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  1. Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools

    Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools

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    If we do not ensure, first and foremost, that our teachers are feeling physically and mentally well, they cannot be their best for their students. Consequently, a school which does not prioritise staff wellbeing is disadvantaging its own students. <P>‘Students first’ is a misplaced sentiment: the best thing for students is a happy, healthy, motivated, well-trained, expert staff. By putting staff first you are providing for students the one thing which will help them make good progress in their learning: truly great teaching. <P>Whilst it is easy to say that schools would not exist if it were not for the students, the glib converse is that without truly great school staff, the students would not be taught. What we need – as recruiting subject specialist teachers, school leaders and specialist support staff becomes increasingly difficult – is a revolution in how we treat our school staff. <P>We have to put our staff before our students because it is the only hope we have of securing what our students need most: a world class education. The longer our schools are populated with hypoxic adults, we imperial all our futures.

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  2. A Practical Guide: National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers

    A Practical Guide: National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers

    This Practical Guide seeks to illuminate the National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers, presenting a range of perspectives to bring the text alive for current and future school leaders and for those with the vital responsibilities of proper governance. 

    Discounts available for multiple copies. Please email booksales@johncatt.com to enquire.

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

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

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

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  4. What every teacher needs to know about psychology

    What every teacher needs to know about psychology

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    David Didau and Nick Rose attempt to lay out the evidence and theoretical perspectives on what they believe are the most important and useful psychological principles of which teacher ought to be aware.

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  5. High Challenge, Low Threat: Finding the balance

    High Challenge, Low Threat: Finding the balance

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    High Challenge, Low Threat is Mary Myatt’s smart and thoughtful exploration of all the things that wise leaders do.

    Informed through thousands of conversations over a 20-year career in education, Mary shows the lessons that school management teams can learn from leaders in a wide range of other sectors and points to the conditions which these leaders create to allow colleagues to engage with difficult issues enthusiastically and wholeheartedly.

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  6. The New Middle Leader's Handbook

    The New Middle Leader's Handbook

    'The New Middle Leader's Handbook' is the definitive go-to guide for all educators looking to take the leap into middle leadership, those wanting to become better middle leaders, or senior leaders seeking an authoritative manual for their school's middle leadership.

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  7. An UPDATED Practical Guide: The Pupil Premium

    An UPDATED Practical Guide: The Pupil Premium

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    "This is a book for every school in England..." Sir John Dunford, DfE Pupil Premium, 2013-2015

    Fully updated with the 2015 policy updates from the Department for Education and published in partnership with the National Education Trust, this book provides essential information and advice to help schools make best use of the Pupil Premium grant and improve outcomes for disadvantaged learners.

    The author is a recognised national expert on the Pupil Premium. He has visited more than 200 schools and has spoken with over 1000 school leaders and here he shares examples of innovation and excellence in their use of the additional funding. Featuring a foreword by Sir John Dunford, DfE Pupil Premium Champion.

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  8. Effective Financial Management: A Practical Guide for School Business Managers and Governors

    Effective Financial Management: A Practical Guide for School Business Managers and Governors

    This well-grounded and practical guide provides the reader with a flavour of the outstanding work carried out by school business management professionals across the country. Case studies lead readers to understand how people at the frontline have responded to the demands made upon them by government, by Ofsted and by the Education Funding Agency.

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  9. Much Promise: Successful schools in England

    Much Promise: Successful schools in England

    For many years Barnaby Lenon was the headmaster of Harrow. On his retirement he helped set up a state school in east London, widely regarded as one of the most successful free schools. In 2016 he went on a tour of schools in England that achieve outstanding results, in many cases with disadvantaged pupils.

    In Much Promise, he describes how they do it, set in the context of the latest research into school and teacher performance. He evaluates the school system in England and the effectiveness of recent reforms; he looks at how parents and governors achieve results and puts the spotlight on the school curriculum, exam systems and social mobility.

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  10. Effective Governance: Greater accountability for raising school standards (FASNA)

    Effective Governance: Greater accountability for raising school standards (FASNA)

    This new book takes a practical approach, with key questions, key actions and key information supported by case studies of good practice from a wide variety of schools. Learn More
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  11. Teaching for Creativity

    Teaching for Creativity

    The Invisible Ink Series gives teachers the secret ingredients to unlock the full potential of children's learning abilities. Too often in formal schooling, creativity and curiosity are taught out of children. Teaching for Creativity offers practical advice on how to ensure that this does not happen. Learn More
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  12. Teaching for Character

    Teaching for Character

    Super-charged learning through 'The Invisible Curriculum'. The first book in the Invisible INK series, Teaching for Character offers practical advice to help encourage grit and determination in children – important foundations in any future success in or out of school.

