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Glengarry Glen Ross (Methuen Student Editions)
Glengarry Glen Ross (Methuen Student Editions)
by David Mamet
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 Nov. 2014
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A modern classic. The film is also well worth a watch.


One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Penguin Modern Classics)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An incredibly subtle and important modern classic. I taught ..., 2 Nov. 2014
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An incredibly subtle and important modern classic. I taught this to IB students and revealed in Solzhenitsyn's austere and potent style.


Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength
Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength
by Roy F. Baumeister
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A great popular science read, 2 Nov. 2014
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A highly readable popular science book. I enjoyed this immensely.


Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning
Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning
by John Hattie
Edition: Paperback
Price: £26.99

5.0 out of 5 stars This is John Hattie at his best., 2 Nov. 2014
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This is a must read for teachers. It presents challenging content but in a very clear chapter structure. It cites robust research and is entirely credible. This is John Hattie at his best.


Switch: How to change things when change is hard
Switch: How to change things when change is hard
by Chip Heath
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!, 2 Nov. 2014
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I am a huge fan of the Heath Bros and this is easily their best book. It provides a memorable sequence of analogies to make memorable the concept of changing behaviors. This book has one of the most influential on me as a school leader.


Don't Call it Literacy!: What every teacher needs to know about speaking, listening, reading and writing
Don't Call it Literacy!: What every teacher needs to know about speaking, listening, reading and writing
by Geoff Barton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 2 Nov. 2014
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This is a highly readable and practical book on literacy for teachers at every stage of their career. The style is concise and practical and it wears its deep expertise with ease and polish.


Not Quite a Teacher: Target Practice for Beginning Teachers
Not Quite a Teacher: Target Practice for Beginning Teachers
by Tom Bennett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars it was one of the best books on the market, 2 Nov. 2014
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Tom Bennett applies his usual humorous and warm style in this book. I read it as I was reading around books for new teachers when I was writing my 'Teach Now! English' book and, as I expected, it was one of the best books on the market.


Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom
Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom
by Daniel T. Willingham
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars A highly popular read, making challenging content very clear, 2 Nov. 2014
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A highly readable look at cognitive psychology and making it easily applicable to education. This author received a lot of undue flak for being repeatedly cited by Michael Gove, but the observations are stripped of ideology and are rooted in substantial evidence. I had perhaps expected a rather more controversial book, so on first read I was a little underwhelmed. I have reread the book since, and cited it repeatedly and it has proved an excellent read on reflection.


Making Learning Whole: How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education
Making Learning Whole: How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education
by David N. Perkins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.63

4.0 out of 5 stars ... the extended metaphor well to elaborate on principles of good learning. I don't wholly agree with some of ..., 2 Nov. 2014
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An interesting read that uses the extended metaphor well to elaborate on principles of good learning. I don't wholly agree with some of the elements of the book, but it provokes some stimulating thought for teachers and school leaders.


Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better
Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better
by Dan Heath
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 2 Nov. 2014
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This is an excellent book that raises lots of practical points for teachers considering their professional development. It is well researched and has an easy style. Highly recommended for teachers and more.


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