Book: Teaching Rebooted by @teamtait via @BloomsburyEd

Using the science of learning to transform classroom practice

Teaching Rebooted - using the science of learning to transform classroom practice

£14.99*
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Content

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Accessible

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Authority

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Practical

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Value

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Pros

  • The book offers practical tips to help teachers change what they are doing in the classroom straight away.
  • Explores some past educational fads, but explains the value of theories shared in the book.
  • Over the book, John shares 40 practical strategies covering the ten areas of focus.
  • John explains how cognitive science is now shining a light into key strategies that really work in the classroom.
  • The book offers an introduction to each of the ten areas explored, with further reading offered to encourage the reader to explore further.

Supported by Bloomsbury Education


  • Teaching Rebooted uncovers the most important pieces of educational research on the science of learning, helping teachers to understand how we learn and retain information.
  • Jon Tait explores strategies such as metacognition, interleaving, dual coding and retrieval practice, examining the evidence behind each approach and providing practical ideas to embed them in classroom practice.
  • This guide will help reboot teaching so it is both evidence-informed and effective.
  • The book offers practical tips to help teachers change what they are doing in the classroom straight away.
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The science of learning has been thwarted with myths surrounding what works well in the classroom, often theorised within a very narrow set of ideas, context and anecdotal evidence. Educators have often explored such theories, being perplexed that their results do not match the promise from commentators who have idealised the ideas without much consideration to the complexities of different classrooms.

Offering an exploration of ten of the more contemporary pedagogically strong ideas to support classroom learning, John Tait has compiled a useful collection exploring the ‘science’ in his new book ‘Teaching Rebooted – using the science of learning to transform classroom practice’. Within the introduction, John explores a more medical approach to teaching advocating for an opportunity to make informed decisions about what works best, rather than jumping blindly onto the popularity bandwagon. However, cognitive science is now informing on strategies that are shown to make a significant difference to learning (and, in effect, to attainment) if the conditions for teaching are consistent, supportive and well-developed.

So, what does this book explore? Well, the ten strategies given attention through the book include: retrieval practice; spacing; interleaving; questioning; assessment; feedback; learning versus performance; cognitive load; dual coding, and; metacognition. Each chapter considers these theories in an accessible depth and is intended for readers to dip-in whenever needed. However, each chapter explores the misguided notions that have previously informed teaching strategies, exploring bad habits developed in schools. A commentary of some of the research is also explored, before then sharing a selection of practical and easy-to-use ideas to implement with your students quite quickly.

Over the book, John shares 40 practical strategies covering the ten areas of focus. Additionally, each chapter offers opportunities for further reading, as well as allowing space for personal reflection. The book will guide will help reboot teaching so it is both evidence-informed and effective and is relevant for all stages of education.

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About the book author:

Jon Tait is currently Deputy Headteacher and Director of Teaching School in a large and diverse UK secondary school. As a classroom teacher, he has experience of working in three different schools for over 15 years. His current responsibility areas include leading on teaching and learning, professional development, behaviour and welfare. Jon regularly presents at TeachMeets and teaching conferences in the UK and internationally, including in New York, Ohio and Dubai. Follow Jon on Twitter: @teamtait.

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