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  • Creating the Schools Our Children Need by Dylan Wiliam
    Creating the Schools Our Children Need (English, Paperback) Dylan Wiliam

    Breaks down the methods schools use to improve, and the gaps between what research tells us works and what we actually do. The book analyses the three implementable improvements that are proven to be factors in school success: building a curriculum focused on developing knowledge; supporting a culture where every teacher improves; and applying a framework for evaluating new district initiatives.

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  • Miseducation by Diane Reay
    Miseducation (English, Paperback) Diane Reay

    This book brings Brian Jackson and Dennis Marsden's pioneering Education and the Working Class from 1962 up to date for the 21st century and reveals what we can do to achieve a fairer education system.

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  • Embedding Formative Assessment by Dylan Wiliam
    Embedding Formative Assessment (English, Paperback) Dylan Wiliam, Siobhan Leahy

    This clear, practical guide for teachers centers on practical formative assessment techniques for implementing five key strategies in K-12 classrooms.

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  • Growth Mindset Pocketbook by Barry Hymer
    Growth Mindset Pocketbook (Paperback) Barry Hymer, Mike Gershon

    Whatever it is that makes you you, can you affect it? Your answer to that question gives us a glimpse into your 'mindset'. People with fixed mindsets believe that fundamental qualities like intelligence are essentially stable; people with growth mindsets believe that such qualities can be developed and nurtured.

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  • The Case against Education by Bryan Caplan
    The Case against Education (English, Hardback) Bryan Caplan

    Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education...

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  • Contemporary Theories of Learning by Knud Illeris
    Contemporary Theories of Learning (English, Paperback) Knud Illeris

    This tenth anniversary edition of Knud Illeris's classic 2008 text is an updated and definitive collection of today's most influential learning theorists, now containing additional chapters from John Hattie and Gregory Donoghue, Sharan Merriam, Gert Biesta and Carolyn Jackson. This book brings together world-renowned experts, who each present their understanding of what learning is and how human...

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  • What are Universities For? by Stefan Collini
    What are Universities For? (English, Paperback) Stefan Collini

    Across the world, universities are more numerous than they have ever been, yet at the same time there is unprecedented confusion about their purpose and skepticism about their value. This title offers an argument for rethinking the way we see our universities, and why we need them.

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  • Understanding and Using Educational Theories by Karl Aubrey
    Understanding and Using Educational Theories (English, Paperback) Karl Aubrey, Alison Riley

    This text provides education students with a clear critical overview of the most influential twentieth and twenty-first century thinkers in teaching and learning and shows how they translate in to practice.

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  • Becoming Brilliant by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
    Becoming Brilliant (English, Paperback) Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek

    Stories about the failures of our educational systems abound, but most of them stop after pointing out the problems. Becoming Brilliant goes beyond complaining to offer solutions that parents can apply right now. Authors Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek provide a science-based framework for how we should be educating children in and outside school.

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  • Unflattening by Nick Sousanis
    Unflattening (English, Paperback) Nick Sousanis

    The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked in meaning-making? In this experiment in visual thinking, drawn in comics, Nick Sousanis defies conventional discourse to offer readers a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge.

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  • Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
    Dumbing Us Down (English, Paperback) John Taylor Gatto

    Throw off the shackles of formal schooling and embark upon a rich journey of self-directed, life-long learning

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  • Why Knowledge Matters by E. D. Hirsch
    Why Knowledge Matters (English, Paperback) E. D. Hirsch

    In Why Knowledge Matters, influential scholar E. D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform and shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences.  

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  • Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding, Elementary by Julie Stern
    Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding, Elementary (English, Paperback) Julie Stern, Nathalie Lauriault

    An elementary book for teachers, helping them to learn why conceptual learning is a natural fit for young minds, strategies for introducing children to conceptual learning, instructional strategies to help students uncover and transfer concepts, and much, much more.

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  • Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition by Isabel L. Beck
    Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition (English, Paperback) Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown

    Hundreds of thousands of teachers have used this highly practical guide to help K-12 students enlarge their vocabulary and get involved in noticing, understanding, and using new words. Grounded in research, the book explains how to select words for instruction, introduce their meanings, and create engaging learning activities that promote both word knowledge and reading comprehension. The authors are trusted experts who draw on extensive experience in diverse classrooms and schools. Sample lessons and vignettes, children's literature suggestions, end-of-chapter summaries, and "Your Turn" learning activities enhance the book's utility as a classroom resource, professional development tool, or course text. New to This Edition *Reflects over a decade of advances in research-based vocabulary instruction. *Chapters on vocabulary and writing; assessment; and differentiating instruction for struggling readers and English language learners, including coverage of response to intervention (RTI). *Expanded discussions of content-area vocabulary and multiple-meaning words. *Many additional examples showing what robust instruction looks like in action. *Appendix with a useful menu of instructional activities. See also the authors' Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples, which includes specific instructional sequences for different grade ranges, as well asMaking Sense of Phonics, Second Edition: The Hows and Whys, by Isabel L. Beck and Mark E. Beck, an invaluable resource for K-3.

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  • Critical Thinking Skills by Stella Cottrell
    Critical Thinking Skills (English, Paperback) Stella Cottrell

    Written by internationally renowned author Stella Cottrell, this is an essential resource for students looking to refine their thinking, reading and writing skills.

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  • Rethinking Outdoor, Experiential and Informal Education by Tony Jeffs
    Rethinking Outdoor, Experiential and Informal Education (English, Paperback) Tony Jeffs

    This book seeks to bring together the two disciplines of informal and outdoor education, and challenges readers to think differently about outdoor and adventure education. It develops core ideas and thinking about informal education within outdoor settings, and explores how its principles and practice can enhance outdoor education....

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  • Research Methods in Education by Louis Cohen
    Research Methods in Education (English, Paperback) Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion

    This thoroughly updated and extended eighth edition of the long-running bestseller Research Methods in Education covers the whole range of methods employed by educational research at all stages. Its five main parts cover: the context of educational research; research design; methodologies for educational research; methods of data collection; and data analysis and reporting. It continues to be the...

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  • Teaching, Coaching and Mentoring Adult Learners by Heather Fehring
    Teaching, Coaching and Mentoring Adult Learners (English, Paperback) Heather Fehring

    The challenge for those coaching, mentoring, supervising or teaching adults is to design and deliver high-quality programmes that encompass a blend of teaching and learning approaches and strategies, that are constructed for adult learners in multiple educational environments and that cater for the diversity of adult learners' needs. Adult learners are complex individuals who come to the learning...

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  • British Values and the Prevent Duty in the Early Years by Kerry Maddock
    British Values and the Prevent Duty in the Early Years (English, Paperback) Kerry Maddock

    An informed guide to understanding and implementing the British Values and Prevent Duty in an early years setting. With an extensive background on the legislation, the author provides detailed strategies for educators to deliver age-appropriate instruction on radicalisation and terrorism.

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