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The Best Initial Assessment Guide: Getting it Right – from the Start – Hilary Read

This practical guide is aimed at all those involved in initial assessment (IA) and recruitment of learners and makes the business case for getting it right – from the start! Contents include: information on what goes in to the design of an initial assessment system to help you design your own guidance on choosing and…

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The Best Vocational Trainer’s Guide: Essential Knowledge and Skills for Those Responsible for Workplace Learning (‘The Best …’ Series)  – Hilary Read

This comprehensive guide is for trainers and employers delivering vocational training in the further education and skills sector. Based on best practice in planning learning, training and coaching work-based learners, the guide draws on the knowledge and experience of experts and practitioners, with many real-life examples. It will help users gain the skills they need…

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The Best Quality Assurer’s Guide: For IQAs and EQAs of Vocational Qualifications (‘The Best …’ Series) – Hilary Read

This practical, engaging guide from Hilary Read is for everyone with responsibility for internal or external quality assurance, whether you are new to your role or experienced. The guide contains: – links to the new qualifications for IQAs and EQAs and the national occupational standards, to help you gain a qualification or meet CPD requirements…

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The Best Assessor’s Guide: Essential Knowledge and Skills for Vocational Assessors – Hilary Read

The second edition of this best-selling handbook is for everyone with responsibility for vocational assessment, whether new to the role, an experienced assessor or responsible for training assessors. Completely revised and updated to reflect recent changes in assessment practice, this guide explains the role of the assessor in apprenticeships (England), how to approach the different…

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Workplace Learning and Development: Delivering Competitive Advantage for Your Organization  – Jackie Clifford & Sara Thorpe 

Learning and development is essential to organizational success. Training courses were traditionally used as the key method of teaching, but increasingly the focus is shifting to individuals and managers adopting a more flexible approach to learning. Organizations are being held responsible for maximizing the skills, knowledge and behaviours available to them, ensuring that employees are…

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Understanding Emotional Intelligence: Strategies for Boosting Your EQ and Using it in the Workplace  –  Frances Kay & Neilson Kite – Kindle Edition

Emotional intelligence, more than IQ and technical know-how, gives a valuable competitive edge to organizations and is crucial to the success of individuals. Used to its full advantage, emotional intelligence can improve relationships with vital business contacts to achieve your desired outcomes, help you perform better at interview and job applications and improve your decision…

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Understanding Emotional Intelligence: Strategies for Boosting Your EQ and Using it in the Workplace – Frances Kay & Neilson Kite 

Emotional intelligence, more than IQ and technical know-how, gives a valuable competitive edge to organizations and is crucial to the success of individuals. Used to its full advantage, emotional intelligence can improve relationships with vital business contacts to achieve your desired outcomes, help you perform better at interview and job applications and improve your decision…

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Turning Learning into Action: A Proven Methodology for Effective Transfer of Learning – Emma Weber 

Learning transfer is the missing link in training. Using conventional approaches to training, an average of just 10-20% of learning makes it back into the workplace and contributes to better business outcomes. With the current increased emphasis on efficiency and cost-effectiveness, such a dismal record is no longer acceptable. To improve these statistics and to…

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The Training Design Manual: The Complete Practical Guide to Creating Effective and Successful Training Programmes – Tony Bray – Kindle Edition

This workbook and the accompanying online resources provide a one-stop reference manual to designing and delivering a successful training course. Written in a practical and user-friendly style, The Training Design Manual provides both theory and practical exercises; guiding the reader through the total design process from start to finish. Theory and concepts are followed by…

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The Training Design Manual: The Complete Practical Guide to Creating Effective and Successful Training Programmes – Tony Bray 

This workbook and the accompanying online resources provide a one-stop reference manual to designing and delivering a successful training course. Written in a practical and user-friendly style, The Training Design Manual provides both theory and practical exercises; guiding the reader through the total design process from start to finish. Theory and concepts are followed by…

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The Learning Challenge: Dealing with Technology, Innovation and Change in Learning and Development – Nigel Paine – Kindle Edition

The landscape of workplace learning is transforming. Organizations today understand that formal training is not always the best solution in the fast changing world of innovation and new technology. The rise of social and informal learning, gamification of training, dealing with big data and working with extended enterprise are just some challenges L&D professionals face…

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The Learning Challenge: Dealing with Technology, Innovation and Change in Learning and Development – Nigel Paine  

