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Whole-Brain Child: 12 Proven Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

Paperback, 01/08/2012, £13.99
A pioneering and practical book for parents that explains the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures.

Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools: Learning To Ride Elephants

Paperback, 22/10/2015, £24.99
This updated edition is a theoretical and practical guide to implementing a well-being programme in your school. The book covers three areas: well-being as a philosophy of education, the teaching approach to well-being and the content that might form a well-being programme in a school. It is also a manifesto for a meaningful aim to education. There has recently been an explosion of interest in positive psychology and the teaching of well-being and 'happiness' in the PSHE world in schools and many teachers are looking for clear information on how to implement these potentially life-changing ideas in the classroom. This book provides an introduction to the theory of positive psychology and a practical guide on how to implement the theory in (primarily secondary) schools. It is written by Ian Morris who worked under Anthony Seldon at Wellington College which is well-known for its well-being and happiness curriculum.

Lazy Teacher's Handbook: How Your Students Learn More When You Tewach Less

Paperback, 21/02/2017, £18.99
It's more than six years since the bestselling Lazy Teacher's Handbook was first published and Jim Smith's Lazy Teaching philosophy has developed significantly in that time

Teaching Children to Think

Paperback, 12/07/2005, £27.99
This book is for anyone interested in teaching children how to think, to reason, and solve problems. Robert Fisher reviews the main concepts, methods and research in the teaching of thinking skills developed in recent years. The second edition provides practical ideas to develop the thinking and learning in children of all ages and abilities.

Attachment and Emotional Development in the Classroom: Theory and Practice

Paperback, 21/08/2017, £24.99
As part of preparation for the classroom, it's key for trainee teachers to understand the emotional needs of students. This book provides a clear introduction to emotional development and attachment, offering advice and guidance from a diverse range of professional perspectives including psychology, health and education.

Helping Children to Improve Their Gross Motor Skills: The Stepping Stones Curriculum

Paperback, 21/08/2017, £26.99
This step-by-step programme enables children and young people with motor coordination difficulties to master basic skills and develop their sporting ability. Activity worksheets provide instruction on how to complete incremental exercises building up to the achievement of a specific activity, such as climbing, riding a bike and playing football.

Rediscovery of Teaching

Paperback, 23/05/2017, £38.99

Peace Education: International Perspectives

Paperback, 28/01/2016, £31.99

Power of Mindful Learning

7, 24/02/1998, £11.99
Ellen Langer uses her innovative theory of mindulness, introduced in her influential earlier book, to dramatically enhance the way we learn.

Education, Entertainment, and Learning in the Home

Paperback, 01/11/2002, £24.99
Deals with learning in the home, specifically about the role that 'educational' media such as books, magazines and software can play in that process. This book traces the political and commercial context of the market for educational commodities government initiatives, and the production of educational media by publishers and distribution.

Encounter with Reggio Emilia

Paperback, 29/11/2007, £26.99
Based upon a documentary approach implemented by Stirling Council in Scotland, this book examines how its pre-school educators experienced improvements in their understanding of how young children learn.

Learning Theories for Early Years Practice

Paperback, 29/03/2018, £21.99
Divided into three main sections, this book identifies the key theorists and links them to the main issues and developments that face teachers of early years education today. This is aided by photographs, examples and clear explanations.

Herbert Marcuse: A Critical Reader

Paperback, 09/10/2003, £34.99
"The Legacy of Herbert Marcuse: A Critical Reader" is a collection of papers by 17 Marcuse scholars, which provides a comprehensive reassessment of the relevance of Marcuse's critical theory at the beginning of the 21st century.

Marcuse's Challenge to Education

Hardback, 16/01/2009, £78.00

Theory and Resistance in Education: Towards a Pedagogy for the Opposition 2ed

Paperback, 30/09/2001, £26.00
This volume provides theoretical and political tools for addressing how pedagogy, knowledge, resistance and power can be analyzed within and across a variety of cultural spheres, including but not limited to the schools. This second edition features a new introduction.

Who Cares About Education?

Paperback, 17/11/2016, £8.99

Educated: A Memoir

Paperback, 01/11/2018, £9.99

Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education

Paperback, 30/01/2019, £32.99
"[First edition published by Routledge 2008]"--T.p. verso.

Learning Theories Simplified: ...and how to apply them to teaching 2ed

Paperback, 29/01/2019, £19.99
Written for busy teachers, trainers, managers and students, this 'dip-in, dip-out' guide makes theories of learning accessible and practical.

