Training, consultancy and resources to improve teaching and learning
You are here > Members' Resources > Suggested Books & Websites
Navigation Find Books & Websites
Navigation Book & Website Search
Navigation Book & Website Tags
Activity   Advance Organiser Planning   AfL   Art   ASCD   Assessment   Audio   BBC   Bias   Boys   Brain   Calm   Challenge   Change   Character   Child Development   Christmas   Classroom   Coaching   Collaboration   Collegiality   Comedy   Community   Comparison   Conflict   Cooperation   CPD   Creative Curriculum   Creativity   Critical Skills   Curriculum   Data   Debate   Decision Making   Digital   Diversity   DT   Dyslexia   Early Years   Education   Effectiveness   Emotional Intelligence   Environment   Equality   Exploration   Facts   Failure   Feedback   Film   Flow   Freedom   Fun   Games   Gender   Genius Hour   Global   Grit   Group Work   Growth Mindset   Habit   Happiness   Hard Work   Health   Heuristic   Horace Mann   Humour   ICT   Imagination   In Ear Coaching   Inclusion   Independent Learning   India   Influence   Infographic   Innovation   Integral Leadership   Judgement   Knowledge   Leadership Style   Learning   Learning Style   LGBT+   Literacy   Literature   Mastery Learning   Memory   Meta Analysis   Metaphor   Mistake   Motivation   National Gallery   National Strategies   Negotiation   Neuroscience   New City School   Noise   Nurture   Organisation   Outdoor Learning   Parenting   Peace   Pedagogy   Persuasion   Plastic   Poetry   Positive Psychology   Poster   Potential   Poverty   Primary School   Problem Solving   productivity   Professional Learning   Psychology   Quality Teaching   Questions   Reflection   Relaxation   Research   Responsibilities   Rights   Secondary School   Service   Setback   Silence   Simile   Skill   Social Reform   Soundscape   Space   Speaking and Listening   Spiral Dynamics   Standards   Story   Success   Talent   Teaching   Thought Leader   Trust   Tutorial   UNCRC   UNESCO   University   US   Values   Video   Visit   Visual Learning   Visual Thinking   War   Well-being   Writing   Your Biases  
Thinking Classroom Suggested Books & Websites
Here's a searchable list of books and links that inspire Thinking Classroom.

Start exploring with my top recommendations:
Top Website Recommendations
Top Book Recommendations

More recommendations appear on the Thinking Classroom Pages and you can learn about Thinking Classroom principles & practices though my own books, Books by Mike Fleetham.

Disclaimer: I'm not responsible for the content of any links or other folks' books, however I hope you find some valuable ideas in them.
Thinking Classroom

Results for Teaching & Learning

BBC BrainSmart

BBC BrainSmart Child-friendly beginners' guide to the brain and memory.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/brainsmart/

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Websites, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Brain Memory

How Can I Remember All That
by Dr Tracy Packiam Alloway

How Can I Remember All That <br> by Dr Tracy Packiam Alloway Well structured and clearly written text. The voice of the child struggling with working memory is heard throughout in diary form. This acts to remind us how difficult classroom life can be for some children and how easily we can make it better for them with small changes.

Definitions of short term, long term and working memory are set out and techniques presented for improvement. The combination and curation of existing evidenced knowledge with tried and tested memory activities make this a useful book for all mainstream and SpEd teachers. For UK teachers this aligns well with the new (Sept 2019) evidenced-based Ofsted inspection framework which uses memory in its definition of learning.

Available from Amazon

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Teaching & Learning, Suggested Books

Tags: Memory

Software for Visual Learning

Software for Visual Learning Software to enhance learning since 1987.

http://www.inspiration.com/visual-learning

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Websites, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Visual Learning Visual Thinking

Speed of Trust
by Stephen M.R. Covey

Speed of Trust <br>by Stephen M.R. Covey Reframe your thinking about trust. Apply its 4 key features and 13 behaviours in order to improve effectiveness. Avoid paying the 'trust tax'.

Read a Thinking Classroom summary here.

Available from Amazon

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Suggested Books, Leadership, Professional Development, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Trust Values

Teach Like a Champion
by Doug Lemov

Teach Like a Champion <br>by Doug Lemov 62 proven, actionable, measurable teaching tools for high impact on learning. Includes a section on Check for Understanding and comes with a DVD of the tools in action.

Available from Amazon

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Suggested Books, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Pedagogy CPD Professional Learning

Classroom Instruction That Works: Research Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement
by Robert J. Marzano

Classroom Instruction That Works: Research Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement<br>by Robert J. Marzano

9 researched ideas to help more students achieve more.


Available from Amazon

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Suggested Books, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Meta Analysis

Visible Learning
by John Hattie

Visible Learning<br>by John Hattie

A thorough meta-analysis of years of educational research, categorised and evaluated for impact.