The landscape of workplace learning is transforming. Organizations today understand that formal training is not always the best solution in the fast changing world of innovation and new technology. The rise of social and informal learning, gamification of training, dealing with big data and working with extended enterprise are just some challenges L&D professionals face…

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The Leadership Skills Handbook: 50 Essential Skills You Need to be a Leader –  Jo Owen – Kindle Edition

Winner of the CMI Management Book of the Year Awards in the 2012/2013 New Manager category, The Leadership Skills Handbook from best-selling author Jo Owen reveals the essential skills you need to be an effective leader. It shows you what works in practice, not in theory. Each skill is presented in a concise, easy to…

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The Leadership Skills Handbook: 50 Essential Skills You Need to be a Leader – Jo Owen 

Winner of the CMI Management Book of the Year Awards in the 2012/2013 New Manager category, The Leadership Skills Handbook from best-selling author Jo Owen reveals the essential skills you need to be an effective leader. It shows you what works in practice, not in theory. Each skill is presented in a concise, easy to…

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The Experiential Learning Toolkit: Blending Practice with Concepts – Colin Beard – Kindle Edition 

The Experiential Learning Toolkit presents a diverse range of practical exercises, which are based on the theory of experiential learning. Experiential learning is concerned with learning through direct experience, which aims to create more effective, engaging and embedded learning. Each activity presented includes a description of the underlying principles, practical information on delivering the exercise as…

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The Experiential Learning Toolkit: Blending Practice with Concepts – Colin Beard 

The Experiential Learning Toolkit presents a diverse range of practical exercises, which are based on the theory of experiential learning. Experiential learning is concerned with learning through direct experience, which aims to create more effective, engaging and embedded learning. Each activity presented includes a description of the underlying principles, practical information on delivering the exercise as…

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Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Training: Volume 4 – Kaye Thorne 

In recent years there has been a reduction of traditional, menu-driven training courses and a growth in alternative learning solutions. The role of trainer has evolved to include internal consultant, learning adviser, facilitator of learning, e-learning designer and workplace coach, and as a result there is now a very real need for professional trainers to…

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Strategic Talent Development: Develop and Engage All Your People for Business Success  –  Janice Caplan  – Kindle Edition

In recent years globalization and technological advances have changed the business world. In this new world of ideas, which may come from anywhere within the company, businesses must be sufficiently agile, future-focused, and innovative to keep pace with rapid change. In these new conditions, command and control systems no longer work effectively and nor do…

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Strategic Talent Development: Develop and Engage All Your People for Business Success  – Janice Caplan 

In recent years globalization and technological advances have changed the business world. In this new world of ideas, which may come from anywhere within the company, businesses must be sufficiently agile, future-focused, and innovative to keep pace with rapid change. In these new conditions, command and control systems no longer work effectively and nor do…

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Strategic Internal Communication: How to Build Employee Engagement and Performance –  David Cowan – Kindle Edition

Effective internal communications is a much neglected area in the world of business. While most organizations recognize that the external communication between customers and shareholders is crucial to the success of a business, very few consider the implications of their internal communication or develop a clear strategy for it. So while management decisions may be…

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Strategic Internal Communication: How to Build Employee Engagement and Performance – David Cowan 

Effective internal communications is a much neglected area in the world of business. While most organizations recognize that the external communication between customers and shareholders is crucial to the success of a business, very few consider the implications of their internal communication or develop a clear strategy for it. So while management decisions may be…

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Mindful Coaching: How Mindfulness can Transform Coaching Practice  – Liz Hall  – Kindle Edition 

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, helping us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we are better able to manage them. Mindful Coaching is a comprehensive guide to using mindfulness effectively in coaching. It enables coaches to work closely with…

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Mindful Coaching: How Mindfulness can Transform Coaching Practice  – Liz Hall  

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, helping us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we are better able to manage them. Mindful Coaching is a comprehensive guide to using mindfulness effectively in coaching. It enables coaches to work closely with…

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101 Learning and Development Tools: Essential Techniques for Creating, Delivering and Managing Effective Training – Kenneth Fee 

101 Learning and Development Tools is your practical guide to all the most up-to-date training techniques, organized around the classic learning and development cycle. Whether you need a quick, ready solution or some guidance on where to go for in-depth information, this is your essential reference guide. It picks up from where you are in…