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  13. IB World Schools Yearbook 2021

    IB World Schools Yearbook 2021

    The Official Guide to Schools Offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years, Diploma and Career-related Programmes. Learn More
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  14. 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. The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to coherence

    The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to coherence

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

    Great Expectations: Leading an Effective SEND Strategy in School

    A selection of essays from leading educationalists and school leaders with a track record of improving outcomes for children and young people with additional needs, highlighting the significant role that school leaders play in shaping effective practice in SEND. Learn More
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  17. The Inner Curriculum: How to nourish Wellbeing, Resilience & Self-leadership

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

    The authors have been mindful to create this guide as one that gives the reader both an understanding of the transformational theoretical ideas underpinning it and a range of practical exercises that will support its implementation. In the first theoretical part of this guide the authors give the reader an overview of Values-based Education (VbE): the Inner Curriculum (IC) and their relationship with each other. Part B explores how to implement the Inner Curriculum (IC). Learn More
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  18. 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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  19. Sustaining Resilience for Leadership: Stories from Education

    Sustaining Resilience for Leadership: Stories from Education

    Julia Steward draws on research findings and on her work as a leadership development coach and facilitator. Reflections on her own experience as a leader illustrate how unconscious habits of thinking and behaviour can hijack our leadership development in any profession. Practical exercises address the question: what can I do about this if it applies to me? Learn More
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  20. Running the Room: The Teacher's Guide to Behaviour (BUNDLES OF 10)

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

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    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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  21. 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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  22. The Caring Teacher: How to make a positive difference in the classroom

    The Caring Teacher: How to make a positive difference in the classroom

    Whether you’re new to the profession or an experienced practitioner, teaching can be the most rewarding career imaginable but it has never been more demanding. This book is filled with practical advice relating to pastoral care and classroom management, with a firm focus on building effective relationships.

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  23. 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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  24. Leadership: Being, Knowing, Doing

    Leadership: Being, Knowing, Doing

    Stephen Tierney seeks to help leaders explore their own capabilities and potential. Leadership can be learnt. The three Ways – Being, Knowing and Doing – represent a mirror to help leaders reflect upon and improve their practice. In turn, current leaders are called upon to accept the responsibility to grow the leaders of the future.

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  25. The Radical Sabbatical: The Millennial Handbook to the Quarter-Life Crisis

    The Radical Sabbatical: The Millennial Handbook to the Quarter-Life Crisis

    OUT 4 JAN 2019, AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

    So, you hate your job and your avocado obsession will apparently prevent you from ever owning a home? You are not alone; 72% of millennials want to change career completely. Every Sunday night we dread Monday morning and try to cover it up with Netflix binges and office beanbags. It doesn't have to be that way, and nor should it be.

    If you're feeling trapped in your job, The Radical Sabbatical offers a way to rethink your career and figure out what is right for you.

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  26. Talent Architects: How to make your school a great place to work

    Talent Architects: How to make your school a great place to work

    Mandy Coalter draws on her extensive HR experience in the schools sector and beyond to support you to build a great place to work where everyone can excel in the interests of the children. She provides practical tips and support that will help to improve staff retention, performance and engagement, while tackling topics such as addressing teacher workload, what really motivates and retains staff and the crucial role that leaders play in ensuring great people management in schools.

    Insightful, captivating and authentic, Mandy suggests fresh and practical new ideas and opportunities to strengthen your school and teachers, better equipping them to support their pupils.

    A graduate in Law, a Fellow of the CIPD and a trained Executive Coach (ILM7), Mandy joined United Learning in 2012 where she developed a 5 Year People Strategy. The United Learning HR team won the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ‘HR Team of the Year’ in 2016. HR Magazine listed Mandy in the top 40 ‘HR Most Influential’ in 2017 and she was shortlisted for the HR Excellence Awards ‘HR Director of the Year’ 2018.

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  27. Boarding Schools: All you need to know

    Boarding Schools: All you need to know

    Based on extensive research and interviews with a huge number of school representatives, educational experts, parents and students, Victoria Davies Jones and Jennifer Ma provide the latest insights, practical tips and advice to all international parents so you may match your child to the "right" school! Learn More
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  28. Leadership Matters 3.0: How leaders at all levels can create great schools - 3RD EDITION! NOW FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED

    Leadership Matters 3.0: How leaders at all levels can create great schools - 3RD EDITION! NOW FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED

    Leadership Matters: How leaders at all levels can create great schools improves the educational outcomes for children by empowering educational leaders in national, regional and local contexts to examine, refine and develop their management skills.

    Andy takes in-depth and diagnostic approach, encouraging leaders at all levels in schools to think about their own personal qualities; their specific situation; their own leadership actions; and their own overall leadership approach.

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  29. A Practical Guide to the Pupil Premium

    A Practical Guide to the Pupil Premium

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    Published in partnership with the National Education Trust, this book provides essential information and advice to help schools make best use of the Pupil Premium grant and improve outcomes for disadvantaged learners.

    Featuring a foreword by David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools.

