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How do you become an outstanding primary teacher?

That is the question that every trainee, teacher and teacher educator tries to answer.

Becoming an effective teacher involves developing an identity and an excellent understanding of both theory and practice. Our books discuss theory in context, include case studies and encourage discussion to help you achieve outstanding results in school.

 

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How do expert primary classteachers really work?

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 .

If you can’t reach them you can’t teach them

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. 

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.

Inclusive Primary Teaching

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.

Key Concepts in Primary Science

Audit and Subject Knowledge

Essential reading for all primary science trainee and beginning teachers who want to strengthen their science subject knowledge. 

Learning Teaching

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.

Learning to be a Primary Teacher

Core Knowledge and Understanding

This essential guide gives all primary trainees and beginning teachers the key knowledge, understanding and skills new teachers need to succeed. 

Lesson Planning: Getting it Right in a Week

Time-saving and effective lesson planning guide for all busy teachers. 

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Children 4-11 Years

Helps trainees and teachers to identify and support primary-aged children with mental health needs, providing a range of evidence-based tools. 

Mentoring: Getting it Right in a Week

By Jonathan Gravells Series edited by Susan Wallace

Compact guide to effective mentoring for busy teachers and school leaders. 

Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom

An exploration of consensus across theory and practice

An essential and user-friendly guide to exploring the nature of creativity with ideas and practical strategies for nurturing pupils’ creative skills in primary and secondary schools.

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Phonics: Getting it Right in a Week

By Angela Gill and David Waugh Series edited by Susan Wallace

Tried and tested ideas for understanding phonics and developing effective pedagogy for busy teachers

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Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Using Cognitive Science in the Classroom

An accessible, carefully researched, quick-read outlining the benefits and applications of cognitive science for the early career teacher and their pupils.

 

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Good Autism Practice for Teachers

Embracing Neurodiversity and Supporting Inclusion

An accessible guide for primary and secondary trainees and teachers, providing practical, evidence-informed ways to support neurodivergent learners that will also benefit all pupils.

Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom

An exploration of consensus across theory and practice

An essential and user-friendly guide to exploring the nature of creativity with ideas and practical strategies for nurturing pupils’ creative skills in primary and secondary schools.