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101 Learning and Development Tools: Essential Techniques for Creating, Delivering and Managing Effective Training – Kenneth Fee 

101 Learning and Development Tools is your practical guide to all the most up-to-date training techniques, organized around the classic learning and development cycle. Whether you need a quick, ready solution or some guidance on where to go for in-depth information, this is your essential reference guide. It picks up from where you are in…

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Leadership Assessment for Talent Development – Tony Wall & John Knights – Kindle Edition

For professionals responsible for talent management and development, assessing competence and capability is crucial, especially in relation to recruiting the right leader. Yet talent professionals can also use leadership assessment as a positive and powerful talent development tool. Leadership Assessment for Talent Development goes beyond recruitment to position assessment as a central, strategic activity. It…

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Leadership Assessment for Talent Development – Tony Wall & John Knights 

For professionals responsible for talent management and development, assessing competence and capability is crucial, especially in relation to recruiting the right leader. Yet talent professionals can also use leadership assessment as a positive and powerful talent development tool. Leadership Assessment for Talent Development goes beyond recruitment to position assessment as a central, strategic activity. It…

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International Human Resource Development: Learning, Education and Training for Individuals and Organizations – John P. Wilson – Kindle Edition

International Human Resource Development provides thought-provoking questions and stimulating answers to key issues in human resource development today, putting HRD in its strategic organizational context and examining in depth the process of learning from different perspectives. This third edition provides a thorough exploration of international human resource development, and has been completely updated and revised with…

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International Human Resource Development: Learning, Education and Training for Individuals and Organizations – John P. Wilson 

International Human Resource Development provides thought-provoking questions and stimulating answers to key issues in human resource development today, putting HRD in its strategic organizational context and examining in depth the process of learning from different perspectives. This third edition provides a thorough exploration of international human resource development, and has been completely updated and revised with…

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How to Create a Coaching Culture (HR Fundamentals) – Gillian Jones & Ro Gorell  – Kindle Edition

How to Create a Coaching Culture is a practical guide to developing an effective, efficient coaching culture in your organization. It demonstrates how to empower your workforce to achieve higher performance and greater business results. Specifically tailored to practitioner needs it offers an overview of coaching practice and aligns it clearly with organizational and HR…

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Facilitating Reflective Learning: Coaching, Mentoring and Supervision – Anne Brockbank & Ian McGill – Kindle Edition

Facilitating Reflective Learning: Coaching, Mentoring and Supervision is written by two leading experts in the field. The text explains how coaching and mentoring works in different situations. The authors guide the reader through key learning theories; describe the different models available for coaching and mentoring; and demonstrate how they can be applied in practice. In…

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Facilitating Reflective Learning: Coaching, Mentoring and Supervision – Anne Brockbank & Ian McGill 

Facilitating Reflective Learning: Coaching, Mentoring and Supervision is written by two leading experts in the field. The text explains how coaching and mentoring works in different situations. The authors guide the reader through key learning theories; describe the different models available for coaching and mentoring; and demonstrate how they can be applied in practice. In…

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Experiential Learning: A Handbook for Education, Training and Coaching – Colin Beard & John P. Wilson – Kindle Edition 

Experiential Learning enables educators, trainers, coaches and facilitators to unleash some of the more potent ingredients of learning through experience. It presents a simple model: the Learning Combination Lock, which illustrates the wide range of factors that can be altered to enhance the learning experience. The theory is brought to life with hundreds of examples…

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Experiential Learning: A Handbook for Education, Training and Coaching  –  Colin Beard & John P. Wilson  

Experiential Learning enables educators, trainers, coaches and facilitators to unleash some of the more potent ingredients of learning through experience. It presents a simple model: the Learning Combination Lock, which illustrates the wide range of factors that can be altered to enhance the learning experience. The theory is brought to life with hundreds of examples…

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Employee Engagement (HR Fundamentals) – Emma Bridger – Kindle Edition

Kindle Edition Achieving employee engagement is crucial to the success and continued high performance of any organization. But with budgets tighter than ever before, economic struggles and an increasingly stressful workplace for staff, it has become an increasingly difficult task. Aimed at HR practitioners and managers, Employee Engagement offers a complete, practical resource for understanding,…

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Employee Engagement (HR Fundamentals) – Emma Bridger