    One of Academies Week's books of the year! www.academiesweek.co.uk/reviews/books-of-the-year

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  30. 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
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  31. 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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  32. Success is a Journey

    Success is a Journey

    Roy Blatchford is one of the UK's most respected educationists. 'Success is a Journey' is a beautifully written collection of his recent essays about the education landscape, reflecting Roy's very high regard for teaching and schools. Learn More
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  33. Liminal Leadership: Building bridges across the chaos... because we're standing on the edge

    Liminal Leadership: Building bridges across the chaos... because we're standing on the edge

    Stephen Tierney has spent thirty years working in schools, twenty nine of those in different leadership positions. In Liminal Leadership, he suggests that the education system is currently at a threshold; and it may be one in which the teaching profession is diminished or augmented.
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  34. 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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  35. The School Leadership Journey

    The School Leadership Journey

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    In this outstanding book, John reveals all that he has learned about teaching and leadership over a stellar 40-year career, interweaved with a series of enlightening stories about government education policy over the last 20 years and the way in which successful schools have navigated the changing policy landscape.

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  36. The Learning Rainforest: Great Teaching in Real Classrooms

    The Learning Rainforest: Great Teaching in Real Classrooms

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

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  37. A Practical Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage

    A Practical Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage

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    Rooted firmly in practical experience, this book supports the reader in understanding what excellent early years practice should look like and how staff in all settings can establish it.

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  38. 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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  39. The Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take

    The Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take

    In this book, straight A student, Cambridge graduate, experienced teacher and former A Level examiner Lucy Parsons gives you a complete formula for getting the top grades every time. Starting with unlocking your motivation and fixing your exams mindset, she guides you through a practical system that will reduce the overwhelm, banish procrastination, give your life balance and empower you to work towards your exams in a methodical and low-stress way.

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  40. Mind Their Hearts: Creating Schools and Homes of Warm-Heartedness

    Mind Their Hearts: Creating Schools and Homes of Warm-Heartedness

    How can our education system be made fit for purpose in a rapidly changing world, where the norms are no longer capable of delivering the goods to the new generation? David Boddy argues that real change can take place when teachers and parents work together to create schools and homes of warm-heartedness.

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  41. What Does This Look Like In The Classroom? Bridging The Gap Between Research And Practice

    What Does This Look Like In The Classroom? Bridging The Gap Between Research And Practice

    In this thorough, enlightening and comprehensive book, Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson ask 18 of today's leading educational thinkers to distill the most up-to-date research into effective classroom practice in 10 of the most important areas of teaching. The result is a fascinating manual that will benefit every single teacher in every single school, in all four corners of the globe.

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  42. Learning without labels: Improving outcomes for vulnerable learners

    Learning without labels: Improving outcomes for vulnerable learners

    If we are to improve educational outcomes for all, one of the things we need to do is move away from the notion of ‘labelling’ children and their families. Rather, we need to focus on the needs of such pupils, never forgetting their greatest need is relentlessly high expectations and great teaching.

    As fragmentation of LAs continues, the need for authoritative, evidence based guidance and signposting has grown. This collection of contributions from some of the UK’s leading educationalists does not provide an exhaustive list of all the challenges that might arise, but it has a good go. Learn More

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  43. 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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  44. Managing Teacher Workload: A Whole-School Approach to Finding the Balance

    Managing Teacher Workload: A Whole-School Approach to Finding the Balance

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    It is acknowledged that the quality of teaching is the critical factor in raising standards of learning. And yet teachers' workload has rocketed in recent years, leaving morale for many at rock-bottom.

    Recent DfE analysis shows that primary teachers work around 60 hours a week and school leaders even longer. This is not sustainable. Teachers need an end to excessive working hours.

    Edited by Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary at leading teaching union ATL, Managing Teacher Workload brings together leading educationalists to discuss real, practical ways to solve the biggest problem in the profession.

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  45. A Practical Guide: Outdoor Learning

    A Practical Guide: Outdoor Learning

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    An informative, practical and authoritative guide that makes the argument for undertaking outdoor and adventurous learning - and offers advice for how to organise trips to enable students and teachers to get the most from them. Inspiring enthusiasm for real learning and growing, it provides opportunities for children, young people and their teachers to seek memorable experiences and develop life-long interests.

    Published in partnership with the National Education Trust.

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

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

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

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

    A brilliant and practical collection of essays by educators, psychologists and counsellors, highlighting the critical importance of mental health and wellbeing of students in our schools. Learn More
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  49. High School Hacks: Success in the IB and beyond

    High School Hacks: Success in the IB and beyond

    Brianna Smrke achieved the perfect score of 45 for her IB Diploma, a feat achieved by less than one percent of IB students internationally. In this remarkable first book, Brianna tells students how they can maximize the return on their educational effort by cultivating three habits of mind: focus, resourcefulness and 'stacking' – approaching a task with an eye to what else it might be used for in addition to the stated purpose.

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  50. 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