There are an abundance of fabulous educational texts. The below is our current top 10, but warning this list is fluid and can be easily changed so please keep coming back to see!

When you have read one of these or another educational text please complete the book review form below to support colleagues across Summit Learning Trust.

Summit Learning Trusts Top Ten Educational Reads are :

  1. Rosenshine’s Principles in Action – Tom Sherrington
  2. Why don’t students like school? – Daniel Wilingham
  3. Teach like a Champion – Doug Lemov
  4. The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to coherence – Mary Myatt
  5. Vocabulary Ninja: Mastering Vocabulary – Andrew Jennings
  6. Making it as a Teacher – Victoria Hewitt
  7. Making good progress – Daisy Christodoulou
  8. Make it stick – Brown et al
  9. Making Kids Cleverer: A manifesto for closing the advantage gap – David Didau
  10. Reading Reconsidered: A Practical Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction – Doug Lemov

Book Reviews

  • RETRIEVAL PRACTICE (K.JONES, 2019) - Nathalie Wright (Summit Lead Practitioner) What is your overall impression of the book? A concise and refreshing overview of research and strategies to renew the purpose and goals in Retrieval Practice. Who do you think would benefit most from reading the book? Teachers and middle leaders - how do we…
  • Rosenshine’s Principles in Action (T.Sherrington, 2019) - David Harper (Summit Lead Practitioner) What is your overall impression of the book? It's possible to seek out the Principles of Instruction by Rosenshine online but what I enjoyed about the book, was that it gave the reader context. Who do you think would benefit most from reading the book?…
  • Simplicity Rules (J.Facer, 2019) - Rebecca Davis-Musabayana (Summit Lead Practitioner) What is your overall impression of the book? An easy but informative read, to remind us of the fundamentals principles of teaching and learning. Who do you think would benefit most from reading the book? I feel experienced teachers and leaders would benefit from this…
  • Motivated Teaching (Peps McCrea, 2020) - Teresa Middleton (Summit Lead Practitioner) What is your overall impression of the book? This book is easy to read and explains the causes of why students lack motivation, and how we can remedy this. Peps McCrea explains how and why students might lack motivation, and how we can develop approaches…
  • Teaching WALKTHRUs: Five-step guides to instructional coaching (T.Sherrington & O.Claviglioli, 2020) - Rebecca Lynch (Summit Lead Practitioner) What is your overall impression of the book? The book is succinct and easily accessible for all staff. It summarises key educational research into clear steps and processes which can be taken directly into the classroom. Who do you think would benefit most from reading…
  • Why don’t students like school? (D.Willingham, 2009) - Amy Dowding (Summit Lead Practitioner) What is your overall impression of the book? I found the book useful and relevant to my own teaching. It encouraged me to think about how I teach the information I want children to know thinking about using hooks and not allowing lessons to go…
  • Closing the Vocabulary Gap (A.Quigley, 2018) - Laura Larkin (Summit Lead Practitioner) What is your overall impression of the book? Having read books written by Quigley before, I anticipated a book jam packed with relevant research and practical strategies presented in an easy to digest, often humorous way - I wasn't disappointed. Each chapter focuses on a…

If you have read another piece of Educational Literature that you believe others would benefit from accessing, please complete the book review form below to support colleagues across Summit Learning Trust.