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Approaches to Learning & Teaching Modern Foreign Languages: A Toolkit for International Teachers

(Cambridge University Press, 2018), co-authored with Lauren Harris

  • Approaches to Learning and Teaching Modern Foreign Languages is a subject-specific guide for teachers who want to develop their practice to become even better teachers.
  • This easy-to-read book is divided into 12 short chapters, each of which describe a different teaching technique, including active learning, assessment for learning, metacognition, inclusive education and working with digital technologies.
  • Every chapter contains practical examples and downloadable lesson ideas that help put teaching theory into practice, so that you can create effective and engaging lessons.
  • This book is ideal support for those new to teaching or wanting to refresh their ideas, and for those studying to be teachers or for professional development qualifications.

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The Trainer Toolkit: A Guide to Delivering Training in Schools

(Corwin, 2020), co-authored with Alison Borthwick and Mark Winterbottom

  • The Trainer Toolkit is a practical guide for educational professionals working in the continuing professional development of teachers.
  • This book is for anyone delivering training and cascading learning in schools, regardless of phase, age or subject. It gives you the tools to become a fantastic trainer, and to think about how to measure and evaluate your impact.
  • It contains 50 tried and tested training ideas, reflection activities, anecdotes, tips and lists to help you become the best trainer you can be.

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The Online Trainer Toolkit

The Online Trainer Toolkit

(Self-published, 2021), co-authored with Alison Borthwick

  • The Online Trainer Toolkit is a practical guide for educational professionals working in the continuing professional development of teachers.
  • It is a self-published, 60-page PDF to supplement The Trainer Toolkit, published by Corwin in 2020, with a focus on training online. 
  • The book and supplement are for anyone delivering training and cascading learning in schools, regardless of phase, age or subject. They give you the tools to become a fantastic trainer, and to think about how to improve your practice. 
  • The Online Trainer Toolkit contains tried and tested training ideas, reflection activities, anecdotes, tips and lists to help you become the best online trainer you can be.

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The What, Why and How of Assessment: A Guide for Teachers and School Leaders

(Corwin, 2021), co-authored with Simon Child

  • The What, Why and How of Assessment is an easy-to-read book that supports teachers and school leaders in their understanding of assessment.
  • It provides key knowledge on the principles and purposes of assessment, exploring key themes such as validity, reliability and fairness.
  • It explores assessment in practice, offering practical support for busy teachers, and takes an in-depth look at how qualifications are designed and developed, and how examinations are marked, graded and regulated.
  • It also contains chapters exploring how to prepare students for assessments, mental health and wellbeing, assessment for all and the future of assessment.

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Neurodiversity and Education

(Corwin, expected 2023), co-authored with Amanda Kirby and Abby Osborne

  • Neurodiversity refers to the many differences in the ways we see, hear, speak, act, move and think. It recognizes that human brains are diverse: each one of us has a unique set of connections between our billions of nerve cells and we are all different. This means the way we interact with our environment will vary from person to person and is dynamic and may change over time.
  • Neurodiversity is about us all. It is not an exclusive club and about one condition, difficulty, or difference, or disorder. Understanding more about the concept of neurodiversity helps us consider, respect and appreciate these differences. It helps us see potential rather than deficit.
  • In this clear and practical book, aimed at teachers and school leaders and anyone with an interest in education, we discuss how an emphasis on neurodiverse ability can cultivate a better world.

Available at all good bookstores in March 2023.