Teacher training

  1. The Revision Revolution: How to build a culture of effective study in your school

    The Revision Revolution: How to build a culture of effective study in your school

    Have you ever wondered why your students don’t revise? Or why they revise ineffectively? Often, they simply don’t know how. This is where The Revision Revolution comes in. This book guides you step by step through how to start and sustain a revision revolution in your school, building a culture of effective study.

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    £15.00
  2. Successful Science Teaching: Improving achievement and learning engagement by using classroom assessment

    Successful Science Teaching: Improving achievement and learning engagement by using classroom assessment

    This book is full of simple, practical, formative assessment techniques and strategies, based on real classroom practices, repeated across the range of ages and abilities at secondary levels, in a variety of schools, that have been repeatedly shown to significantly improve examination results, and student involvement in lessons.

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    £15.00
  3. The Lone SENDCO: Questions and answers for the busy SENDCO

    The Lone SENDCO: Questions and answers for the busy SENDCO

    The SENDCO role can feel quite isolating. SENDCOs know more than anyone in their setting about SEND, so who do they go to when they need support? Especially when new to the role, who do you turn to when tackling a problem or looking for inspiration? The Lone SENDCO answers over 300 questions that SENDCOs grapple with, whether experienced or new.

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    £15.00
  4. The researchED Guide to Special Educational Needs

    The researchED Guide to Special Educational Needs

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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. In this edition, Karen Wespieser examines the latest research surrounding pupils with special educational needs, editing contributions from writers including Richard Selfridge; Katherine Walsh; Oliver Caviglioli; Matthew Parker and Rob Webster; Kenny Wheeler; Nicole Dempsey; Cassie Young; Sabrina Hobbs; Barney Angliss; and Cath Murray.

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    £12.00
  5. The Next Big Thing in School Improvement

    The Next Big Thing in School Improvement

    The Next Big Thing in School Improvement brings together the unique perspectives of a policy analyst, a headteacher, and a classroom teacher, to explain why it is that the school system often resists our attempts to improve it. This is a book about educational fads, why they arise, and how we might learn to live with them.

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    £15.00
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  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. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Learning Behaviours: A Practical Guide to Self-Regulation in the Early Years

    Learning Behaviours: A Practical Guide to Self-Regulation in the Early Years

    Sue Cowley looks at the way that behaviour develops during the earliest years of a child's life, exploring how babies and young children learn behaviours and move from co-regulation to self-regulation. Learn More
    £15.00
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. Teacher Resilience: Managing stress and anxiety to thrive in the classroom

    Teacher Resilience: Managing stress and anxiety to thrive in the classroom

    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

    Teacher Resilience explores how we can build a more resilient mindset, and what practical actions we can take to be the best version of ourselves in the classroom.

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    £15.00
  32. 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
  33. Grammatix: Grammar in context

    Grammatix: Grammar in context

    Grammatix is a creative and inspiring guide to the theory and use of grammar, for teachers, parents and students. It is designed to show you that grammar is a magical tool that can aid your thinking and help you to communicate. Endorsed by the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB). Learn More
    £14.00
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. Lessons for Learning: 12 Building Blocks for Effective Teaching

    Lessons for Learning: 12 Building Blocks for Effective Teaching

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    How do you create effective lessons? How do you develop and implement what solid empirical research tells us about what works in the classroom? How do we help learners to learn more effectively, efficiently, and enjoyably? These are the core questions of the book Lessons for Learning: 12 Building Blocks for Effective Teaching.

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    £14.00
  39. Fiorella & Mayer’s Generative Learning in Action

    Fiorella & Mayer’s Generative Learning in Action

    Generative Learning in Action helps to answer the question: which activities can students carry out to create meaningful learning? It does this by considering how we, as teachers, can implement the eight strategies for generative learning set out in the work of Fiorella and Mayer in their seminal 2015 work Learning as a Generative Activity: Eight Learning Strategies that Promote Learning.

