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Michaela Community School in Brent, London is one of the most talked-about schools in the UK. In this follow-up to the best-selling book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers, their teachers further explain how their relentlessly high expectations are helping young people to get great results and be successful.
Since opening in 2014, Michaela Community School has blazed a trail and defied many of the received notions about what works best in schools.
In Tiger Teachers Take Two, staff explore some of the things they have learned since the publication of the original book and further develop the ideology that lies beyond the headlines and social media arguments.
Chapters include: Don’t be squeamish about scripture - why we teach religion at Michaela; Relationships and systems; National Citizenship and Identity; Teaching National History; Digital Detox; Authority; Original Sin & Christian beliefs at Michaela; Telling kids the truth/teaching personal responsibility; Assessment at Michaela; Loving the difficult kids; The baby in the progressive bathwater; The culture of feedback at Michaela; Why is teaching gratitude important?; Parenting the Michaela way
About the Author
Katharine Birbalsingh is the founder and headmistress of Michaela Community School. She is the author of two books, Singleholic (2009) and To Miss with Love (2011), and editor of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers: The Michaela Way (2016).
She also hosts a blog, To Miss with Love, where she writes about the education system.
In 2017 she was included by Anthony Seldon in his list of the 20 most influential figures in British education.