Books for FE and HE education-related courses
Becoming an inspirational teacher
An essential and aspirational read for all beginning teachers, with a clear focus on learning in order to help you become an OUTSTANDING TEACHER who makes a difference to learners, colleagues, schools and policy.
A fully revised and updated second edition of the complete guide to the new Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, suitable for use with any awarding organisation.
A critical approach to equality and special educational needs and disability
A fully updated equality- and child-centred approach to inclusive teaching, essential for all primary trainees.
A critical foundation
An essential text for students and practitioners on the development and acquisition of language and literacy in the early years.
A Thematic Approach
An up to date and accessible text that takes a critical approach to key themes within the early years, with a focus throughout on reflective practice.
A critical guide to policies and practices
An accessible and critical sourcebook about the FE sector for all those working towards QTLS.
A critical guide for teachers, headteachers and teacher educators
An essential text for anyone interested in teaching primary school children, including teacher educators, classteachers and headteachers, critically examining what constitutes outstanding or good teaching of children in the primary years .
Subject and Pedagogic Knowledge
Essential reading for all those teaching or training to teach Early Years mathematics, providing comprehensive subject and pedagogic knowledge for those responsible for the youngest children in school and their vital first experiences of learning mathematics.
An essential text for primary trainees and teachers focusing on a range of issues to develop children who can read into children who do read.
Attitudes, Approaches and Applications
Helps coaches develop their practice by assimilating ideas from a range of approaches, and applying their non-directive coaching skills in a number of other fields. Perfect for practitioners and those on coaching courses.
A Critical Alliance
A comprehensive and up to date text for all those required to understand past and current early years’ policy and practice.
An up to date multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to the well-being of young children that supports child development modules on a variety of university courses.
Written for teachers, this concise guide takes an evidence-based approach to professional learning communities and teacher enquiry, with practical advice on how to engage with and evaluate various models.
An accessible, carefully researched, quick-read on assessment for early career teachers, linked to the new ECF.
An accessible, carefully researched, quick-read on mental well-being and self-care for all early career teachers.
How knowing the facts can help your child succeed
A walk through all the most important issues in education, comparing commonly-held beliefs with simple summaries of the evidence, providing you with clear, jargon-free information.
An accessible, carefully researched, quick-read on special educational needs and disability for all early career teachers.
Signposting better choices to more adventurous teaching
Go on! You can do it!
This book follows on from David Gumbrell’s text LIFT!, arguing that when you are feeling more resilient you have the courage and confidence to take more risks. You can also calculate that risk more rationally, thereby making it less risky and more likely to result in success.