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  1. 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
  2. Dual Coding With Teachers

    Dual Coding With Teachers

    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The Primary Curriculum Leader's Handbook

    The Primary 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 primary curriculum.

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    £15.00
  8. HONK! When teams come together, organisations fly

    HONK! When teams come together, organisations fly

    OUT JULY 2019: ORDER NOW

    Why read ten books when you can read just one? Drawing on the seminal work of the likes of Steven Covey, Patrick Lencioni, Susan Scott and Daniel Pink, HONK offers a powerful synthesis of everything effective leaders of today need to know.

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    £15.00
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Third Culture Teacher

    Third Culture Teacher

    Dr Lucy Bailey presents a concise and coherent guide for those who are interested in pursuing a teaching career internationally. This book covers all the things you should consider as well as the advantages and disadvantages of living and working in an entirely new culture and country that you might face. Learn More
    £12.00
  17. Knowledge Quiz: Geography

    Knowledge Quiz: Geography

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects. Learn More
    £8.00
  18. Knowledge Quiz: Computer Science

    Knowledge Quiz: Computer Science

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects. Learn More
    £8.00
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Knowledge Quiz: History - Weimar and Nazi Germany

    Knowledge Quiz: History - Weimar and Nazi Germany

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects. Learn More
    £8.00
  23. Knowledge Quiz: History - Medicine Through Time

    Knowledge Quiz: History - Medicine Through Time

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects. Learn More
    £8.00
  24. 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
  25. Reframing education: Radically rethinking perspectives on education in the light of research

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

    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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Flipping Schools

    Flipping Schools

    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
  29. Education Exposed: Leading a school in a time of uncertainty

    Education Exposed: Leading a school in a time of uncertainty

    The ultimate guide to understanding how a school can be led, managed and run, written by an author with extensive experience, and drawing heavily on research around knowledge-based curricula. Learn More
    £10.00
  30. Stop Talking About Wellbeing

    Stop Talking About Wellbeing

    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
  31. A Sage on the Stage

    A Sage on the Stage

    Teachers are often told they need to be a guide on the side rather than a sage on the stage.
 Michael Zwaagstra disagrees wholeheartedly. In this collection of articles, one of Canada’s best-known education writers debunks the fads that are shortchanging children all over the world, from no-zero policies and discovery math to the 21st-century skills movement. And he makes a positive case for the things that really work: direct instruction, knowledge-rich classrooms, and lots of practice. If you care about improving teaching and learning, and empowering educators with the tools they need to be effective, this book is for you. Learn More
    £16.00
  32. Knowledge Quiz: Religious Studies - Catholic Christianity and Judaism

    Knowledge Quiz: Religious Studies - Catholic Christianity and Judaism

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects. Put together by subject experts, these easy-to-use books feature tear-out quizzes to help students memorise the large body of knowledge that forms the basis of success in exams.

    Rather than just flicking through revision cards expecting things to stick in your memory, self-quizzing allows you to complete multiple copies of the same quiz and keep doing them until you get them right every time. At the start of each section you'll find full answers.

    This edition will help students to effectively drill the essential facts necessary for success in the Catholic Christianity and Judaism exam, part of GCSE Religious Studies.

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    £8.00
  33. Knowledge Quiz: Religious Studies - Christianity

    Knowledge Quiz: Religious Studies - Christianity

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects. Put together by subject experts, these easy-to-use books feature tear-out quizzes to help students memorise the large body of knowledge that forms the basis of success in exams.

    Rather than just flicking through revision cards expecting things to stick in your memory, self-quizzing allows you to complete multiple copies of the same quiz and keep doing them until you get them right every time.

    At the start of each section you'll find full answers. This edition will help students to effectively drill the essential facts necessary for success in the Christianity exam, part of GCSE Religious Studies.

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    £8.00
  34. Knowledge Quiz: Religious Studies - Islam

    Knowledge Quiz: Religious Studies - Islam

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects. Put together by subject experts, these easy-to-use books feature tear-out quizzes to help students memorise the large body of knowledge that forms the basis of success in exams.

    Rather than just flicking through revision cards expecting things to stick in your memory, self-quizzing allows you to complete multiple copies of the same quiz and keep doing them until you get them right every time. At the start of each section you'll find full answers.

    This edition will help students to effectively drill the essential facts necessary for success in the Islam exam, part of GCSE Religious Studies.

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    £8.00
  35. How to Succeed in Differentiation

    How to Succeed in Differentiation

    *Available 14 February*

    Providing a guide to functional differentiation in the classroom, Anssi Roiha and Jerker Polso share their arsenal of concrete tips to help support teachers in differentiation without adding to their workload. The authors approach differentiation through their five-dimensional (5D) model which covers teaching arrangements, learning environment, teaching methods, support materials and assessment. In the book, the authors provide a plethora of practical differentiation methods in all the above dimensions. Originally published in their home country of Finland, the two educators reflect on Finnish education and their effective methods to help ensure students are learning according to their own strengths.

