Educators in the UK and around the world are uniting behind the need for the profession to have access to more high-quality research and evidence to do their job more effectively. But every year thousands of research papers are published, some of which contradict each other. How can busy teachers know which research is worth investing time in reading and understanding? And how easily is that academic research translated into excellent practice in the classroom In this thorough, enlightening and comprehensive book, Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson ask 18 of today's leading educational thinkers to distill the most up-to-date research into effective classroom practice in 10 of the most important areas of teaching.The result is a fascinating manual that will benefit every single teacher in every single school, in all four corners of the globe.
Carl Hendrick is the head of learning and research at Wellington College where he teaches English. He is also completing a PhD at King's College London. He has taught for several years in both the state and independent sectors where has worked on several cross sectoral collaborations and is a co-director of the Telegraph Festival of Education. In 2014 he established the Wellington Learning and Research Centre. Among the many projects he is leading is a two year collaboration with Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty evaluating Growth Mindsets and student self efficacy. He tweets in a personal capacity at @C Hendrick.Robin Macpherson is Head of Professional Learning at Wellington College. He has been a Head of History for seven years at both Repton Dubai and Wellington. He has been an examiner for SQA, Edexcel and currently the IBO. He teaches summer schools for OSC at Cambridge and has co-authored the CIE IGCSE History textbook which will be published by CUP in 2016. He also leads the WC Peace and Conflict Institute and as Head of Professional Learning organises the Daily Telegraph Festival of Education. His Twitter handle is @RJAMWC.
1. Assessment, marking & feedback: Dylan Wiliam & Daisy Christodoulou 2. Behaviour: Tom Bennett & Jill Berry 3. Classroom talk and questioning: Martin Robinson & Doug Lemov 4. Learning myths: David Didau & Pedro de Bruyckere 5. Motivation: Nick Rose & Lucy Crehan 6. Psychology and memory: Paul Kirschner & Yana Weinstein 7. SEN: Jarlath O'Brien & Maggie Snowling 8. Technology: Jose Picardo & Neelam Parmar 9. Reading and literacy: Alex Quigley & Dianne Murphy