Our best selling Engaging Learners has been short listed for the 2013 Education Resources Awards in the `Educational Book Award category.’

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.

Written in the same humorous, thought-provoking style with which they both teach and train, Andy and Mark aim to challenge all who teach, from NQTs to seasoned professionals, to reflect on their day-to-day practise and set an agenda for sustainable improvement.

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Books in education tend to be dry academic tomes or full of anecdotes usually premised on “do what I did”. Engaging Learners is neither – it is based on a rich analysis of thousands of videos of successful teachers, is imbued with a sense of fun, but has some very serious messages. What a treat – Engaging Learners an engaging book emphasising the core qualities of teaching while making it sound fun.

Professor John Hattie
University of Melbourne

This book will help teachers to bring together the art, the science and the craft of teaching … a book full of suggestions, ideas and techniques …. on what makes teaching outstanding.

Mick Waters
Professor of Education at Wolverhampton University

Each chapter offers an appropriate balance of research and practical tips meaning not only are you working with ideas that generate outstanding learning in the classroom, but will also understand why they work – meaning you can go on and develop more ideas yourself.

Jim Smith
Assistant head teacher, education consultant, Independent Thinking Associate and best-selling author

The magic of this book is the motivational way in which it is written. Teachers cannot fail to be engaged by its down to earth style. The instant classroom tips which professionals can gain are evident on each and every page. A great and practical read!

Anne Pontifex
Headteacher, St John Bosco Arts College

The authors have distilled their years of experience in and around classrooms into an easily-accessible and usable text. When motivation meets empowerment, shift happens. This book will generate shift.

Barry J Hymer
Professor of Psychology in Education, Education Faculty, University of Cumbria