Reviews

Our reviewer of the week is Jill Berry, a former head, now educational consultant and Twitter addict @jillberry102 Top of the tree by Nancy Gedge @nancygedge Nancy is...
The European people must first wake up, shake themselves and stop playing the game of the Sleeping Beauty, said Frantz Fanon. The dreaming sleep is Europe’s colonial history,...
My heart sank when I first saw this book’s title and I thought; “Yet another claim that middle leaders can change the world and solve all of education’s...
Our blog reviewer of the week is Harry Fletcher-Wood, a secondary history teacher and head of teacher professional development @HFletcherWood Teacher spends two days as a student and...
The proportion of female students studying economics A-level in the UK remains stubbornly low. But it was the marked decline in numbers taking the exam during the 1990s...
First the worst, second the best, third the one with the hairy chest.” Richard Hytner quotes this playground rhyme in his preface and goes on to explain how...
Our guest blog reviewer of the week is Emma Hardy, primary school teacher and union activist @emmaannhardy The Subtle Art of Giving Praise by @theprimaryhead Following the “controversial”...
Carol Dweck’s discovery that some students have a “growth mindset”, the belief that intelligence or ability can be incrementally increased through effort and practice, has led to a...
Schools are becoming more concerned about homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying, so NatCen’s report for the Government Equalities Office sounds like a particularly important publication. It brings...
Our guest reviewer of the week is Andrew Old, teacher and blogger @oldandrewuk What I learned from ungraded lesson observations By @frogphilp A deputy headteacher in a primary...
Research: Impact of a play-based curriculum in the first two years of primary school: literacy and numeracy outcomes over seven years Authors: McGuinness, Sproule, Byjoke, Trew & Walsh...
A few confessions. First, I’m not a punk. My only connection to punk culture is a school friend who had two chinchillas called Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious....

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