Available from Amazon

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Suggested Books, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Teaching Meta Analysis

Growth Mindset Videos for Students
by ClassDojo

Growth Mindset Videos for Students <br> by ClassDojo

Having and using a growth mindset depends on knowing the brain facts around it. Use these vids to do just that.

https://www.classdojo.com/en-gb/bigideas/

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Websites, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Growth Mindset

Charlotte Mason's 6 Volume Book Series

Charlotte Masons 6 Volume Book Series A superb distillation of Charlotte Mason's writing. Key points and quotations are interesting, relevant and well-curated.

www.amblesideonline.org/CM/

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Teaching & Learning, Websites

Tags: Thought Leader

TED Talk: Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

TED Talk: Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit Angela Lee Duckworth presents us with 'grit': the characteristics that predict success more accurately than intelligence. With focus, determination and resilience, gritty learners can outperform their smarter, less gritty peers.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Websites, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Grit

Growth Mindset YouTube Video

Growth Mindset YouTube Video

Growth Mindset video produced by the University of California. Key message to pupils? You CAN grow your brain.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElVUqv0v1EE

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Websites, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Growth Mindset

The Roses of Success

The Roses of Success If you want a gritty, growth mindset theme tune for the new school year, then here it is! Grow the Roses from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GND10sWq0n0

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Websites, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Grit Growth Mindset Success Mistake

Lessons of Mastery Learning

Lessons of Mastery Learning An ASCD archive article by Thomas R. Guskey describing clearly the key elements of mastery learning.

www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct10/vol68/num02/Lessons-of-Mastery-Learning.aspx

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Blogs, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Mastery Learning ASCD

The Courage to Teach
by Parker J. Palmer

The Courage to Teach<br>by Parker J. Palmer The perfect Summer educators' read if you want to take stock and have a chance to look at yourself and your profession from a distance. Inspiring, realistic, empowering.

"This book is for teachers who have good days and bad –– and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life."
– Parker J. Palmer [from the Introduction]

Available from Amazon

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Suggested Books, Teaching & Learning, Professional Development

Tags: Reflection Professional Learning

Education Infographics

Education Infographics A great big collection of education infographics – useful, inspiring, informative, funny

uk.pinterest.com/officialascd/education-infographics/

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Websites, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Infographic Poster

EEF Toolkit - What is most effective?

EEF Toolkit - What is most effective? The Teaching & Learning Toolkit - a summary of educational research on teaching 5-16 year olds. Check in here BEFORE you take on new initiatives and new practices.

educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/toolkit/

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Websites, Teaching & Learning, Children

Tags: Effectiveness Growth Mindset

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind
by Eric Jenson

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind <br>by Eric Jenson 5 years of quality teaching can completely close the achievement gap between poor and more advantaged students. But which research and classroom techniques should we use to do this? Jensen's mighty follow up to his 2009 Teaching with Poverty in Mind clearly shows us how - with evidence to justify his approach.

Available from Amazon

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Suggested Books, Teaching & Learning, Children

Tags: Poverty Grit Growth Mindset

Independent Learning: a literature review and a new project

Independent Learning: a literature review and a new project

A detailed and helpful literature review of independent learning – if you want a very solid research base.


www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/193305.pdf

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Websites, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Research Independent Learning

Fostering Grit: How do I prepare my students for the real world?
by Thomas R Hoerr

Fostering Grit: How do I prepare my students for the real world? <br>by Thomas R Hoerr

Tom Hoerr is principal at New City School, St Louis and is a practical and inspiring international thought leader. In this fantastic pocket book he'll tell you all you need to know about gritty learning and how to make it come alive in your classrooms, staff rooms and playgrounds. (when I say pocket I mean pocket: this is huge quality over quantity!)

Available from Amazon

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Suggested Books, Teaching & Learning, Psychology

Tags: Grit Setback Failure Growth Mindset

Productive Persistence in Class

Productive Persistence in Class An inspiring call to action blog entry from Michael Keany outlining Stano's 7 highly promising educational interventions for creating productive persistence in pupils:

www.schoolleadership20.com/forum/topics/the-mindsets-that-foster-productive-persistence-in-students

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Teaching & Learning, Blogs

Tags: Grit Success Mistake Failure Growth Mindset

Grown Up Digital
by Don Tapscott

Grown Up Digital <BR/>by Don Tapscott A thorough examination of how your students' experience of technology is shaping their thinking and their expectations of learning.

Available from Amazon

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Suggested Books, Teaching & Learning, ICT

Tags: ICT Digital

The Immediacy of Feedback

The Immediacy of Feedback A short and informative article looking at research evidence for the immediacy of feedback.

davidwees.com/role-immediacy-feedback-student-learning

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Websites, Teaching & Learning, Assessment

Tags: Feedback Assessment AfL

The Mathematics Shed Starters & Plenaries

The Mathematics Shed Starters & Plenaries One stop shop for Mathematics starters and challenges. A vast but fast-access resource.

www.mathematicshed.com/maths-starter-shed.html

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Websites, Mathematics, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Activity

Towards Successful Learning
by Di Pardoe

Towards Successful Learning <br>by Di Pardoe Underpinned by a growth mindset and an unshakable belief in the capacity of children to achieve, Di's book shows clearly what successful learning looks like.

Available from Amazon

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Suggested Books, Teaching & Learning, Skills Based Learning

Tags: Quality Teaching

Annotated Fairy Tales

Annotated Fairy Tales A rich and diverse source of annotated fairy tales.

www.surlalunefairytales.com

Opens in a New Window
Categories: Websites, English, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Story