Books and Writing

‘As a researcher, David Hyner has interviewed over 150 top achievers from all walks of life. Amongst the many golden nuggets and gems of thoughts and behaviours that make people successful, he discovered “how” they set and achieve MASSIVE goals.’

David writes, speaks and broadcasts on his research findings and this book covers a range of hints and tips to support teachers in classrooms.

In this text, I wrote a short section highlighting the importance of creating the right climate for learning.

‘Guy Claxton is a cognitive scientist specialising in the expandability of human intelligence bodily and intuitive as well as intellectual and the roles schools play in either growing or stunting these capacities. A prolific author, his practical programmes for teachers are influencing children’s lives in Ireland, Spain, Poland, Dubai, South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and Brazil, as well as across the UK.

Graham Powell has over forty years experience working in education holding various posts including head teacher, Ofsted inspector, and local authority adviser and has throughout his career maintained a passionate concern for the ways in which young people learn. He has worked with numerous schools, both across the UK and overseas, that have chosen to place the LPA at the heart of their vision for 21st century learning. Graham is also a distinctive and inspirational trainer and is the co-author of many books including ‘The Learning Powered School’ and ‘Pathways to Coaching’‘.

This text includes a range of different worked examples of ‘ powering up’ students in the classroom and I was fortunate to be asked to contribute a short section on the impact that this approach had had on my teaching.

The Teaching and Learning Organisation Building Learning Power Blog

The Impact of BLP on my teaching (August 2014)

National Association of Able Children in Education Blog (NACE)

Leading Curriculum Change in English (October 2019)

Coming Soon…

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A new book written by author Alex Johnson on reading. The book will be published by the British Library in March 2020.