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Becoming a Teacher is coming soon!
28 July 2021

Written by Alan Newland, Becoming a Teacher is an inspiring and motivating guide to embarking confidently on a career in teaching and, above all, acquiring and developing the essential character traits and values to flourish in it.

Accessible, readable and engaging, Becoming a Teacher draws on Alan’s decades of professional work and academic study in education to set out the key principles for developing and understanding the professional values essential to becoming a good teacher.

Take a look inside the book here.

Find out more and pre-order your copy here.

“What is appealing about Alan’s book is that it encompasses so many crucial aspects of ITT. Not only does it relate to key legal elements of the role but has clear links to the Teachers’ Standards and professional and personal attributes and values – essential for all teachers. We will be providing all of our trainees with a copy of the book at the start of our training programme.”

Stuart Russell, Director of ITT, Kent and Medway Teacher Training

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Watch Anthony Kessel introduce The Five Clues
28 July 2021

Anthony Kessel introduces The Five Clues – a new detective novel for reading ages 11+. The book will be available on 2nd August 2021!

Don’t Doubt the Rainbow is a new contemporary detective series with a difference – to solve each mystery, 13-year-old Edie Marble must harness the Three Principles, a new approach to understanding how the mind works that is currently proving invaluable in improving mental health and well-being in children internationally.

The first book in the series, The Five Clues, is a real-time murder-mystery thriller and family drama, combining an exciting race against time with a heart-rending story about a teenager learning to live with the loss of a beloved parent.

Find out more about the book here.

Take a sneak peek inside the book here.

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Three of our books are included in Schools Week’s ‘12 books to look forward to’
27 July 2021

 

Schools Week features three of our books: 'Becoming a Teacher', 'The Four Pillars of Parental Engagement' and 'The CPD Curriculum' in their article '12 books to look forward to this summer and beyond'.

​Read the article in full here.

Accessible, readable and engaging, Becoming a Teacher draws on Alan Newland’s decades of professional work and academic study in education to set out the key principles for developing and understanding the professional values essential to becoming a good teacher. Find out more here.

In The Four Pillars of Parental Engagement, Justin Robbins and Karen Dempster offer a unique approach to the holy grail of parental engagement for the 21st century. Rather than setting it as a separate activity, they consider parental engagement as a planned, sustained and integral part of the whole-school approach: an approach which starts with the school vision and positions parents and schools equally as fundamental to student learning. Find out more here.

Co-authored by Zoe Enser and Mark Enser, The CPD Curriculum: Creating conditions for growth shares expert and practical guidance for schools on designing and delivering continuing professional development (CPD) that truly lives up to its name. Zoe and Mark explain how schools can overcome issues with CPD that can leave teachers plateauing in their development after just a few years, and share a variety of case studies that illustrate the key components of an effective CPD programme that builds on teachers’ prior knowledge. Find out more here.

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Celebrating Teachers has been reviewed by UKEdChat
27 July 2021

"The book offers a fantastic range of real-world school stories, showing how individual teachers have positively impacted on young people they taught." Read UKEdChat's great review of Gary Toward and Chris Henley's new book 'Celebrating Teachers', which has been given a rating of 9.2/10!

PROS

  • The book offers a fantastic range of real-world school stories, showing how individual teachers have positively impacted on young people they taught.
  • Gary & Chris reflect on each of the 19 stories shared, highlighting the difference each individual made, and how the reader can change their practice to make a difference to individuals.
  • A top-ten collection of traits is highlighted within the conclusion, showcasing behaviours that teachers can adopt to ensure all students become active learners.
  • Is it nice to view how other teachers work, and this book does spotlight what happens in various school settings at different phases and in different parts of the UK.
  • The book celebrates the fantastic brilliance of 19 individual teachers, and although you may not be included, be assured that you are likely to be included within the narrative of young people who you have taught. This book also salutes you.

Read the full review here.

Gary Toward and Chris Henley believe that teaching is the best and most important profession. Now, you might argue that it would be medicine that should take that accolade – as medics save lives and mend people. But teachers create lives and ‘make’ people. They, in fact, create medics!

This book celebrates the superhero of the classroom: the teacher.

Teachers make a difference, and often that difference is life-changing. In this book, Gary and Chris look at some of the many cases where such a difference has been made and examine exactly what it was that made such an impact on the life of the young person – and they also highlight the key approaches that teachers might want to try out in their own classroom, with their own pupils.

Find out more about the book here.

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Register for Richard Evans’ session at the Pupil Mental Health conference
27 July 2021

 

Richard Evans, author of Independent Thinking on Emotional Literacy, will be speaking at the Pupil Mental Health conference organised by SecEd and Headteacher Update. Richard's session will discuss why emotional literacy is so vital to pupil outcomes.

​Find out more and register here.

 

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The CPD Curriculum has been reviewed by UKEdChat
27 July 2021

 

"This is an ideal book for any school, or school-leader, who is struggling on how to best improve CPD practices across the school, offering tips, signposts and case-studies that can be easily adapted." Read UKEdChat's review of The CPD Curriculum by Zoe Enser and Mark Enser.

​Read the full review here.

Co-authored by Zoe Enser and Mark Enser, The CPD Curriculum: Creating conditions for growth shares expert and practical guidance for schools on designing and delivering continuing professional development (CPD) that truly lives up to its name.

There is a wealth of research available on professional learning, from both within and outside the education sphere, and in this book Zoe and Mark pull it all together to help school leaders optimise teachers’ ongoing learning and growth.

 

Zoe and Mark explain how schools can overcome issues with CPD that can leave teachers plateauing in their development after just a few years, and share a variety of case studies that illustrate the key components of an effective CPD programme that builds on teachers’ prior knowledge.

Discover the book here.

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