Achieving employee engagement is crucial to the success and continued high performance of any organization. But with budgets tighter than ever before, economic struggles and an increasingly stressful workplace for staff, it has become an increasingly difficult task. Aimed at HR practitioners and managers, Employee Engagement offers a complete, practical resource for understanding, measuring and…

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Developing Resilient Organizations: How to Create an Adaptive, High-Performance and Engaged Organization – by Doug Strycharczyk & Charles Elvin 

Much of the fear and uncertainty surrounding the global recession is concerned with the adverse impact it will have on organisations and society. However, recessions are nothing new. We know from past experience that when a recession is over, there always emerge organisations and individuals who have not only survived but have thrived. They often…

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Developing Resilient Organizations: How to Create an Adaptive, High-Performance and Engaged Organization – by Doug Strycharczyk & Charles Elvin  – Kindle Edition

Kindle Edition Much of the fear and uncertainty surrounding the global recession is concerned with the adverse impact it will have on organisations and society. However, recessions are nothing new. We know from past experience that when a recession is over, there always emerge organisations and individuals who have not only survived but have thrived….

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Delivering E-Learning: A Complete Strategy for Design Application and Assessment  – Kenneth Fee – Kindle Edition

Kindle Edition Delivering E-Learning describes a new and better way of understanding e-learning. The author looks at overcoming objections to e-learning and acknowledging poor past practice before presenting a new strategic approach. It places the emphasis firmly on learning, not the technology, de-mystifying the jargon and de-bunking industry myths. The current way most people look…

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Complete Training: From Recruitment to Retirement – Robin Hoyle – Kindle Edition

Kindle Edition The training and development needs of any workforce vary dramatically between the generations and levels even so far as the style of communication needed to be effective.At the same time training budgets are tighter than ever before and training departments are increasing marginalised as informal learning in a cyber workplace grows. So how…

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Complete Training: From Recruitment to Retirement – Robin Hoyle

The training and development needs of any workforce vary dramatically between the generations and levels even so far as the style of communication needed to be effective.At the same time training budgets are tighter than ever before and training departments are increasing marginalised as informal learning in a cyber workplace grows. So how can you…

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Complete Training Evaluation: The Comprehensive Guide to Measuring Return on Investment  – Richard Griffin – Kindle Edition

Kindle Edition While substantial advances have been made in the L&D profession over the last decade, evaluation remains by far the weakest part of the L&D cycle. Most organisations wish to evaluate the impact of their investment in training but few do it well, and the lack of effective methods is one of the key…

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Complete Training Evaluation: The Comprehensive Guide to Measuring Return on Investment  – Richard Griffin

While substantial advances have been made in the L&D profession over the last decade, evaluation remains by far the weakest part of the L&D cycle. Most organisations wish to evaluate the impact of their investment in training but few do it well, and the lack of effective methods is one of the key barriers. Complete…

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The Complete Guide to Mentoring: How to Design, Implement and Evaluate Effective Mentoring Programmes  – Hilarie Owen – Kindle Edition

Kindle Edition The Complete Guide to Mentoring is your step-by-step guide to implementing a successful mentoring programme in your organization. Packed with high-profile interviews, case studies and questionnaires, it includes a wealth of practical advice on every aspect of the design, fulfilment and assessment of a mentoring scheme. Learn how to: set up an effective mentoring programme…

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The Complete Guide to Mentoring: How to Design, Implement and Evaluate Effective Mentoring Programmes  – Hilarie Owen

The Complete Guide to Mentoring is your step-by-step guide to implementing a successful mentoring programme in your organization. Packed with high-profile interviews, case studies and questionnaires, it includes a wealth of practical advice on every aspect of the design, fulfilment and assessment of a mentoring scheme. Learn how to: set up an effective mentoring programme – develop…

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The Essential Guide to Employee Engagement: Better Business Performance Through Staff Satisfaction – Sarah Cook

Engaged employees are more productive, engender greater customer satisfaction and loyalty, and help promote a company’s brand.  The Essential Guide to Employee Engagement provides the tools necessary to make this happen. This book explores the concept and practice behind creating an engaged workforce and how this can contribute to organizational success.  Cook draws on case studies and…

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Coaching and Mentoring: Practical Conversations to Improve Learning – Eric Paesloe (Author), Melville Leedham (Contributor)

Coaching and Mentoring examines how to create conversations which encourage personal development; exploring the ways in which we can interact to help support and improve performance. The second edition of this highly successful book has been radically updated to reflect recent dramatic changes in this important area. The authors demonstrate how important it is to…

