10 Top Autum Books 2018

Top 10 Autumn Book Reads 2018

Now that the Summer holidays have past, the Autumn term is in full swing.

For those teachers that like a little extra curricular reading, there are no end of books written by experienced teachers or education professionals, which not only provide intriguing insight, but also some excellent advice.

The wisdom found within these books has even been enough to prevent some from quitting the profession altogether.

  • Closing The Vocabulary Gap – Alex Quigley

Written by English teacher and school leader Alex Quigley, this must-read book explores how closing the vocabulary gap between ‘word poor’ and ‘word rich’ students could prove the difference between successful and unsuccessful schools.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Differentiation – Sue Cowley

With over 90 practical and time-saving strategies, Sue Cowley expertly presents how to implement effective differentiation in every classroom, from early years to further education.

  • The Teacher Gap – Rebecca Allen and Sam Sims

By drawing upon the latest research from economics, psychology, and education, Rebecca Allen and Sam Sims explain where the gap between the quantity and quality of teachers came from, and more importantly, how to close it.

  • The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to Coherence – Mary Myatt

Mary Myatt passionately argues that the solutions to overcoming achievement barriers lie in understanding the curriculum, as well as what children are meant to know. She calls for teachers to engage and share in the conversation.

  • Unleashing Great Teaching – David Weston and Bridget Clay

In this practical handbook, David Weston and Bridget Clay take the guesswork out of professional learning by showing school leaders how to build a self-improving culture. Its packed with examples, easy to use ideas, and checklists.

  • The Power of Moments – Chip and Dan Heath

A New York Times Bestseller, The Power of Moments explores why certain brief experiences can jolt, elevate, and change us. One story details how one of the worst primary schools in the USA was transformed by embracing an intervention that lasts less than an hour.

  • Other People’s Children – Barnaby Lenon

After his previous best-selling effort (Much Promise), Barnaby Lenon returns with a book about the state of vocational education in England and the implications of his findings for a post-Brexit economy.

  • Live Well, Teach Well – Abigail Mann

Another practical book with over 90 ideas and strategies, Live Well, Teach Well attempts to help teachers stay energised, focused, and positive throughout the school year for a healthy work-life balance.

  • The Best For My Child – Fiona Millar

In The Best For My Child, Fiona Millar asks whether the schools market worked in the way it was intended and whether or not we actually have a fairer system. She also discusses what future reform could look like.

  • Teaching In The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Various

This visionary book, written by six internationally recognised Global Teacher Prize finalists, looks to create a positive and hope-filled template for the future of education. A great read to highlight why teachers will always matter.