New and upcoming releases

  1. 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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    £16.00
  2. 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
  3. 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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    £12.00
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. In Search Of My Alumni

    In Search Of My Alumni

    In Search Of My Alumni

    In his eye-opening and illuminating debut, Phil Crompton, the former headteacher and CEO of a multi-academy trust, is challenged by two old school friends to question the impression the school system has left on a generation of people. Armed with purpose, Phil embarks on a unique journey that takes him across the country to get himself closer to ‘the truth’ and talk to the general public in cafes in Norwich, offices in Newark, banks in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, shops in Nuneaton and community centres in Neasden where he discovers their experiences and reflects on what we can do to move forward and truly improve. Some were glowing in praise, others less so.

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    £12.00
  8. Perspectives on the IB Diploma Core

    Perspectives on the IB Diploma Core

    This edited collection is intended to provide input into the current review of the IB Diploma Programme. It comprises contributions from experienced authors – researchers and practitioners – who were invited to reflect upon the nature of the Diploma core as it exists at present, to raise issues in relation to the future development of the core, and to share experience in the learning and teaching of the core components across a wide range of schools, in both national and international systems of education. Learn More
    £15.00
  9. Social Mobility: Chance or Choice

    Social Mobility: Chance or Choice

    Sonia Blandford takes on a bold task in her latest book, positioning the spotlight directly on the challenges we face in this country to increase social mobility for all. Learn More
    £14.00
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Leaders With Substance: An Antidote to Leadership Genericism in Schools

    Leaders With Substance: An Antidote to Leadership Genericism in Schools

    PUBLICATION: OCTOBER 2019. 

    Leaders With Substance is not a handbook. It sets out to change the way we think of leadership and school improvement. It is both a critique, a manifesto, and a call to arms.

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    £15.00
  13. 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
  14. Reframing education: Radically rethinking perspectives on education in the light of research

    Reframing education: Radically rethinking perspectives on education in the light of research

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    Mike Murray's excellent new book attacks the narrow high stakes accountability and marketized vision which has distorted our education system, the fragmentation of education thinking into warring camps and silos and offers a radical optimistic vision of how we can emerge from the current impasse. Learn More
    £15.00
  15. 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
  16. Be More Toddler

    Be More Toddler

    PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2019: PREORDER NOW

     

    The narrative around leadership needs to change. After reading scores of leadership books in an attempt to find a voice which resonated, Emma Turner realised that the bulk of leadership advice out there did not take into account balancing parenting with working in a leadership post. Inspired by the smallest of research subjects, Emma shares a practical, humorous and unique perspective on leadership by looking at it through the eyes of toddlers, illustrating real examples of what works, as well as reassurance that leadership is extremely do-able for many of us. This refreshing insight into leadership thinking and strategies aims to demystify leadership behaviour, encouraging us all to take the leap and ‘Be More Toddler’.

     

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    ‘I salute her bravery, her honesty, her extraordinary ability to strip down complexity in order to uncover deep and wonderful insights into leadership, life and learning.’ – Richard Gerver

    'Emma manages to combine an incredibly engaging and entertaining style with important and practical messages, both for the profession and for the individuals within it. I wish I had been able to read it at a point when I turned my back on school leadership as the challenges of parenthood and the messy juggling this brings with it seemed too big a barrier.' – Professor Samantha Twiselton OBE

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    £12.00
  17. Stop Talking About Wellbeing

    Stop Talking About Wellbeing

    PUBLISHED JANUARY 2020: PREORDER NOW

    Stop Talking About Wellbeing: A pragmatic approach to teacher workload

    As statistical figures of teachers leaving the profession reaches an alarming level, and teachers' mental health becomes a fundamental concern, wellbeing has been pushed to the top of the national agenda in a bid for schools to consider how to look after their staff.

    However, wellbeing has become a tokenistic feature within the education sector, as staff participate in compulsory wellbeing-linked activities that have very little impact on their workload or their ability to do what they came into the profession to do: teach young people. With this book, Kat aims to flip the narrative on wellbeing completely.

    In a critical consideration of research both in and outside of education, Kat explores the key factors of a teacher's role within school, outlining a series of tools that teachers can use to take ownership of their workload, and achieve wellbeing through purposeful job fulfilment. Interviewing experts in the educational sector, Kat provides practical strategies for teachers in a bid to drive instrumental change to workload within schools at a grassroots level, but additionally, a range of case studies for teachers to use to challenge the norm so that we can create a profession built to last.

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    £15.00
  18. Flipping Schools

    Flipping Schools

    PUBLISHED JANUARY 2020: PREORDER NOW


    Flipping Schools: Why it's time to turn your school and community inside out

    This brilliant book, focused on the education of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, offers a radical critique of traditional approaches to school improvement. The text argues for a movement away from the focus on social mobility to placing equity at the heart of school leadership. It suggests moving from improvement to social justice through a re-examination of the school's role in relation to its communities. The book is evidence-based and combines a focus on moral leadership with strategies to turn principle into practice.

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    £15.00
  19. The Teaching Delusion

    The Teaching Delusion

    PUBLISHED JANUARY 2020: PREORDER NOW


    The Teaching Delusion: Why teaching in our schools isn't good enough (and how we can make it better)

    Schools are filled with great teachers, but is great teaching taking place in every classroom, in every school? Bruce Robertson doesn't believe it is. Why not? This book argues that there are two reasons. Firstly, because there isn't a shared understanding of what makes great teaching. Secondly, because schools haven't developed the strong professional learning culture necessary to drive the development of great teaching in every classroom. Through discussion of key messages from educational research, and drawing on a track-record of success, this book explores how these barriers can be addressed, leading to transformations in teaching practice across classrooms and schools.

     

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    £15.00