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The Schools We Need: And Why We Don’t Have Them – E D Hirsch Jr

All new teachers should be working towards ‘associate’ or ‘full’ teacher status if they teach in a further and adult teacher/training context. Planning and Enabling Learning is a core unit of the new teaching qualifications, and this book fully addresses all the required learning outcomes and content of that unit, specifically targeted at learners taking…

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Summerhill School – Alexander Neill 

Originally published in 1960, “Summerhill “became an instant bestseller and a classic volume of education for an entire generation. Now, this thoroughly expanded and revised version of the original “Summerhill “reinstates the revolutionary “free school” traditions begun by Summerhill’s founder A.S. Neill. As American education lags behind the rest of the world, this new edition…

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The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education – Kathryn Ecclestone

The silent ascendancy of a therapeutic ethos across the education system and into the workplace demands a book that serves as a wake up call to everyone. Kathryn Ecclestone and Dennis Hayes’ controversial and compelling book uses a wealth of examples across the education system, from primary schools to university, and the workplace to show…

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Race between Education and Technology  – Claudia Goldin & Lawrence Katz 

This book provides a careful historical analysis of the co-evolution of educational attainment and the wage structure in the United States through the twentieth century. The authors propose that the twentieth century was not only the American Century but also the Human Capital Century. That is, the American educational system is what made America the…

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A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change – Douglas Thomas

The twenty-first century is a world in constant change. In A New Culture of Learning, Doug Thomas and John Seely Brown pursue an understanding of how the forces of change, and emerging waves of interest associated with these forces, inspire and invite us to imagine a future of learning that is as powerful as it…

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DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education – Anya Kamenetz

The price of college tuition has increased more than any other major good or service for the last twenty years. Nine out of ten American high school seniors aspire to go to college, yet the United States has fallen from world leader to only the tenth most educated nation. Almost half of college students don’t…

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Teaching Digital Natives  – Marc Prensky

Students today are growing up in a digital world. These “digital natives” learn in new and different ways, so educators need new approaches to make learning both real and relevant for today’s students. Marc Prensky, who first coined the terms “digital natives” and “digital immigrants,” presents an intuitive yet highly innovative and field-tested partnership model…

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The Flickering Mind: Saving Education from the False Promise of Technology –  Todd Oppenheimer

The Flickering Mind, by National Magazine Award winner Todd Oppenheimer, is a landmark account of the failure of technology to improve our schools and a call for renewed emphasis on what really works. American education faces an unusual moment of crisis. For decades, our schools have been beaten down by a series of curriculum fads,…

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Teaching With the Tools Kids Really Use: Learning With Web and Mobile Technologies  – Susan J. Brooks -Young

Designed to help educators deliver relevant instruction through the use of 21st-century technologies, this resource examines available low-cost hardware, explores free Web 2.0 tools, and sheds light on the pros and cons of using mobile technologies for instructional support. Emphasizing the ethical use of technology, the book identifies:    Specific Web 2.0 options for supporting…

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21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn (Leading Edge)  – Dr James Bellanca & Ron Brandt 

This anthology introduces the Framework for 21st Century Learning from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills as a way to re-envision learning and prepare students for a rapidly evolving global and technological world. Highly respected education leaders and innovators focus on why these skills are necessary, which are most important, and how to best help…

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Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms  – Will Richardson

Written for educators of all disciplines, this third edition of a bestseller provides real examples from K–12 teachers around the world on how Web tools allow students to learn more, create more, and communicate better. Updated with materials on Web publishing and information literacy, this resource opens up a new toolbox for both novice and…

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Digital Game-Based Learning Kindle Edition – Marc Prensky 

This is the Paragon House edition of the classic work by Marc Prensky. Prensky traces the shift from traditional learning to digital game-based learning. He demonstrates how learners have changed, how digital game-based learning works, its applications, and implementation and shows the role of teachers and trainers in this new arena. Today’s workforce is quicker,…

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How Computer Games Help Children Learn –  David Williamson Shaffer

This book looks at how particular video and computer games–such as Digital Zoo, The Pandora Project, SodaConstructor, and more–can help teach our children and students to think like doctors, lawyers, engineers, urban planners, journalists, and other professionals. In the process, new “smart games” will give them the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in…

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100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Engaging Learners – Jon Tait

