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Acknowledgements About the Author Contents Introduction Part One: How do we know anything? 1. Quid est veritas? 2. What is science? How we understand the physical world 3. What a piece of work is man: The rise of the Social Sciences 4. Educational science and pseudo science Part Two: Voodoo teaching 5. Multiple Intelligences: if everyone's smart, no one is 6. My NLP and Brain Gym Hell 7. Group Work: failing better, together 8. I'm with stupid: Emotional Intelligence 9. Buck Rogers and the 21st Century Curriculum 10. Techno, techno, techno, TECHNO: Digital Natives in Flipped Classrooms 11. The Holy Trinity of the three-part lesson 12. There are no such things as Learning Styles 13. Game Over: the Gamification of Education 14. Learning to Learn to Learn to Learn... 15. The Hard Smell: Smell/ dance/ box/ sing yourself smarter/ happier/ healthier 16. Thinking Hats On! 17. School Uniform Armageddon Part 3: What do we do now? 18. What everyone in education should do next Further Reading

About the Author

Tom Bennett has been a full time teacher since 2003, and the resident Behaviour Guru for the Times Educational Supplement since 2009. This is his fourth book.


"'Teacher Proof' (2013) by Tom Bennett is a lively and lucid counterblast to fads, pseudo-science, the misuse of research and condescension towards teachers. `Everyone still wants a magic bullet', he writes. `Everyone still wants to hear the guy with the big idea, wrapped up in modernity and novelty. No one wants to hear the possibility that what works in classrooms is often very simple, very cheap, very boring and quite time-consuming.' As well as debunking the likes of `learning styles, thinking skills, multiple intelligences and brain gym', Bennett tackles the broader question of the relationship between practice and research and envisages a more vibrant and positive compact between schools and the academic community." -Matt Lloyd-Rose, social researcher, NGO leader and writer.

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