Education: The Basics

Paperback, 17/06/2011, £18.99

Deleuze and Education

Paperback, 30/04/2012, £26.99
Looks at contemporary debates on teaching and learning across the broad territory of educational theory and philosophy of education. This title addresses contemporary debates on ethics, social experience & educational futures, subjectivity & creativity, pedagogy and literacy, mathematics, arts & science education.

Deleuze, Education and Becoming

Paperback, 01/01/2006, £39.00

Understanding and Using Educational Theories 2ed

Paperback, 29/11/2018, £23.99
This textbook gives readers a clear overview of a selection of the most influential thinkers on education in the last hundred years, including established names (Vygotsky, Bruner, Dewey), more recent thinkers (Freire, hooks, Claxton) and other key names whose writing has helped shaped our views on teaching and learning.

Curriculum: Gallimaufry to coherence

Paperback, 25/06/2018, £15.00
Increasingly, across the system, people are talking about knowledge and curriculum. In this timely new book, Mary Myatt is at her brilliant best as she passionately argues that the solutions to overcoming achievement barriers lie in understanding the curriculum and in what children and meant to know.

Adult Learning and la Recherche Feminine: Reading Resilience and Helene Cixous

Paperback, 15/12/2011, £64.00
Using Helene Cixous' notion of 'l'ecriture feminine' as an analogy for transformational learning and an investigative tool, Hoult explores why some adult learners are able to survive and thrive in the education system, despite facing significantly more challenges than the average student.

Pedagogy of Hope

Paperback, £17.99

Reimagining Teaching in Early 20th Century Experimental Schools

Hardback, 23/07/2020, £89.99
This book considers the diffusion and transfer of educational ideas through local and transcontinental networks within and across five socio-political spaces.

If you can't reach them you can't teach them: Building effective learning relationships

Paperback, 15/02/2021, £17.99
A book about putting learning relationships at the heart of your teaching; then everything else will fall into place including positive behaviour management, stress reduction, student engagement and pupil progress.

Education Policy 2ed

Paperback, 26/12/2002, £34.99
This up-to-date introduction to a key policy area, Paul Trowler puts current education policy into context by showing how it has evolved over time and in response to different political ideals.

Education for Critical Consciousness

Paperback, 15/07/2021, £17.99


Paperback, 11/08/2016, £12.99
'A hugely reassuring, common-sense guide no parent of teenage boys should be without.' - Sunday Times In his bestselling An Intelligent Person's Guide to Education, Tony Little, former Head Master of Eton College, asks the fundamental questions about how we should make our schools and schoolchildren fit for the modern world. Published with a new preface by the author, this book will enlighten teachers, students and anxious parents alike, providing advice from the author's many years as a teacher, headmaster and governor in both independent schools and academies, in answer to the key issues concerning education. Tony Little explains the research behind how teenagers' brains function and how they act accordingly, discusses how to deal with sex, drugs and poor discipline, reassesses the meaning of 'character' in a child's education, and provides his own list of books every bright 16-year-old should read. In addition, he offers tips for parents on dealing with adolescents and communicating with their child's school. Drawing on a lifetime's work in schools, An Intelligent Person's Guide to Education is a refreshing, rational and original take on the most important stage in a child's development. An entertaining and essential book for teachers, parents and students interested in how education should serve our young people, now and in future.

Expansive Learning in Professional Contexts: A Materialist Perspective

Hardback, 23/10/2016, £49.99
The book critically reviews a range of approaches to expansive learning and organizational research, establishing the bases and limitations of an Expansive Learning Index whose aim is to support collaborative provision in the context of work-based research.

Creating Learning without Limits

Paperback, 01/04/2012, £27.99
This book looks at The Wroxham School in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, which has embraced the' Learning without Limits' approach across the whole school.

Experiencing Reggio Emilia

Paperback, 01/07/2001, £25.99
The most important consideration in early education is the way in which young children learn. Their transferable skills of communication, collaboration and investigation can underpin various aspects of learning. This book focuses on these elements in a group of pre-schools in an area of Northern Italy.

Brain at School: Educational Neuroscience in the Classroom

Paperback, 01/08/2009, £26.99
This friendly book is jargon-free and no prior scientific knowledge is assumed of the reader. It is thought-provoking reading for practising teachers across all age ranges, trainee teachers, parents, head teachers, educational policymakers, academics and educational psychologists.

What If Everything You Knew About Education Was Wrong?

Hardback, 12/06/2015, £25.00
If you feel a bit cross at the presumption of some oik daring to suggest everything you know about education might be wrong, please take it with a pinch of salt.

Listening to Young Children: The Mosaic Approach 2ed

Paperback, 23/08/2011, £18.99
At a time of shifting policy in early years, this second edition offers a timely reminder that listening to young children is still important for reviewing service provision
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