These are all the books that have impacted my thinking about education for better or worse since I started teaching. I include the year I read it and titles in bold mean that I would currently recommend it. If I have written a review of it this will be linked.
I include all the books about teaching that I have read (with the exception of some from my training year), firstly as a record of my own CPD and secondly because of even those books that contain arguments and ideas that I now disagree with, I recognise that my thinking about education is still fluid, open to change and these books will still have provided me with some basis for my own reflection and development.
- What if everything you knew about education was wrong? – by David Didau – my review.
- Cleverlands – by Lucy Crehan
- Seven myths about education – by Daisy Christodoulou
- Making good progress? – by DaisyChristodoulou
- Why knowledge matters: rescuing our children from failed educational theories – by E.D. Hirsch
- Ouroboros – by Greg Ashman
- What does this look like in the classroom? – by Carl Hendrick and Robin MacPherson
- Why don’t students like school? – by Daniel Willingham
- What every teacher needs to know about psychology – by David Didau and Nick Rose
- The battle hymn of the tiger teachers: the Michaela way – edited by Katherine Birbalsingh
- How to raise an adult – by Julie Lythcott-Haims – my review.
- What is the point of school? – by Guy Claxton
- Making thinking visible – by Ron Richhardt – my review.
- The brain at school: educational neuroscience in the classroom – by John Geake
- Classroom-based research and evidence-based practice – by Keith Taber
- Ways of learning: learning theories and learning styles in the classroom – by Alan Pritchard
- Pedagogy of the oppressed – by Paolo Freire
- Visible learning for teachers – by John Hattie
- Good work – by Howard Gardner, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and William Damon
- Intelligence reframed – by Howard Gardner
- Contemporary theories of learning – by Knud Illeris
- Teaching as if life matters – by Christopher Uhl