    At a time when a great deal of attention has been paid to the teaching and learning from the perspective of effective instruction, Generative Learning looks at the flip side of coin and considers what is happening in the minds of the learner. This book takes a teacher’s-eye view of a range of theories of learning and keeps their application to the classroom firmly in mind through the use of case studies and reference to day-to-day practice.

    Generative Learning in Action also discusses key considerations and potential limitations of each of the strategies, as well as how you could implement these in your own practice and more widely across a school.

    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
  40. How to Educate a Citizen: The Power of Shared Knowledge to Unify a Nation

    How to Educate a Citizen: The Power of Shared Knowledge to Unify a Nation

    Critical and compelling, How to Educate a Citizen galvanizes our schools to equip children with the power of shared knowledge. Learn More
    £15.00
  41. Thinking Deeply about Primary Mathematics

    Thinking Deeply about Primary Mathematics

    Thinking Deeply about Primary Mathematics is a comprehensive exploration of the ideas, theories and practices of most value to beginning teachers, as well as any teacher with the desire to improve their practice.

    Immediately applicable in the classroom and supported by robust analysis of research into mathematics teaching, this book is designed to provide inspiration for specialised teaching assignments with the power to enhance both the rate and quality of your professional development journey.

    Through the use of expertly crafted explanations, examples and tasks, each chapter will guide you step by step through the otherwise intimidating world of primary mathematics teaching.

    This book is perfect for teachers driven to become highly effective practitioners. It also serves as a blueprint for school leaders looking to develop the abilities of their teachers and ensure the highest quality mathematics education for all children.

    Teacher proficiency is a vast uneven continuum but in taking time to think deeply about primary mathematics we allow ourselves with the opportunity to build a solid base from which a successful, fulfilling career can be constructed.

    The insight and expertise provided by Thinking Deeply About Primary Mathematics is essential for anyone involved in the teaching of mathematics.

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    £16.00
  42. Running the Room: The Teacher's Guide to Behaviour (BUNDLES OF 10)

    Running the Room: The Teacher's Guide to Behaviour (BUNDLES OF 10)

    DISCOUNT ON A BUNDLE OF 10 COPIES OF RUNNING THE ROOM: IDEAL FOR ALL-STAFF CPD

    Good behaviour is the beginning of great learning. All children deserve classrooms that are calm, safe spaces where everyone is treated with dignity.

    Creating that space is one of the most important things a teacher needs to be able to do. But all too often teachers begin their careers with the bare minimum of training - or worse, none.

    How students behave, socially and academically, dictates whether or not they will succeed or struggle in school. Every child comes to the classroom with different skills, habits, values and expectations of what to do. There's no point just telling a child to behave; behaviour must be taught.

    Behaviour is a curriculum. This simple truth is the beginning of creating a classroom culture where everyone flourishes: pupils and staff.

    Running the Room is the teacher's guide to behaviour. Practical, evidence-informed, and based on the expertise of great teachers from around the world, it addresses the things teachers really need to know to build the classrooms children need.

    Bursting with strategies, tips and solid advice, it brings together the best of what we know and saves teachers, new or old, from reinventing the wheels of the classroom. It's the book teachers have been waiting for.

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    £100.00
  43. Running the Room: The Teacher's Guide to Behaviour (SINGLE COPY)

    Running the Room: The Teacher's Guide to Behaviour (SINGLE COPY)

    For bulk purchases, email as@johncatt.com or CLICK HERE for a bundle of 10 copies for £100.

    Good behaviour is the beginning of great learning. All children deserve classrooms that are calm, safe spaces where everyone is treated with dignity.

    Creating that space is one of the most important things a teacher needs to be able to do. But all too often teachers begin their careers with the bare minimum of training - or worse, none.

    How students behave, socially and academically, dictates whether or not they will succeed or struggle in school. Every child comes to the classroom with different skills, habits, values and expectations of what to do. There's no point just telling a child to behave; behaviour must be taught.

