Reviews

Party conference season is upon us and each political party is setting out its stall in how they think education should be run. Whether we agree with it...
Russell Grigg has set himself the challenge of discussing 12 general ideas in education “presented in a largely objective manner, free from ideological positioning”. Although the book aims...
Guest reviewer Andrew Old takes us through this week’s best education blogs. It’s not me, it’s them By @nowMrsBeattie In this post, a teacher discusses how the profession...
Andrew Wilkins’ work has already challenged some of the comfortable platitudes of the world of school governing: drawing attention, for example, to the “democratic deficit” in English schools...
Guest reviewer Jill Berry takes us through this week’s best education blogs. If you know me, you will not be surprised when I say that I am a...
How many teachers work hard all term, only to get ill when the school holidays start? The #Teacher5aday Journal and Handbook is a guide to look after your...
Guest reviewer Harry Fletcher-Wood takes us through this week’s best education blogs.   Five things every new secondary teacher (should) know about reading By David Didau Let’s start...
Schools know all about pressure: we may have a thousand teenagers, books to mark, Ofsted prowling and parents at the door. In football the crowds are larger and...
How was it for you? Even after 11 years as a teacher I never slept before my first day back. My feelings were a mixture of impatience to...
“You illustrated my childhood!” author Ghislaine Kenyon quotes the oft-repeated message fielded modestly by Quentin Blake at hundreds of book signings. Having been a teacher before other education roles...
If you’re not a science teacher, you may think this book is not for you. Think again. Whatever your background, Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Gene will make you more...
Should we teach confidence classes? By @HuntingEnglish This post is a response to a recent suggestion by television presenter Ben Fogle that schools should teach confidence. Alex Quigley...

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