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Which books on teaching/education/leadership would you recommend?

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Summerdays2014 Sun 28-Jun-20 16:06:26


We have a new head who seems keen on educational books and keeps asking what staff have been reading recently. I’m ashamed to admit that since my training days (10 years ago!) I haven’t read any. Does anyone have any recommendations with what to start with? Many thanks.

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ohthegoats Sun 28-Jun-20 16:24:35


I'm primary. Recently (over last 2 years), I've read (or read bits of):

Mind Maps for Kids - Tony Buzan
The Curriculum: Gallimaufrey to coherence - Mary Myatt
The Writing Revolution - Hochman and Wexler
The teaching stuff in Vocab Ninja and Comp Ninja - Andrew Jennings
Closing the Vocabulary Gap - Alex Quigley
A load of stuff for NASENCO, anxiety specific.
Why Don't Students Like School - Daniel Willingham

Lots of people rate:

Teach Like a Champion
Reading Reconsidered
Closing the Reading Gap
10% Braver

But I've not read them. Yet. I have Closing the Reading Gap.

Best bits of CPD I've done recently though, are on Seneca learning - the cognitive stuff and the dual coding particularly.

Summerdays2014 Sun 28-Jun-20 16:34:34

Thank you. I’m secondary drama looking to apply for a head of faculty position.
Seneca is a great idea, thank you.

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ohthegoats Sun 28-Jun-20 16:49:26

Oh, ha - my suggestions aren't much cop then!

PenOrPencil Sun 28-Jun-20 17:20:36

I like Teach like a Champion 2.0
Rosenshine seems to be the flavour of the day.
Sam Strickland’s Education Exposed and the new Michaela book on Culture are getting good reviews, too.

Summerdays2014 Sun 28-Jun-20 19:47:56

Thank you penorpencil. I was looking at the Michaela book on Amazon earlier, it I don’t think they teach drama so I’m not sure I like them 😂

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Ploughingthrough Mon 29-Jun-20 14:09:05

Essential Questions by Jay McTighe. Excellent book for any age or subject.

SionnachRua Mon 29-Jun-20 18:09:36

You could look at the blog Smart Classroom Management. If his writing appeals to you, you could get one of his books.

Brené Brown is a good read too. She doesn't write specifically for teachers but there's lots that you could apply to your teaching.

Summerdays2014 Mon 29-Jun-20 22:19:49

Thank you Ploughingthrough and SionnachRua
Lots of good suggestions for me to start with.

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welcometohell Wed 01-Jul-20 18:27:00

When the Adults Change Everything Changes.

Summerdays2014 Wed 01-Jul-20 18:45:50

That’s a new one welcometohell thank you!

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