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A Sage on the Stage.                      
Michael Zwaagstra                              

A collection of articles on what works for teachers and learners in the classroom – and what doesn’t. Covers topics from school discipline to content knowledge to no-zero policies. 

 

What the Academy Taught Us
Eric Kalenze

Kalenze describes his involvement in a collaborative school-improvement project named the Sophomore Academy, detailing the principles that initiated it, the collective effort that kept it running, and the lasting effects it had on its teachers and students, brilliantly exploring how bottom-up approaches can succeed in any school.

 

Rosenshine's Principles in Action
Tom Sherrington 

Barak Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction are widely recognized for their clarity and simplicity and their potential to support teachers seeking to engage with cognitive science and the wider world of education research. In this concise new guide, Rosenshine fan Tom Sherrington amplifies and augments the principles and further demonstrates how they can be put into practice in everyday classrooms.

 

Connect the Dots
Tricia Taylor

This book connects the dots between three high-impact areas for student learning: Relationships, Memory and Mindset. Together, they are worth more than the sum of their parts.

 

Reflect, Expect, Check, Explain
Craig Barton

Barton offers an approach to help all our students think mathematically. It requires the careful sequencing of questions and examples, the role of the teacher, and the mathematical behavior of our students.

 

Mathematical Methods
Jo Morgan

A Compendium of Mathematical Methods brings together over one hundred different approaches from classrooms all over the world, giving curious mathematicians the opportunity to explore fascinating methods that they've never before encountered.

 

Retrieval Practice
Kate Jones

Combines evidence-informed ideas to support all teachers and leaders with examples of how retrieval practice can work inside and outside of the classroom.

 

The researchED Guide to Literacy
Edited by James Murphy 

Murphy looks at the important issue of literacy, editing contributions from writers including Professor Kathy Rastle, Dr Jessie Ricketts, Emerirus Professor Kevin Wheldall, Dr Robin Wheldall, Alex Quigley and Dianne Murphy.

 

The researchED Guide to Education Myths
Edited by Craig Barton

Barton busts the most damaging myths in education.  Are you accepting what you are told, what you think, and what you perceive to be the common consensus without question? Confront those myths – and be a better educator for it.

 

The researchED Guide to Explicit and Direct Instruction
Edited by Adam Boxer

Adam Boxer examines Direct Instruction, editing contributions from writers including: Kris Boulton; Greg Ashman; Gethyn Jones; Tom Needham; Lia Martin; Amy Coombe; Naveen Rivzi; John Blake; Sarah Barker; and Sarah Cullen.

 

The Thinking School
Kulvarn Atwal

Atwal presents a model that maximizes both formal and informal opportunities for staff development. Through peer learning, modelling, coaching and mentoring, engagement in research and other professional growth activities, the thinking school creates a dynamic collaborative culture that permeates the entire learning community.

 

Dual Coding with Teachers
Oliver Caviglioli

As part of the discovery of cognitive science, teachers are waking up to the powers of dual coding —combining words with visuals in their teaching. No other book has been designed with both cognitive science and graphic principles in mind. Every single page contains diagrams, infographics, illustrations and graphic organizers.  

 

 

Be More Toddler
Emma Turner

Inspired by the smallest of research subjects, Emma shares a practical, humorous and unique perspective on leadership by looking at it through the eyes of toddlers, illustrating real examples of what works, as well as reassurance that leadership is extremely do-able for many of us.  

 

 

Building Belonging
Cathal Lynch 

With a robust evidence base, Building Belonging provides all the tools you need to help you get unstuck when it comes to school improvement, offering a North Star by which you can navigate your ship in times of turbulence to prevent the risk of faltering on the rocks.

Memorable Teaching
Peps Mccrea

Pulls together the best available evidence from cognitive science and educational research and stitches them together into a concise and coherent set of actionable principles that can be used to improve your impact in the classroom.

 

Lean Lesson Planning
Peps Mccrea

Draws on the latest evidence from educational research and cognitive science, to present a concise and coherent framework to help you improve learning experiences and outcomes for your students.

 

Rekenrek 101
Amy How

The rekenrek is an exciting and innovative classroom tool that enhances and supports the natural development of number sense in children. It encourages learning across a range of mathematical skills and concepts, from simple addition to distributive property and fractions.

 

High Challenge, Low Threat
Mary Myatt

Informed through thousands of conversations over a 20-year career in education, Mary shows the lessons that school management teams can learn from leaders in a wide range of other sectors and points to the conditions which these leaders create to allow colleagues to engage with difficult issues enthusiastically and wholeheartedly.

 

The Curriculum
Mary Myatt

Increasingly people are talking about knowledge and curriculum. In this timely new book, Mary Myatt is at her brilliant best as she passionately argues that the solutions to overcoming achievement barriers lie in understanding the curriculum and in what children are meant to know.

Leadership Matters 3.0
Andy Buck

In this revised and updated edition, the author takes an in-depth and diagnostic approach, encouraging leaders at all levels in schools to think about their own personal qualities; their specific situation; their own leadership actions; and their own overall leadership approach.