to be the expert thought processes specific to their individual subject domains. Learn More
    £10.00
  23. Pupil Book Study: An evidence-informed guide to help quality assure the curriculum

    Pupil Book Study: An evidence-informed guide to help quality assure the curriculum

    Pupil Book Study is a window into the lived experience of pupils, as opposed to just the observed experience. It is also a mirror in which to reflect professional practice and identify what helps learning, and what hinders it by outlining clear and coherent structures in which to talk with pupils and look at their books.

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    £16.00
  24. Teaching WalkThrus VOLUME 2

    Teaching WalkThrus VOLUME 2

    OUT MARCH 29 2021: ORDER NOW AND WE WILL DISPATCH WHEN AVAILABLE

    Tom Sherrington and Oliver Caviglioli team up again in the follow up to the bestselling Teaching WalkThrus, to present 50 more essential teaching techniques, each with five clear and concise illustrations and explanations. 

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    £12.00
  25. Letter to My NQT Self

    Letter to My NQT Self

    Written by the Academy Transformation Trust family and friends, this book is a collection of letters by teachers to their ‘NQT self.’ In their letters, teachers recount tales of successes and challenges in their first year of teaching, offering practical tips to support new teachers to thrive in your early years of teaching.

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    £14.00
  26. Retrieval Practice: Resource Guide: Ideas & activities for the classroom

    Retrieval Practice: Resource Guide: Ideas & activities for the classroom

    As part of the successful and popular Retrieval Practice collection by Kate Jones, this practical resource guide is the go-to guide for a wide range of retrieval practice tasks that teachers can use in their classrooms.

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    £8.00
  27. The Goldilocks Map: A classroom teacher's quest to evaluate 'brain-based' teaching advice

    The Goldilocks Map: A classroom teacher's quest to evaluate 'brain-based' teaching advice

    Written by a teacher with 18 years in the classroom – and 13 years studying neuroscience and psychology – The Goldilocks Map transforms brain research from a daunting monologue into an approachable, exciting, and lively conversation. Learn More
    £15.00
  28. The Metacognition Handbook: A Practical Guide for Teachers and School Leaders

    The Metacognition Handbook: A Practical Guide for Teachers and School Leaders

    The Metacognition Handbook will provide a clear, practical guide for teachers and school leaders to embed metacognition into classroom practice and school culture to enhance student outcomes.

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    £15.00
  29. Irresistible Learning: Embedding a culture of research in schools

    Irresistible Learning: Embedding a culture of research in schools

    This book will strengthen your research practice and help build a culture of research across your school. Whether you are a class teacher or school leader, you will be guided to use the power of research to strengthen practice in yourself and others.

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    £15.00
  30. Rekenrek 101: Pushing Mathematical Understanding

    Rekenrek 101: Pushing Mathematical Understanding

    The rekenrek is an exciting and innovative classroom tool that enhances and supports the natural development of number sense in children. Amy How's brilliant book is full of practical examples of how to get the most out of this simple but powerful tool. Learn More
    £12.00
  31. My Secret #EdTech Diary: Looking at Educational Technology through a wider lens

    My Secret #EdTech Diary: Looking at Educational Technology through a wider lens

    With 30+ years’ experience developing and using EdTech products, distilled down into an easy-to-read format, My Secret EdTech Diary aims to get you thinking about the past, present and future role of educational technology and how it influences and shapes our education system.

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    £15.00
  32. Shimamura’s MARGE Model of Learning in Action

    Shimamura’s MARGE Model of Learning in Action

    This book, the latest in the In Action series, aims to bring Shimamura's MARGE model to life with case studies written by practising teachers, and examples taken from classrooms. Taking each of the principles of MARGE in turn, this practical guide helps all teachers better understand how they can develop their practice and improve the impact they have with the students they teach.

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    £10.00
  33. The Path of The Mindful Teacher: How to choose calm over chaos and serenity over stress, one step at a time

    The Path of The Mindful Teacher: How to choose calm over chaos and serenity over stress, one step at a time

    In The Path of the Mindful Teacher, Danielle A. Nuhfer introduces educators to a process that will help them positively manage stress, find work-life balance, lessen symptoms of burnout, and increase classroom job satisfaction.

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    £15.00
  34. How to Teach Computer Science: Parable, practice and pedagogy

    How to Teach Computer Science: Parable, practice and pedagogy

    Novice teachers and those wishing to improve their practice will find in this book valuable conceptual insights that illuminate the subject, and research-informed pedagogy that really works. Organised around the English GCSE specification, this is essential reading for the Computer Science teacher.

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    £15.00
  35. The Research-informed Teaching Revolution – Early Years

    The Research-informed Teaching Revolution – Early Years

    Drawing on the wisdom of those at the top of their game, this book intends to provide a practical handbook for EYs practitioner and leaders that can help make the research use revolution a reality.

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    £15.00
  36. A Pedagogy of Purpose: Classical Wisdom for the Modern Classroom

    A Pedagogy of Purpose: Classical Wisdom for the Modern Classroom

    Gary Keogh argues that the education system has lost its way. Using many real classroom examples, Keogh provides a new way forward, demonstrating how insights from classical philosophy can have a positive influence on crucial issues in education.

