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Size: 184 x 254mm

Pages : 240

ISBN: 9781781352113

Format: Paperback

Published: August 2014


Curated by Rachel Jones, Don't Change the Light Bulbs offers tips and hints on how to be the best teacher you can be, and is written by some of the most respected leaders in education today. It covers primary, secondary and post-16 phases, in addition to cross curricular sections on leadership, ICT, inclusion, creativity, SEN and tutoring. It also presents the practical advice of those who have been there and done it and who now want to share their collective wisdom with you. The aim of which is to make education better, not just in your classroom but for everyone.

A useful and inspirational book, it can be read straight through, or dipped in and out of for subject specific advice. A one-stop shop to inspire, invigorate and re-energise teachers and leaders alike, it's comprehensively written and covers an exceptional subject breadth. There is something for everyone, as it provides hints and ideas from both sides of the knowledge/skills debate, and challenges the perceived divide between primary and secondary pedagogy. Don't Change the Light Bulbs will provoke discussion, not only over its useful ideas, but also because of how it seeks to rethink the way we see imagined dichotomies in education. The wise words found within its pages will inspire your teaching, encouraging and supporting you, whilst you are stimulated to think outside of the classroom walls.

For use by, and of interest to, everyone involved in the education sector.

Contributors include:

  • John Tomsett @Johntomsett
  • @Chocotzar
  • Sarah Findlater @Msfindlater
  • Dan Williams @Furtheredagogy
  • Stephen Lockyer @Mrlockyer
  • Daniel Harvey @Danielharvey9
  • Ross Morrison McGill @Teachertoolkit
  • Chris Deakin @Sociologyheaven
  • Gwen Nelson @Gwenelope
  • Mathew Pullen @Mat6453
  • Amy Harvey @Ms_Jamdangory
  • Alex Quigley @Huntingenglish
  • Phil Stock @Joeybagstock
  • Steve Wheeler @Timbuckteeth
  • Andrew Day @Andyphilipday
  • Pete Jones @Pekabelo
  • Dan Leighton @Danhleighton
  • Amjad Ali @Astsupportaali
  • Tom Sherrington @Headguruteacher
  • Steph Ladbrooke @Learnbuzz
  • Jill Berry @Jillberry102
  • Year 3 Pupil, Finley
  • Julia Skinner @Theheads Office
  • @Itsmotherswork
  • Year 9 Pupil, Dylan @Book_Worm39
  • Alan O'Donohoe @Teknoteacher
  • Dave Andress @Profdaveandress
  • Mary Myatt @Marymyatt
  • Emma Payne @Emma_Payneht
  • Andy Lewis @Iteachre
  • Chris Chivers @Chrischivers2
  • Jon Tait @Teamtait
  • Amy Kennett @Amykennett
  • Ian Gilbert @Thatiangilbert
  • Martin Illingworth @Martinillingwor
  • David Rogers @Daviderogers
  • @H_Metal_Leader
  • Jim Smith @Thelazyteacher
  • Mark Anderson @Ictevangelist
  • Ben Waldram @Mrwaldram
  • Shaun Allison @Shaun_Allison
  • Harry Fletcher-Wood @Hfletcherwood
  • Tim Taylor @Imagineinquiry
  • Iesha Small @Ieshasmall
  • Hywel Roberts @Hywel_Roberts
  • Rachel Orr @Rachelorr
  • Martin Burrett @Ictmagic
  • Kev Bartle @Kevbartle
  • Thomas Starkey @Tstarkey1212
  • @Teachertweaks
  • Jo Baker @Jobaker9
  • David Fawcett @Davidfawcett27 And
  • Jenn Ludgate @Missjlud
  • Jan Baker @Janbaker97
  • Sue Cowley @Sue_Cowley
  • Andrew Old @Oldandrewuk
  • Lisa Fernandez Adams @Lisafernandez78
  • @Cazzypot
  • @Bergistra
  • Rob Ward @Pgceng
  • Lisa Jane Ashes @Lisajaneashes
  • Nina Jackson @Musicmind
  • Debra Kidd @Debrakidd
  • Rachel Jones @Rlj1981
  • Chris Waugh @Edutronic_Net
  • David Blow @Dtblow
  • Amelia Stone @Revells7
  • Martyn Reah @Martynreah
  • Stephen Logan @Stephen_Logan
  • Scott Hayden @Bcotmedia
  • Vic Goddard @Vicgoddard

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Ian Gilbert

Since establishing Independent Thinking 25 years ago, Ian Gilbert has made a name for himself across the world as a highly original writer, editor, speaker, practitioner and thinker, and is someone who the IB World magazine has referred to as one of the world's leading educational visionaries.

