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Teaching Rebooted

Written by Jon Tait

Key Stage 2

LoveReading View on Teaching Rebooted

Presents an opportunity to reflect on classroom practice and decision-making about teaching and learning

Using the science of learning to transform classroom practice

For anyone who likes scientific evidence and research to support why we teach in the way we do, or why we should change our approach, this is their perfect book. Each chapter is supported by laboratory tests, field work and educational studies combined with a wealth of incredibly, comprehensive support material.

Teachers are constantly being challenged as to their approach to delivery and very often it appears as if we are being asked to reinvent the wheel for the sake of it. As Tait says in his introduction, ‘would you go to a hospital and be told by your surgeon that he is going try out a new medical procedure?' In the same way, teachers need to see evidence and proof of success. This book certainly goes a long way in providing this. The aim of the book, according to the author, is to provide an accessible, concise overview of the main research that underpins how we learn, which it certainly does.

The book is divided into 10 chapters, each covering one significant topic in detail. The author does say the book can be read cover to cover or dipped in and out of. I would say this is quite hard to do as there is so much information and so many examples and ideas within each topic. However, the way the chapters are laid out do make this possible. The teaching tip for each topic, the key quotes in bold, combined with the introductory paragraph at the start does make the book more accessible for the time poor.

An interesting addition to staff inset sessions and the staffroom bookshelf.

Rosie Watch

Teaching Rebooted Synopsis

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 pick-up-and-go manual highlights some of the classroom fads that have come and gone to allow readers to reflect on their practice and decision-making. It offers practical tips to help teachers change what they are doing in the classroom straightaway, bridging the gap between academic research and day-to-day practice for teachers at any stage of their career. Written by an experienced senior leader responsible for teaching and learning, school improvement, professional development and educational research, this guide will help reboot teaching so it is both evidence informed and effective.

Teaching Rebooted Press Reviews

Once you've seen inside the world of Teaching Rebooted you can't go back, and that's a good thing: this book lights up the evidence base, connecting original research with classroom impact. A great resource for educators. -- Professor Stuart Kime - Director and Co-founder of Evidence Based Education, @ProfKime

Teaching Rebooted is an essential toolkit as it navigates the practitioner through ten fundamental elements of teaching practice. The practical sequence of identifying issues, summarising key research, and concluding with a range of high-impact strategies ensures that you can't help but feel equipped and empowered to know not just the evidence behind strategies, but also how to appropriately apply them. One of the best edu-books I've read and an absolute must-read! -- Alex Fairlamb - Associate Assistant Headteacher (Teaching and Learning, Curriculum), @lamb_heart_tea

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472977663
Publication date: 20th August 2020
Author: Jon Tait
Publisher: Bloomsbury Education an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2

About Jon Tait

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. 

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