    Behaviour is a curriculum. This simple truth is the beginning of creating a classroom culture where everyone flourishes: pupils and staff.

    Running the Room is the teacher's guide to behaviour. Practical, evidence-informed, and based on the expertise of great teachers from around the world, it addresses the things teachers really need to know to build the classrooms children need.

    Bursting with strategies, tips and solid advice, it brings together the best of what we know and saves teachers, new or old, from reinventing the wheels of the classroom. It's the book teachers have been waiting for.

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    £16.00
  44. The researchED Guide to Assessment: An evidence-informed guide for teachers

    The researchED Guide to Assessment: An evidence-informed guide for teachers

    In this researchED Guide to Assessment, Sarah Donarski brings together chapters by Dylan Wiliam, Tom Sherrington, Alison Peacock and many others to consider the debates, critique the strategies and find solutions that not only better the progress of pupils but also assist the wellbeing and manageability of workload for staff. Learn More
    £12.00
  45. 60-second CPD: 239 ideas for busy teachers

    60-second CPD: 239 ideas for busy teachers

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    Teaching is tough, yet its rewards are huge. Every teacher wants to carry on getting better and better at what they do, but when you have so much on your plate already and only so many hours in the day, how can you find time for professional development?

    That’s where 60-Second CPD comes in. This book is a compendium of 239 easily accessible ideas and theories for professional development, each digestible in roughly 60 seconds. It’s a book that every teacher and leader, in every primary and secondary school, can return to again and again as the year moves on and their career progresses.

    Hanna Beech and Ross Morrison McGill have distilled the million and one ideas out there into one practical, concise and inspiration-packed book designed to build knowledge, provide opportunities for deep thought and reflection, and facilitate the sharing of ideas among colleagues and teams.

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    £14.00
  46. Preserving Positivity: Choosing to stay in the classroom and banishing a negative mindset

    Preserving Positivity: Choosing to stay in the classroom and banishing a negative mindset

    Thousands of amazing, experienced teachers are choosing to leave the profession, depriving generations of students of their passion and expertise. But it doesn't need to be this way. Preserving Positivity explores the reasons why people are choosing to leave the classroom and draws on the voices of other experienced teachers who tell us how they turned their careers around and give practical, adaptable strategies that will help you reignite your passion for teaching and bring the positivity back into your classroom. Learn More
    £14.00
  47. Rosenshine's Principles in Action: The Workbook (BUNDLES OF FIVE)

    Rosenshine's Principles in Action: The Workbook (BUNDLES OF FIVE)

    This Workbook seeks to further the recent engagement with Rosenshine's Principles in Action by providing a thought-provoking and reflective guide designed to encourage teachers in all settings to become self-aware practitioners.

    BUNDLE OF FIVE COPIES FOR £15. SINGLE COPIES CAN BE ORDERED VIA AMAZON.CO.UK

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    £15.00
  48. Michaela: The Power of Culture

    Michaela: The Power of Culture

    The Power of Culture, a follow up to Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers, drives at the heart of what makes Michaela a trailblazing school. Their teachers and pioneering Head Katharine Birbalsingh reveal all as they take the reader on a journey through Michaela's alternative ways.

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    £16.00
  49. Teaching English for the Real World

    Teaching English for the Real World

    So much of the teaching in schools of how the English language works does not prepare students for the real world. So little has changed in exams, the curriculum, or the way people think about English teaching, in several decades. This book is Joe Nutt's attempt to help schools redress that dramatic imbalance. Learn More
    £16.00
  50. The CRAFT of Assessment

    The CRAFT of Assessment

    In the ‘CRAFT of Assessment’, Michael unpicks the five key principles to support middle and senior leaders in creating a climate for a meaningful, manageable and motivational whole-school approach to assessment through condense, reflect, assess, feedforward and target-driven improvement. Learn More
    £14.00