The editors List of contributors Foreword Introduction 1. How can we improve teaching? 2. How can teachers become specialists in their subjects? 3. What should we teach? 4. How can we improve professional standards? 5. How should we test our students? 6. How independent should schools be? 7. How can we improve student behaviour? 8. What technology should we use in the classroom? 9. How can school progress be most effectively measured? 10. What does outstanding school leadership look like? Conclusion
David James is a Deputy Head in a leading coeducational independent school in the UK.
Ian Warwick is Senior Director of London Gifted & Talented (www.londongt.org).
"A wonderful, provocative, enjoyable and original book." Carol
Dweck, Lewis & Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford
University"I'll declare and interest here as this treasure-trove of
a book includes a short contribution from me. More importantly,
however, James and Warwick have managed to assemble an astonishing
array of thinkers to produce a book that will challenge, inspire
and inform in equal measure." David Weston, author"During the busy
term time it can be impossible to find the space to stop and
reflect on the wide range of issues impacting on schools and
education. So if you look to the summer break as an opportunity to
pause and think about the issues that really matter to you, then
this book will give you plenty to think about. Each chapter invites
contributors to share their thoughts on the various challenges in
less than a thousand words.
With the challenges addressing topics such as teaching, testing, behaviour, the use technology and effective leadership, this book is ideal for starting a summer deck-chair debate." Paula Nagel, Principal Educational Psychologist for a national children's mental health charit and author