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    £15.00
  37. The Good Parent Educator: What every parent should know about their children's education

    The Good Parent Educator: What every parent should know about their children's education

    The Good Parent Educator provides the tools that will turn excessive parenting into effective learning. Whether it is helping children learn to read or revise, engaging with teachers, paying for private tutors, choosing a school, or deciding which degree or apprenticeship to apply for, this is the must-have expert guide.

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    £12.00
  38. Organise Ideas: Thinking by Hand, Extending the Mind

    Organise Ideas: Thinking by Hand, Extending the Mind

    The purpose of this book is to help teachers organise ideas through the use of graphic organisers.

    Over 50 teachers reveal how they use graphic organisers in their teaching, across the full age range and curriculum. A further section demonstrates how to use these word-diagrams most effectively by partnering them with other teaching strategies.

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    £18.00
  39. Wiliam & Leahy's Five Formative Assessment Strategies in Action

    Wiliam & Leahy's Five Formative Assessment Strategies in Action

    Written under the guidance and with the support of Dylan Wiliam, Kate Jones writes about five formative assessment strategies in action in the classroom. Building on the highly successful work of Wiliam and Siobhan Leahy, ideas are shared and misconceptions with formative assessment are addressed with lots of practical advice.

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    £10.00
  40. Capstone: Inquiry & Action at School

    Capstone: Inquiry & Action at School

    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER: PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

    Written by teachers for teachers, Capstone contains ready-to-implement materials derived from decades of experience in the classroom. The authors share authentic narratives of failure and success to encourage teachers who are engaged in the risks and rewards of deep learning.

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    £16.00
  41. From Story to Judgment: The Four Question Method for Teaching and Learning Social Studies

    From Story to Judgment: The Four Question Method for Teaching and Learning Social Studies

    The Four Question Method helps teachers to plan more effectively and students to learn more effectively. It provides guidance for writing research essays. And it transfers: the skills our students practice will work for them when they encounter and make their own history.

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    £15.00
  42. Teach to the Top: Aiming High for Every Learner

    Teach to the Top: Aiming High for Every Learner

    Teach to the Top is a research-informed guide to aspirational teaching, focusing on how embedding higher-level knowledge in the classroom empowers students to succeed and to enjoy learning.

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    £15.00
  43. Huh: Curriculum conversations between subject and senior leaders

    Huh: Curriculum conversations between subject and senior leaders

    Mary Myatt and John Tomsett discuss each of the national curriculum subjects with a subject leader, providing an insight into how they go about ensuring that knowledge, understanding and skills are developed over time, how they talk about the quality of the schemes in their departments and the support they would welcome from senior leaders.

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    £15.00
  44. The Teaching Delusion 3: Power Up Your Pedagogy

    The Teaching Delusion 3: Power Up Your Pedagogy

    The Teaching Delusion 3: Power-up Your Pedagogy has been written to address the issue of teachers receiving poor feedback in our schools. As a self-improvement and coaching resource, it is essential reading for all teachers and school leaders.

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    £15.00
  45. The Teaching Delusion 2: Teaching Strikes Back

    The Teaching Delusion 2: Teaching Strikes Back

    The Teaching Delusion 2: Teaching Strikes Back will give teachers and school leaders the supportive shake-up they need, helping them to abandon practices that aren’t making the difference they should be, and to focus on the things that will really make the biggest difference to students in our schools.

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    £15.00
  46. The Sweet Spot: A guide to efficient and effective teaching

    The Sweet Spot: A guide to efficient and effective teaching

    In The Sweet Spot, Michael Chiles explores the art of teacher explanation and modelling in teaching students what they need to know. Delving into the research, Michael sets out the reasons why the art of telling and showing students underpin effective teaching and learning.

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    £15.00
  47. Dancing with Discomfort: A framework for noticing, naming, and navigating our in-between moments

    Dancing with Discomfort: A framework for noticing, naming, and navigating our in-between moments

    Based on sound research and data, this book offers names and faces for the feelings, thoughts, and reactions in the many transitions in our life. It includes a framework to learn to stay in these transitions, embrace dissonance, and leverage these moments of discovery. Learn More
    £15.00
  48. The Amazing Power of Networks: A (research-informed) choose your own destiny book

    The Amazing Power of Networks: A (research-informed) choose your own destiny book

    The aim of the book is to show how we can take charge of our networks, in order to improve our chances of doing well in life, whatever our background. In particular, the book provides cutting-edge insights that readers can deploy to help make things better for themselves, their families and their wider communities.

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    £15.00
  49. From Camouflage to Classroom: What my Army career taught me about teaching

    From Camouflage to Classroom: What my Army career taught me about teaching

    From Camouflage to Classroom is about everything George Vlachonikolis learned with the Army in Afghanistan and has brought to his classroom teaching today. George aims to explore the role of the classroom teacher from an original perspective: one based on military principles and practice.

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    £15.00
  50. Digital Children: A Guide for Adults

    Digital Children: A Guide for Adults

    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER: PUBLISHED OCTOBER 15,2021

    Two leading experts on digital childhoods explore the realities of growing up online in the 21st century. They provide an informative and accessible guide to the issues young people face today, based on the latest research and scholarship. They also expose the many ways the child safeguarding industry means well, but often gets things very wrong.

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    £15.00