Friday, December 27, 2013

Our book Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching reviewed positively:)

Marcus Conyers and I are pleased to see that our recently published book with Teachers College Press, Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching: Connecting Mind, Brain, and Education Research to Classroom Practice, was included on the The UK Times Higher Education list of suggested texts for educators.

The list includes less than one hundred texts from across the world with many coming from European publishers. Therefore, we are especially glad that our book made the list as one of only eight from TCP and the only book named from the domain of mind, brain and education studies applied to teaching.

The Times list was compiled by senior lecturer, Sandra Leaton Grey, Institute of Education, University of London, who writes ...

"One thing soon becomes clear in attempting a comparison of contemporary trends in education textbooks, and that is that many of the titles dealing with global or international issues stand head and shoulders above the rest in terms of competent use of research and fresh analysis. Perhaps these are the books we need to pepper our reading lists with if we are to inspire a new generation of educators, rather than focusing on the musings of egotists."


  1. It's great to see Five Big Ideas getting such well-deserved praise. The book's concepts are so important, not only for teachers and students but for lifelong learners!

  2. Thanks for your comments, Diane. Marcus and I are so gratified to get feedback on this foundational book from teachers and learners. Enjoy your journey of learning each day!