Reading List

Finding great teaching resources is not an easy task. Terms such as “pedagogy” are surrounded with an air of mysticism to the new teacher. How do you find informative sources focussing on a term that you cannot comfortably define? Well, I will be adding some of the resources that I have discovered below. Hopefully, you will find them both useful, and enjoyable. I will continue to add resources as I discover them, as well as some helpful tips surrounding their content.

If you would like to recommend any further, or alternative, resources let me know and I will add them to the list.

I am always keen to publish book reviews, so if you would like to write a review for one of these books or one of your own, we can publish them on here.


Edgar Stones, Quality Teaching: A Sample of Cases (London: Routledge, 1992).

Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schools, 4th Edition, Edited by Viv Ellis (Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd, 2011).

Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools: A student teacher’s guide to professional issues in secondary education, Second Edition, Edited by Val Brooks, Ian Abbott and Liz Bills (Berkshire: Open University Press, 2007).

Alison Kitson, Chris Husbands and Susan Steward, Teaching & Learning History 11-18: Understanding the Past (Berkshire: Open University Press, 2011).

Doug Lemov, Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2015).

Joan Dean, Beginning Teaching in the Secondary School (Buckingham: Open University Press, 1996).

David Torn and Peter Bennett, Brilliant Secondary School Teacher: What You Need to Know to be a Truly Outstanding Teacher (London: Pearson, 2011).

Sue Cowley, How to Survive Your First Year of Teaching (London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2009).