The author of several books, and the editor of many more, Ian is known by thousands of teachers and young people across the world for his award-winning Thunks books. Thunks grew out of Ian's work with Philosophy for Children (P4C), and are beguiling yet deceptively powerful little philosophical questions that he has created to make children's – as well as their teachers' – brains hurt.

Ian's growing collection of bestselling books has a more serious side too, without ever losing sight of his trademark wit and straight-talking style. The Little Book of Bereavement for Schools, born from personal family experience, is finding a home in schools across the world, and The Working Class – a massive collaborative effort he instigated and edited – is making a genuine difference to the lives of young people from some of the poorest backgrounds.

A unique writer and editor, there is no other voice like Ian Gilbert's in education today.

See for yourself.

Ian was winner of The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society's inaugural Educational Writers Award (Nov 2008) for 'The Little Book of Thunks' - Click here for more information on the book.

Re-framing the Education Debate with Independent Thinker, Ian Gilbert.

Click here to read Ian Gilbert’s blog.

Click here to read Ian's article in International Teacher Magazine.


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Nina Jackson

Nina Jackson is an international education consultant who has a breathtaking grasp of what makes classrooms, children and their teachers tick. She's a leading practitioner in all areas of teaching and learning with particular expertise in special educational needs, digital technology and mental and emotional health. She has transformed learning and teaching in some of the most challenging schools in the UK as well as working extensively with schools on the international circuit.

An accredited Apple Teacher, winner of the IPDA International Prize for Education and described by the TES as an inspirational, evangelical preacher of education', Nina is a tour-de-force when it comes to enlivening teaching and learning for all.

Nina is one of the happiest, most effervescent personalities in education today and puts her own learning, and the learning of others, at the heart of everything she believes in.

Ninjas and Sherbet Lemons ' Nina Jackson in the Time Out Room ' PP179

Click here to read Nina Jackson’s blog.


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Jim Smith

Jim Smith, the laziest (yet still professional) teacher in town, is a head of school, education consultant, Independent Thinking Associate, speaker and bestselling author.


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Hywel Roberts

Hywel Roberts has taught in secondary, primary and special settings for almost 30 years. He contributes to university education programmes and writes regularly for TES as the ‘travelling teacher’. A true Northerner, Hywel deals in botheredness, creative practice, curriculum development and imagineering. He was recently described as ‘a world leader in enthusiasm’ and his first book, Oops! Helping Children Learn Accidentally, is a favourite among teachers. Hywel is a much sought-after educational speaker and has contributed to events worldwide. He also contributes fiction to prison-based literacy reading programmes developed by The Shannon Trust and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Click here to listen in on Hywel's podcast with Pivotal Education - 'teaching hooks and exercising imagination'.

Click here to watch a video interview with Hywel as part of The Education Foundation's series of Education Britain Conversations.

Hywel Roberts in the Time Out Room ' PP174 Podcast on Pivotal Education.


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Mark Anderson

Mark is a former assistant headteacher, lead teacher for ICT, a successful head of computing (before it was trendy) and a driving force behind one of the UK's most successful iPad 1:1 initiatives. Mark is an influential award-winning blogger, bestselling author and international speaker. Recently recognised as the most influential person in education technology in Europe and the winner of the Education Blog of the Year 2015' in the UK Blog Awards 2015.

Championing the importance of a pedagogy first approach to using technology in the classroom, Mark's book Perfect ICT Every Lesson has topped the Amazon education book chart twice. Mark is also an Independent Thinking Associate and has significantly contributed to many more best-selling books and education publications. With more than 20 years classroom experience and responsible for some of the UK's most innovative and creative teaching practice; Mark is a passionate advocate for developing the modern educator's toolkit. Mark regularily writes about education in the leadership section of the TES. See more here.

Click here to read Mark's article on InnovateMySchool.

Click here to listen in on Mark's podcast with Pivotal Education - How not to waste money on tech'.

Click here to watch a video interview with Mark as part of The Education Foundation's series of Education Britain Conversations.

Click here to read Mark Anderson’s blog.

 


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Vic Goddard

Vic Goddard is the Principal of Passmores Academy and star of the BAFTA nominated Channel 4 documentary Educating Essex. He is a proud South Londoner, having been raised on a council estate then going on to train as a PE teacher and eventually becoming the nation's best-loved Headmaster thanks to his undeniable dedication to his school and the young people inside it.

