Read any good books? Prompted by recent tweets from @tomwhitby regarding the big hitters in Education you would hope trainee teachers and those more season professionals should know, I started thinking about my personal favourites.
There are certain books I visit again and again:
John Abbott's 'The Unfinished Revolution' is a fantastic source explaining where education has come from and where it's going. Pete Senge's 'Schools that Learn' has a fantastic precis on the history of education and schooling and is also littered with fantastic examples of great things that have happened in schools and districts that can easily be adopted to suit your own needs. Ken Robinson is as inspirational in print as his is live, you can hear his voice in each line you read be it, 'The Element', 'Out of Our Minds - Learning to be Creative', or the fantastic but underused (in the UK anyway) 'All Our Futures'. Daniel Goleman and Howard Gardner are also two who I return to regularly, but who are your big hitters, and why? I'd love to hear your thoughts