Are your students really engaged in your teaching? Teachers everywhere are looking for quick and easy ways to liven up their lessons, try something new and exciting, or just tweak a strategy or practice that they have been doing for years. This is a ‘recipe style’ books that you can dip in and out of…

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Making Every Lesson Count: Six principles to support great teaching and learning – Shaun Allison (Author), Andy Tharby

Packed with practical teaching strategies, Making Every Lesson Count bridges the gap between research findings and classroom practice. Shaun Allison and Andy Tharby examine the evidence behind what makes great teaching and explore how to implement this in the classroom to make a difference to learning. They distil teaching and learning down into six core…

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Knowledge and the Future School: Curriculum and Social Justice –  Michael Young (Author), David Lambert  (Author), Carolyn Roberts (Author), Martin Roberts (Author)

Written at a time of uncertainty about the implications of the English government’s curriculum policies, Knowledge and the Future School engages with the debate between the government and large sections of the educational community. It provides a forward-looking framework for head teachers, their staff and those training teachers to use when developing the curriculum of…

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Lesson Planning Tweaks for Teachers: Small Changes That Make A Big Difference – Melanie Aberson (Author), Debbie Light (Author)

Lesson planning is a requirement of every teacher. Whether you are planning your day-to-day lessons or a formal observation, planning is a skill that can be refined and improved to ensure your workload is manageable and your lessons exceptional. Aimed at committed and reflective teachers who want to develop their practice, this book introduces Tweaks for…

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Lesson Observation Feedback Book: An essential resource for any teacher interested in getting better (High Impact Teaching) – Peps Mccrea

Every one is the same, and they have been carefully designed to make sure you get consistent, balanced and manageable feedback on your teaching. What’s more, this book will help you keep all your feedback in one place, so you – and those supporting you – can see how your practice is evolving over time….

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Lean Lesson Planning: A practical approach to doing less and achieving more in the classroom (High Impact Teaching) – Peps Mccrea

Ready and waiting to be filled in. Every one is the same, and they have been carefully designed to help you build powerful planning habits for optimal impact in the classroom. – Using TLP will help you -: Start with the end in mind – Consider prior learning and the steps your students need to…

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Learning Theories Simplified: …and how to apply them to teaching – Bob Bates

Are you struggling to get your head around John Dewey’s educational pragmatism? What exactly is Jean Piaget saying about cognitive development? Maybe you’re running out of time and patience making sense of Carol Dweck’s mindsets? Have you reached breaking point reading Daniel T. Willingham on educational neuroscience? Written for busy teachers, trainers, managers and students,…

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Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment – Dylan Wiliam

Practical, concise and easily absorbed in one sitting by busy teachers Offers evidence-based ideas and advice on the improvement of classroom assessment Can lead to significant gains in student education and achievement Edited and written by the leading authorities on assessment for learning

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The Confident Teacher: Developing successful habits of mind, body and pedagogy – Alex Quigley

The Confident Teacher offers a practical, step-by-step guide to developing the habits, characteristics and pedagogy that will enable you to do the best job possible. It unveils the tacit knowledge of great teachers and combines it with respected research and popular psychology. Covering topics such as organisation, using your body language effectively, combatting stress, managing student…

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Leadership Matters: How Leaders at All Levels Create Great Schools – Andy Buck

‘Leadership Matters: How leaders at all levels create great schools’ improves the educational outcomes for children by empowering educational leaders in national, regional and local contexts to examine, refine and develop their management skills. Andy takes in-depth and diagnostic approach, encouraging leaders at all levels in schools to think about their own personal qualities; their…

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Leadership for Teacher Learning: Creating a Culture Where All Teachers Improve So That All Students Succeed – Dylan William

Leading education authority Dylan Wiliam explains how formative assessment, when applied properly, helps to increase student achievement. He also presents compelling research about changes in classroom practice that are likely to increase learning, differentiated instruction, response to intervention, group leadership’s role in ensuring productive collaboration, and integrating formative assessment into teacher evaluation.

