Books for teachers and senior leaders in schools, written by those who know what's it's like! The Practical Teaching series covers a diverse 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.
Signposting better choices to more adventurous teaching
39 reflections to improve your decision making in the classroom and beyond.
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.
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.
Time and task management in teaching
39 reflections to turn task completion into time for you
Following on from LIFT and RISK, David Gumbrell uses his unique approach to help you juggle your workload and tackle your to do list with greater effectiveness. An increase in productivity means you can create more time for you leading to improved well-being and a happier and relaxed teaching experience.
Building effective learning relationships
A book about putting learning relationships at the heart of your teaching; then everything else will fall into place including positive behaviour management, stress reduction, student engagement and pupil progress.
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.