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Bad Education: The Guardian Columns Phil Beadle ISBN: 9781845906832


After seven years of writing on a weekly basis in The Guardian, former teacher and Teaching Award winner Phil Beadle has released a collection of his articles, bringing a critical eye to educational matters. Topics in the book include

education secretary Michael Gove, naturally, as well as Ofsted, ICT, an attack on political correctness, and even chewing gum.

Magic of music

Music Therapy in Schools Edited by Jo Tomlinson, Philippa Derrington and Amelia Oldfield ISBN: 9781849050005


The majority of music therapy work with children takes place in schools. This book documents the wealth and diversity of work that music therapists are doing in educational settings across the UK. It shows how, in recent years, music therapy has changed and grown as a profession, and it provides an insight into the trends that are emerging in this area in the 21st century. Collating the experiences of a

range of music therapists from both mainstream and special education backgrounds,Music Therapy in Schools explains the procedures, challenges and benefits of using music therapy in an educational context. These music therapists have worked with children of all ages and abilities from pre-school toddlers in nursery schools to teenagers preparing for further education. They address specific issues and disabilities including working with children with emotional and behavioural problems, and autistic spectrum disorders.

This book will be of interest

to music therapists, music therapy students and educational professionals.

Practical help

Young Gifted and Bored Dr David George ISBN: 9781845906801


This guide aims to show teachers how gifted and talented children can be identified and provides practical strategies to getting the most from them in the classroom. Topics in the book include

tackling the problem of gifted underachievers with strategies such as a five point school assessment policy and provides reasons for dips in a child’s educational standards. Other chapters look at

identification strategies and provide helpful tasks for teachers to help boost a child’s self-esteem. Dr David George is the

founder president of the National Association for Able Children in Education and was formerly Associate Director of Nene College (now the University of Northampton).

Telling stories

Using Stories to Teach ICT For Ages 5-6; 6-7; 7-9 and 9-11+. Anita Loughrey ISBN: 9781907515385

£22.99 each

Using Stories to Teach ICT is a new series of four books, covering ages five to 11, that will make the teaching of ICT a more exciting and creative cross-curricular experience. It aims to present ICT in a format that shows how information technology is used in our everyday lives and demonstrates ways in which ICT skills can


be taught and extended while linking to a wide variety of other subject areas in the curriculum. Each book uses six original illustrated stories designed to be a springboard to develop ICT within the classroom in a fun and engaging way. Each story is accompanied by a detailed lesson plan and up to four cross- curricular activities. Every book contains ideas on communication, modelling, presentation, databases and control. This latest series from

Hopscotch complements the popularUsing Stories to Teach Science andUsing Stories to Teach Maths books.

Equality for all

Mixed Matters Denise Williams ISBN: 9781848765719


This book aims to help educational professionals learn about issues that face mixed families and the pupils themselves. It also covers personal experiences of mixed race students studying in the British schooling system.


in the book look at improving the educational outcomes of mixed race children and what teachers believe are the key issues for mixed race students. Many children in the book speak how they are referred to as “black” despite having one white parent. This book contains some

resources that can be used to support work with mixed-race pupils as well as initial training and professional development of teachers. The book also details the approach of Mix-d, formerly the Multiple Heritage Project, in organising youth conferences and training youth facilitators of mixed-race to lead their peers in discussions about school and identity. The author has a teaching

career spanning more than 20 years in primary, secondary and special schools and works with education professionals to address issues of diversity, equality and inclusion.

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