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Inside the Nudge Unit: How small changes can make a big difference – David Halpern

Dr David Halpern, behavioural scientist and head of Number 10’s Behavioural Insights Team, or the ‘Nudge Unit’, invites you inside the unconventional, multi-million pound saving initiative that makes a big difference through influencing small, simple changes in our behaviour. Using the application of psychology to the challenges we face in the world today, the Nudge…

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Key Issues in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (Education Studies: Key Issues) – Alan Hodkinson

Understanding and engaging critically with the field of special educational needs and disability (SEND) is a difficult task. However, the new edition of this bestselling book continues to help students contextualize SEND in relation to historical, ideological and political developments as well as support them in developing a critical understanding of the complexities associated with…

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Special Educational Needs, Inclusion And Diversity – Norah Frederickson (Author) & Tony Cline (Contributor)

Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity 3E has established itself as the textbook on special educational needs (SEN).  The new edition of this popular textbook retains its comprehensive, insightful and accessible approach and reflects the latest changes in policy and legislation.  It provides a stimulating balance between theory, research and practice as well as a…

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Outstanding Teaching: Teaching Backwards – Andy Griffith

In an era when schools and teachers often seem to operate at one hundred miles an hour, Teaching Backwards offers a more reflective and measured approach to teaching and learning. Where many teachers focus on delivering content in a linear fashion, those who teach backwards start with the end in mind. This means that they…

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Outstanding Teaching: Engaging Learners – Andy Griffith & Mark Burns

At the end of every week many teachers leave school exhausted. In an era when responsibility for exam results lies with them and not their students it’s time to redress the balance so that students take more of the responsibility for their learning and progress. A class can be skilled and motivated to learn without…

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Making Good Progress?: The future of Assessment for Learning – Daisy Christodoulou

Making Good Progress? is a research-informed examination of formative assessment practices that analyses the impact Assessment for Learning has had in our classrooms. Making Good Progress?outlines practical recommendations and support that Primary and Secondary teachers can follow in order to achieve the most effective classroom-based approach to ongoing assessment.

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59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot – Richard Wiseman 

Most people would like to be more creative, more persuasive and more attractive. For years, gurus and ‘life coaches’ have urged people to improve their lives by changing the way they think and behave, but scientific research has revealed that many of their techniques, from group brainstorming to visualization, are ineffective. Fortunately, in 59 Seconds psychologist Richard…

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Embedded Formative Assessment – Dylan Wiliam 

If we want our students to thrive in the impossibly complex, unpredictable world of the 21st century, we must concentrate on increasing educational achievement by increasing the quality of the teachers in our schools. new In this book Dylan Wiliam argues that quality of teachers is the single most important factor in the education system….

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Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness – Richard Thaler & Cass Sunstein 

Every day we make decisions: about the things that we buy or the meals we eat; about the investments we make or our children’s health and education; even the causes that we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. We are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad…

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High Performers: The Secrets of Successful Schools – Alistair Smith 

What makes twenty of the top performing state schools so successful? Alistair Smith visited them to find out. He asked the same questions in each school and in this book he shares his findings with us. High Performers is a practical how to guide, packed with tips and drawing on original research. For school leaders…

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The Uses of Pessimism and the Danger of False Hope – Roger Scruton 

Scruton argues that the tragedies and disasters of the history of the European continent have been the consequences of a false optimism and the fallacies that derive from it. In place of these fallacies, Scruton mounts a passionate defence of both civil society and freedom. He shows that the true legacy of European civilisation is…

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Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error: The Meaning of Error in an Age of Certainty – Katherine Schultz 

Being wrong is an inescapable part of being alive. And yet, we go through life tacitly assuming (or loudly insisting) that we are right about nearly everything – from our political beliefs to our private memories, from our grasp of scientific fact to the merits of our favourite team. Being Wrong looks at why this…

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ADHD Does Not Exist – Richard Saul 

In this groundbreaking and controversial book, behavioral neurologist Dr. Richard Saul draws on five decades of experience treating thousands of patients labeled with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder—one of the fastest growing and widely diagnosed conditions today—to argue that ADHD is actually a cluster of symptoms stemming from over 20 other conditions and disorders. According…

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Learning to Write/Reading to Learn: Genre, Knowledge and Pedagogy in the Sydney School: Scaffolding Democracy in Literacy Classrooms – David Rose 

This book presents the research of the Sydney School in language and literacy pedagogy. Widely known as genre-based pedagogy, the research is cutting-edge, but is built on 30 years of developments in the field, in a unique collaboration between functional linguists and literacy educators. This collaboration has transformed linguistic and pedagogic theory into a powerful,…

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Trivium 21c: Preparing young people for the future with lessons from the past – Martin Robinson 