Watch Vic Goddard on Channel 4 - Educating Essex.

Read Vic's article Is your leadership child-centred?' on SecEd's website.

Vic Goddard's Teacher Blog for The Guardian Online.

Read Vic's interview with The Guardian Education April 2014.

Read Vic's interview with The Sunday Telegraph May 2014.

Read Vic's profile from Schools Week.

Vic Goddard on How to Educate Essex, Ofsted, Overtesting'and more!


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Lisa Jane Ashes

Lisa Jane Ashes is an experienced professional development provider for all things teaching and learning. Lisa has worked in many school-based roles, ranging from classroom support to leadership, and her ability to create collaborative curriculums that allow all learning to be taken forward, used and improved comes from her many and varied experiences in schools.

Click here to listen to Lisa on the Pivotal Podcast.

Click here to read Lisa's article on Innovate my School.

Click here to read Lisa Jane Ashes' blog.

 


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John Tomsett

John Tomsett has been a teacher since 1988 and a head teacher since 2003. He is head teacher at Huntington School, York. Tomsett writes a blog called This much I know, and is a regular contributor to the TES. He co-founded The Headteachers' Roundtable think tank and is a popular speaker on school leadership. He is determined to remain a classroom teacher, despite the demands of headship, and believes that developing truly great teaching is the main responsibility of all head teachers.

Click here to read John's article for Schools Week ' We can turn the tidal wave of mental health problems'.

Click here to read John's interview with The Ofi Press.


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Shaun Allison

Shaun Allison started teaching science in West Sussex, before becoming a head of science. He is currently deputy head teacher at Durrington High School. He leads on CPD and is interested in supporting teachers to grow and develop their classroom practice. He is also a popular speaker.

Click here to read Shaun Allison’s blog.


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Dr. Debra Kidd

Debra Kiddtaught for 23 years in primary, secondary and higher education settings. She is the author of three previous books - Teaching: Notes from the Front Line, Becoming Mobius and Uncharted Territories - and believes more than anything else that 'the secret to great teaching is to make it matter'. Debra has a doctorate in education and co-founded and organised Northern Rocks, one of the largest annual teaching and learning conferences in the UK.

View Debra's profile in Schools Week, October 2014.

Click here to listen in on Debra's podcast with Pivotal Education on 'teaching, learning and politics'.

Click here to watch a video interview with Debra as part of The Education Foundation's series of Education Britain Conversations.


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Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones, who loves sharing ideas, is a Google Certified Teacher interested in creativity and innovation in the classroom. She thrives on trying new things and engaging and empowering students. Her blog was a finalist in the 2013 EduBlog awards and was recommended by The Guardian as a must-read for 2014. Rachel is a regular blogger for The Huffington Post and a lively contributor on Twitter @rlj1981. She also curated Don't Change the Light Bulbs; a must-read anthology of mantras, lists, aphorisms, advice and activities from some of the UK's most switched-on educators.


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Steve Wheeler

Steve Wheeler is a Learning Innovations Consultant and former Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at the Plymouth Institute of Education where he chaired the Learning Futures group and led the Computing and science education teams. He continues to research into technology supported learning and distance education, with particular emphasis on the pedagogy underlying the use of social media and Web 2.0 technologies, and also has research interests in mobile learning and cybercultures. He has given keynotes to audiences in more than 35 countries and is author of more than 150 scholarly articles, with over 6000 academic citations. An active and prolific edublogger, his blog Learning with e's is a regular online commentary on the social and cultural impact of disruptive technologies, and the application of digital media in education, learning and development. In the last few years it has attracted in excess of seven million unique visitors.

Click here to read Steve Wheeler’s blog.


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Harry Fletcher-Wood

Harry Fletcher-Wood taught in Japan and India before training with Teach First and spending six years in London schools. During this time he taught history, organised university applications and was a head of department. Most recently, his increasing interest in the fine detail of teacher improvement led to him taking responsibility for continuing professional development within his school and teacher-training with Teach for Sweden. His current role involves researching teaching to help improve Teach First's effectiveness. He blogs regularly at improvingteaching.co.uk and tweets sporadically as @hfletcherwood.


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Martin Illingworth

An English specialist with over twenty years' teaching experience, Martin Illingworth is a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University with responsibility for English and drama PGCE. As an Independent Thinking Associate he has delivered keynote speeches and workshops across the UK, and has also worked internationally ' undertaking research in Cairo, Egypt, and at the University of Toronto in Canada.


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