Book Reviews

Summer reading… and beyond

JL Dutaut goes through publishers’ slates to shortlist edu-books that are likely to make a splash in the next…

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Unpacking school lunch by MB Weaver-Hightower

Billed as relevant to UK readers, Andy Jolley finds this book about school food offers little beyond an exceptionally…

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The Behaviour Manual by Sam Strickland

Sam Strickland’s book promises to be practical guide for teachers and leaders to get behaviour right. So what did…

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Representation Matters – Becoming an anti-racist educator

Audrey Pantelis discovers a book that will motivate school leaders to take action to make their schools more representative,…

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Review: Breaking the News at the British Library

Potentially a great starter for teaching digital literacy, a few aspects should give teachers pause for thought before booking…

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Closing the writing gap by Alex Quigley

Despite wishing for more on its underpinning principles, Robbie Burns says this book has transformed his teaching of writing…

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Blog Reviews

Our reviewers’ blogs of the year, 2021/22

Regular contributors to our blogs of the year column select one blog each that has impacted their thinking or…

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Gerry Robinson’s blogs of the week, 4 July 2022

This week’s top blogs cover managing transition, reducing uniform costs, and improving equality, diversity and inclusion, with advice for…

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Sonia Thompson’s blogs of the week, 27 June 2022

Graphic novels, retrieval practice, how to be a research-informed school and headteachers’ ever-growing burden of expectations

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Melissa Jane’s blogs of the week, 20 June 2022

This week’s top blogs are on the risks of ‘measuring everyone with the same ruler’ – pupils with SEND,…

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Ruby Bhatti’s blogs of the week, 13 June 2022

This week’s top blogs are about school vision, SEND governors, safe LGBTQ+ spaces, improving workforce diversity and a journey…

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Robin Conway’s blogs of the week, 6 June 2022

This week’s top blogs cover grade inflation, live marking, policy implementation, highlighters as a study tool and empowering others…

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Research Reviews

Research

Getting everyone talking about research – and pulling together

We have all been in that meeting, it seems. The one where the same colleague constantly argues, “Actually the…

JL Dutaut
Katie Mallender
Research

Five research insights that got us thinking in 2021/22

The last word of every Schools Week edition is often the first you’ll hear of new educational research that…

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JL Dutaut
Research

Research: So…what has the pandemic changed?

As teachers prepare to start enjoying their holidays again, Iain Ford delves into Teacher Tapp research to pick out…

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Iain Ford
Research

How can we nurture teachers’ superpowers?

There are clear ways to develop impactful teacher expertise, writes Sarah Bagshaw McCormick, and merely observing colleagues’ ‘superpowers’ isn’t…

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Sarah Bagshaw-McCormick
Research

How can we judge the impact of coaching in schools?

For all the buzz about coaching, until now there has been little by way of measuring its effects in…

JL Dutaut
Rachel Lofthouse
Research

How can ‘quick-fire’ research help us answer timely questions?

The EEF’s Amy Ellis-Thompson unpicks the findings from new quick-fire research designed to test strategies to boost pupil engagement…

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Amy Ellis-Thompson