From Ancient Greece to the present day, Trivium 21c explores whether a contemporary trivium (Grammar, Dialectic, and Rhetoric) can unite progressive and traditionalist institutions, teachers, politicians and parents in the common pursuit of providing a great education for our children in 21st Century. Education policy and practice is a battleground. Traditionalists argue for the teaching…

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Progressively worse: The Burden of Bad Ideas in British Schools – Robert Peal 

Since 1953, education spending in Britain has increased by nine times in real terms but levels of numeracy and literacy among school leavers have hardly changed. Today, Britain is the only country in the developed world where literacy and numeracy levels amongst 16-24-year-olds are no higher than amongst 55-65-year-olds. This abject record in educating our…

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The Hidden Lives of Learners – Graham Nuthall  

The Hidden Lives of Learners takes the reader deep into the hitherto undiscovered world of the learner. It explores the three worlds which together shape a student’s learning – the public world of the teacher, the highly influential world of peers, and the student’s own private world and experiences. What becomes clear is that just…

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Threshold Concepts and Transformational Learning – Jan Meyer, Ray Land & Caroline Baillie 

Over the last decade the notion of ‘threshold concepts’ has proved influential around the world as a powerful means of exploring and discussing the key points of transformation that students experience in their higher education courses and the ‘troublesome knowledge’ that these often present. Threshold concepts provoke in the learner a state of ‘liminality’ in…

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The English Verb: An Exploration of Structure and Meaning – Michael Lewis 

This is a teacher’s handbook exploring the structure and meaning of the central verb system of English. The book emphasizes the regularity of English in order to help the teacher to see English grammar as a coherent system.

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Practice Perfect & Teach Like a Champion – Doug Lemov

We live in a competition loving culture. We love the performance, the big win, the ticking seconds of the clock as the game comes down to the wire. We watch games and cheer, sometimes to the point of obsession, but if we really wanted to see greatness—wanted to cheer for it, see it happen, understand…

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The Knowledge Deficit: Closing the Shocking Education Gap for American Children – ED Hirsch Jr 

An insightful thinker on what schools teach shows why American students are losing the global education race and performing worse than students in other industrialized countries.

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Creating Outstanding Classrooms: A whole-school approach – Oli Knight & David Benson 

This timely new book outlines a whole-school approach to embedding a sustainable model of teaching and learning that puts the learner at the heart of the system. It provides an entire framework for ensuring all students achieve above their expectations; incorporating school vision, teacher professional development, assessment models, school culture, leadership and management, and core…

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Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Khaneman 

The phenomenal New York Times Bestseller by Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman, Thinking Fast and Slow offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions. – Why is there more chance we’ll believe something if it’s in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? Why do…

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Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn – John Hattie 

Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn explains the major principles and strategies of learning, outlining why it can be so hard sometimes, and yet easy on other occasions. Aimed at teachers and students, it is written in an accessible and engaging style and can be read cover to cover, or used on a chapter-by-chapter…

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Visible Learning, Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning – John Hattie 

n November 2008, John Hattie’s ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesised the results of more than fifteen years research involving millions of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Visible Learning for Teachers takes the next step and brings those ground breaking concepts to a completely new audience….

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Made to Stick: Why some ideas take hold and others come unstuck – Chip & Dan Heath 

What is that makes urban myths so persistent but many everyday truths so eminently forgettable? How do newspapers set about ensuring that their headlines make you want to read on? And why do we remember complicated stories but not complicated facts? In the course of over ten years of study, Chip and Dan Heath have…

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Switch: How to change things when change is hard – Chip & Dan Heath 

We all know that change is hard. It’s unsettling, it’s time-consuming, and all too often we give up at the first sign of a setback. But why do we insist on seeing the obstacles rather than the goal? This is the question that bestselling authors Chip and Dan Heath tackle in their compelling and insightful…

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The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do – Judith Rich Harris 

This explodes some of our deepest beliefs and gives us something radically new to put in their place. Explains why parents have little power to determine the sort of people their children will become. It is what children experience “outside” the home that matters most in the long run. Children, not parents, socialise children.

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Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School – Andy Hargreaves & Michael Fullan 

In this latest and most important collaboration, Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education. Ideas-driven, evidence-based, and strategically powerful, Professional Capital combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching. It includes action guidelines for classroom teachers, administrators, schools and districts,…

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