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Practical Teaching

Books for teachers and senior leaders in schools, written by those who know what's it's like! The Practical Teaching series covers a range of topics from change management to humourous anecdotal tales about the small problems you encounter everyday - brought together with a common purpose of making your job easier and more satisfying, whatever stage you are at in your teaching career.

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Shifting Sands

Contemporary issues in primary schools

A practical guide to a range of key contemporary issues in primary schools, with summaries of legislation and policy, and workable strategies to embed them in the classroom.

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In the Zone

Helping children rise to the challenge of learning

In the Zone argues that challenge is an essential element of true learning, without which there can be no progress. It brings together supportive materials to encourage teachers to reflect on their present practice, take sensible risks with their teaching, and understand the importance of enjoyment and engagement for both teachers and pupils.

What Every Parent Should Know About Education

How knowing the evidence 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. 

RISK

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.