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    £14.00
  36. 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
  37. 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

    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
  38. Cognitive Science for Educators

    Cognitive Science for Educators

    Robert Hausmann (a.k.a. “Dr. Bob”) grew up in the corn fields of Ohio. His parents were both teachers at a community college, and his best friend’s parents were professors of psychology and computer science at the local university. Given these influences, Dr. Bob was destined to become a cognitive scientist with a passion for education. While working on his PhD at the University of Pittsburgh, he met Dr. Robert Glaser and was intrigued by something he said. Dr. Glaser wanted educators and cognitive scientists to speak a shared vocabulary. Cognitive science is admittedly an esoteric field of study, with its own unique lingo. Dr. Bob saw the utility in helping teachers understand the findings from cognitive science to improve the quality of education; therefore, he took up the goal that Dr. Glaser laid out for his students so many years ago. This book is an attempt to make that goal a reality, catalyzing conversations between cognitive scientists and educators and aiming to create a virtuous feedback loop between researchers and practitioners. Learn More
    £20.00
  39. The Three Minute Leader

    The Three Minute Leader

    The Three Minute Leader presents 101 snippets of advice, provocation and reflection to encourage school leaders as they go about their daily routines. 'Less is more' is its guiding principle. Enjoying the role is the key ingredient, together with the three essentials of leadership: humanity, clarity, courage.Education leadership is a people business. This short compendium is for people who are school leaders, wherever on the globe they find themselves. Learn More
    £10.00
  40. The Teaching Delusion

    The Teaching Delusion

    The Teaching Delusion by senior education consultant Bruce Robertson offers a bold, refreshing and sometimes provocative stance on teaching and leadership. Informed by the latest educational research and drawing on two decades of professional experience, Robertson examines how teaching in schools can be transformed from ‘good’ to ‘great’.

    The new title from John Catt Educational poses challenging yet important questions to its readers. Schools are filled with great teachers, but is great teaching taking place in every classroom? How can educators expect students to cultivate a lifelong passion for learning if they themselves are lacking this?

    Robertson’s solution is twofold. To promote excellent teaching, there must be a shared understanding of what high-quality teaching really is – what does it look like, and how can it be fostered? Secondly, there must be a school-wide desire to engage in professional learning. With his school having won the General Teaching Council for Scotland’s ‘Excellence in Professional Learning Award’ in 2019, Robertson uses his personal track-record of success to explore how these barriers can be addressed to lead to a transformation in teaching practice.

    Written by a teacher and school leader for teachers and school leaders, The Teaching Delusion aims to support teaching communities to develop and improve their practice, in order to ensure that all students receive the same level of excellent education. Aligning himself firmly on the side of teachers – and keen to avoid ‘teacher bashing’! – Robertson sensitively engages in an often controversial discussion about how to improve the quality of teaching, aiming to boost knowledge, awareness and ultimately self-esteem in both educators and learners.

    The Teaching Delusion combines practicality with pedagogy in a thoughtful, unique approach – making it a vital resource for teachers and leaders at all levels who are looking to better their practice.

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  41. The Lost Girls: Why a feminist revolution in education benefits everyone
  42. Reforming Religious Education: Power and Knowledge in a Worldviews Curriculum

    Reforming Religious Education: Power and Knowledge in a Worldviews Curriculum

    Mark Chater's brilliant new book diagnoses the reasons why RE urgently needs radical reform, and looks ahead to a time when the subject will have a new identity based on a clear democratic purpose.

    The book shines a light on how key leaders can make this happen, and how the new good practice is already breaking through. It is edited and authored by experts and leading change agents in RE, who offer a well-informed and provocative vision and programme for change.

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    £16.00
  43. The research-informed teaching revolution: A handbook for the 21st century teacher

    The research-informed teaching revolution: A handbook for the 21st century teacher

    Drawing on the wisdom of those at the top of their game, this book intends to provide just that: a practical handbook for teachers and leaders that can help make the research use revolution a reality. Learn More
    £15.00
  44. Teach Like A Writer: Expert tips on teaching students to write in different forms

    Teach Like A Writer: Expert tips on teaching students to write in different forms

    Jennifer Webb collaborates with eight expert writers to give real insight into the written form, and offer practical teaching strategies for the English classroom. Learn More
    £15.00
  45. Courage in the Classroom: LGBT teachers share their stories

    Courage in the Classroom: LGBT teachers share their stories

    We are all at our most effective when we can be ourselves at work, but more than half of LGBT teachers hide their sexual identity within their school workplace. For LGBT teachers, vigilance, concealment and assimilation, take a great deal of energy, on top of what is already a very demanding job.

    This book is essential reading for any LGBT teacher aspiring to succeed as their authentic self. It will also be of interest to Headteachers and other education leaders seeking to make their schools safe and inclusive workplaces for their LGBT staff and LGBT families. Based around the inspirational work of the Courageous Leaders programme, this book turns on its head the notion that it can be difficult to be a leader in school and be LGBT.

    Through personal testimonies, advice and a rousing call to arms, this book shows how LGBT School Leaders are often amongst the most inclusive, creative, adaptable and intuitive colleagues, when they are able to flourish and be their authentic selves.

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    £15.00
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. Mathematical Beauty: What is Mathematical Beauty and Can Anyone Experience It?

    Mathematical Beauty: What is Mathematical Beauty and Can Anyone Experience It?

    How is it possible that a mathematician might talk of beauty in an equation more passionately than an artist talks about a painting? And if mathematics is so beautiful, why haven’t more of us experienced this beauty?

    Daniel Pearcy delves into the wonderful world of mathematical beauty to understand exactly what it is, and whether anyone can experience it. With examples, research, insights and years of experience, Daniel provides a refreshing perspective on mathematical beauty which would intrigue a wide range of readers from teachers, students, mathematical enthusiasts and indeed anyone interested in the concept of beauty.

    If you’ve ever wondered how you might explain mathematical beauty to someone who has only ever thought of mathematics as a bunch of symbols and equations which don’t make sense, then you’ll find this book truly enlightening.

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    £15.00
  49. 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
  50. The researchED Guide to The Curriculum

    The researchED Guide to The Curriculum

    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.

    Learn More
    £12.00