Book: Teaching for Realists by @UnofficialOA via @BloomsburyEd

Published by Bloomsbury Education

Teaching for Realists - Making the education system work for you and your pupils

£12.99*
8.9

Content

9.0/10

Accessible

9.5/10

Authority

8.5/10

Practical

8.5/10

Value

9.0/10

Pros

  • A useful handbook for those embarking on their first year of teaching, exploring key aspects of the role.
  • Omar goes through the basic fundamentals of teaching, including managing the curriculum work, dealing with data, and building positive relationships.
  • The ground-up approach offered in the book, Omar offers a humorous, honest and realistic take on life at the chalk-face.
  • Practical activities and advice are offered throughout, offering assurance and directing to means of support.
  • If you are supporting a NQT in the new school year, point them towards this book. It will help reassure, smile and enjoy the journey they are about to embark on.

Supported by Bloomsbury Education


Teaching for Realists is a funny and honest guide to surviving and thriving as a newly qualified teacher, despite the challenges of the education system.

We all know the education system has its flaws, but they shouldn’t stand in the way of providing the very best learning experiences for your pupils. This book presents a ground-up approach to help you manage the obstacles you might encounter and implement day-to-day methods to maintain your love for the profession, teach effective lessons and ensure pupil progress.

Omar Akbar, author of The (Un)official Teacher’s Manual, offers a wealth of hard-won practical advice for avoiding frustration and developing teaching techniques that have a real impact in the classroom. Full of hilarious anecdotes and exploring hot topics such as pupil apathy, enriching the curriculum, Ofsted, data and behaviour, this book is a refreshing and uplifting take on what NQTs can do to have a happy, healthy and successful career in education – starting now.

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