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‘This Much I Know about Love over Fear. Creating a Culture for Truly Great Teaching’, by John Tomsett

Zoe James shares her thoughts on John Tomsett’s book; ‘This Much I Know about Love over Fear.  Creating a Culture for Truly Great Teaching’ Building on his blog, John Tomsett’s book comes fully endorsed by the educational Twitterati.  As such, it embraces the current zeitgeist:  growth mind-set, research led practice, and the end of top … Continue reading

Book review: James Kerr (2013). Legacy What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life. London: Constable. Edition.

In 1998 as a young and fresh faced trainee teacher I was fortunate enough to watch an All Blacks training session at Bracknell Rugby club with some team mates from my university rugby club. It was an experience that has stuck with me since that day; I watched a cohesive group of my heroes working … Continue reading

Book review: David Didau, 2014. The Secret of Literacy: Making the Implicit, Explicit. Edition. Independent Thinking Press

Literacy? That’s someone else’s job, isn’t it? David Didau’s The Secret of Literacy, Making the implicit explicit is an essential and inspiring book for all teachers. It is an easy book to access with practical examples and ideas to improve the level of literacy within all lessons and subject areas. This book really makes you … Continue reading

Book review: Paul Ginnis, 2002. The Teacher’s Toolkit. Edition. Crown Publishers.

Paul Ginnis, 2002. The Teacher’s Toolkit. Edition. Crown Publishers. This is a book that I have had in my own professional library for quite a while; although it has now been published for quite some time it’s dog-eared nature indicates how useful an asset it has been to me and countless colleagues over the years! … Continue reading

Book review: Will Thomas, 2009. Coaching Solutions 2nd Edition: Practical Ways to Improve Performance in Education. 2 Edition. Bloomsbury Academic.

Will Thomas, 2009. Coaching Solutions 2nd Edition: Practical Ways to Improve Performance in Education. 2 Edition. Bloomsbury Academic. Will Thomas Alistair Smith As an avid reader of football related coaching books, I was recommended this great read about two and half years ago by my line manager. This book helped me as an aspiring middle leader … Continue reading