January Book Guide

January Book Guide

If you are looking for a new book to read this month, here are three that we recommend. Although the first two are written with teaching in mind, there is a lot that can be applied to anyone whether you are in a leadership position or if you just work alongside other people.

How to Survive in Teaching

by Dr Emma Kell

“Drawing on years of research and first-hand experience, How to Survive in Teaching offers support, advice and practical suggestions to help you and your colleagues stay flourishing, positive and most importantly, stay teaching!

Recent statistics show that not enough teachers are entering the profession and that too many are leaving. Teaching is facing a genuine crisis. But why is this? In this thought-provoking book, experienced teacher and leader Dr Emma Kell examines workplace stress and anxiety, conflict and ‘toxic politics’, and the other factors which lead teachers to ultimately decide to walk away.

Emma firmly believes there are ways to survive the increasing pressure teachers are under. This book offers a realistic, unflinching and positive perspective on the challenges and rewards of teaching. It includes successful models and strategies where a combination of support and challenge, accountability, and a sense of being valued have encouraged teachers to enter and remain in the profession.”

(The official publisher’s description from https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/how-to-survive-in-teaching-9781472941688/)

Teacher Wellbeing & Self-Care

by Adrian Bethune and Emma Kell

“Teachers can’t teach effectively if they’re demotivated and exhausted; and they shouldn’t they have to! A Little Guide for Teachers: Teacher Wellbeing and Self-Careexplains how wellbeing is essential to effective teaching, and gives teachers practical tools to take back control of the classroom.

The Little Guide for Teachers series is little in size but BIG on all the support and inspiration you need to navigate your day to day life as a teacher.

·       Authored by experts in the field

·       Easy to dip in-and-out of

·       Interactive activities encourage you to write into the book and make it your own

·       Fun engaging illustrations throughout

·       Read in an afternoon or take as long as you like with it!”

(The official publisher’s description from https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/how-to-survive-in-teaching-9781472941688/)

atomic habits book cover

Atomic Habits

by James Clear

10 Things This Book Will Teach You

Learn how to… 

  1. Build a system for getting 1% better every day.
  2. Break your bad habits and stick to good ones.
  3. Avoid the common mistakes most people make when changing habits.
  4. Overcome a lack of motivation and willpower.
  5. Develop a stronger identity and believe in yourself.
  6. Make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy).
  7. Design your environment to make success easier.
  8. Make tiny, easy changes that deliver big results.
  9. Get back on track when you get off course.
  10. And most importantly, how to put these ideas into practice in real life.

…and much more.

(you can read this list and more on the author’s website.)