The future of teaching by Guy Claxton

Assistant English lead, Mary Hind-Portley finds a book that promises synthesis but brings little balance to key educational debates...

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Retrieval Practice Resource Guide by Kate Jones

Emma Cate Stokes finds this book a treasure trove of useful techniques and materials, but wishes it paid more...

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A school built on ethos by James Handscombe

Debra Kidd finds moments of wonder in a book that otherwise feels like looking into another world altogether I...

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Mark. Plan. Teach. 2.0 by Ross Morrison McGill

Thomas Raine finds this book is a handy repository of what we know about effective teaching, with a relentless...

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The turning point for the teaching profession

The recommendations in this book could prove useful for small-scale improvement but the lack of a policy ‘big picture’...

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Young people on the margins

Melissa Benn finds a book that’s both subtle and harrowing, and full of evidence-based lessons on preventing the marginalisation...

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Let’s hear it from the boys

Some of the author’s research claims seem questionable, but Stella Jones finds a book that is both inspiring and...

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10 things schools get wrong (and how we can get them right)

Stephen Lockyer turns the tables on a listicle book that offers few practical solutions and very little hope  ...

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Being 10% braver by #WomenEd

Khera Potts discovers a book with bags of inspiration but little guidance on how to follow in braver women’s...

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