This book kept me up until 1am on a school night, and when I woke up I was so reinvigorated by the ideas and honesty in the book that I felt like I had slept for my 8 healthy hours!
Ron Berger is a teacher, and is talking about 1st hand experience and a lifetime of commitment to the ideas, which have been tried tested and shown to work in the best way.
For all those who have a hangover from reading about lovely theories on education with no practical purpose, this is the Alka-Seltzer.
I have shared this with colleagues, changed the way I talk to classes, changed the curriculum models for our assessment procedures and taken whole year groups out of the normal timetable to work through some of these ideas.
I plan on re-reading it soon!