Back On Track by Matthew Burton

The Blurb On The Back:

Find your mojo.

Stay hopeful.

Get back on track.

Whether facing assessments, a big change or making up for lost time, head teacher Matthew Burton is here to help students get motivated again.

From ways of managing the tough times and looking after your mental health, to skills for beating school stress and tapping into your potential, this is the one-stop guide for kids who are in need of a bit of hope, some soothing words of advice and a good old pep talk to get them going in school again.

Discover how to plan, prepare and preserve … and get back on track!

BACK ON TRACK was released in the United Kingdom on 22nd July 2021.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Essaying The Past: How To Read, Write And Think About History by Jim Cullen

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Learn to craft the perfect historical research paper with this approachable and practical guide

Essaying The Past: How To Read, Write And Think About History, Fourth Edition continues the tradition of excellence established by the previous editions.  Equal parts research manual, study guide, and introduction to the study of history, this book teaches readers how to write excellent historical prose with approachable strategies and actionable tips.

Noted teacher and writer Jim Cullen has created an invaluable resource for novices and experts in the field of historical study, offering practical insights into determining how questions should be framed, developing strong introductions and topic sentences, choosing evidence, and effectively revising your work.

Essaying The Past includes seven appendices covering the major issues facing students today, including the pitfalls and temptations of plagiarism and the role of the internet.  It also contains an annotated case study outlining one student’s process of writing an essay and demonstrating the application of the concepts contained within the book.  Essaying The Past covers topics including:

– How to think and read about history and ask the right questions about what you’re reading

– The three components of crafting a compelling argument

– How to deal with counterarguments and counter-evidence

– How to properly construct a bibliography and insert footnotes

– How to assess the credibility of online resources

Perfect for students taking surveys or courses in methods or historiography.  Essaying The Past also belongs on the bookshelf with even a passing interest in studying, researching, consuming, or writing about history.  

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Teachers vs Tech? The Case For An Ed Tech Revolution by Daisy Christodoulou

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Daisy Christodoulou asks why ed tech – with all its potential – hasn’t yet had the transformative impact on education that it has long promised.

Rooted in research and written from an educationalist’s perspective, Teachers vs Tech?  examines a broad range of topics, from the science of learning and assessment to the continued importance of teaching facts, exploring international examples from both big brand digital platforms and smaller start-ups.

Daisy Christodoulou draws on her experience working in classrooms and within the education community to outline a revolutionary vision for the future: one where technology is developed in conjunction with teacher expertise and is ultimately used to improve education outcomes for all. 

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Think Critically by Tom Chatfield

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Critical thinking is essential in higher education.

Think Critically gives you simple, direct advice on ow to effectively assess and critique the world around you.

– understand the nature of assumptions and claims

– grasp the notion of valid and invalid arguments and evidence

– gain practical skills and confidence in reading, writing and doing research.

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Giving you the tools and advice you need to progress your skills and excel in your studies and life. 

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Manage Your Stress by Clare Wilson

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Knowing how to stay on top of stress is a vital life skill.

Manage Your Stress equips you with practical, effective techniques to manage life at uni in a stress-free way.

– recognise and understand your body’s response to causes of stress  

– learn techniques for changing stressful thinking patterns

– build your resilience so you can handle stressful situations

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Giving you the tools and advice you need to progress your skills and excel in your studies and life. 

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Avoid Plagiarism by Thomas Lancaster

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Need guidance on plagiarism and how to avoid it?

Avoid Plagiarism makes understanding plagiarism simple, giving you the know-how to write confidently and independently.

– understand what plagiarism is and why it is important to avoid it.

– grasp the notion of studying with integrity

– know when and how to accurately credit your sources

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Give Great Presentations by Lucinda Becker

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Terrified at the thought of giving presentations?

Give Great Presentations gives you the tips and tools you need to feel confident and ace your presentations.

  • Master your brief and prepare great presentations
  • Hone your body language and use your nerves to your advantage
  • Make the most of it and learn from each presentation 

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Giving you the tools and advice you need to progress your skills and excel in your studies and life. 

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English Universities In Crisis: Markets Without Competition by Jefferson Frank, Norman Gowar and Michael Naef

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Recent policies have replaced direct government funding for teaching with fees paid by students.  As well as saddling graduates with enormous debt, satisfaction rates are low, a high proportion of graduates are in non-graduate jobs, and public debt from unpaid loans is rocketing.

This timely and challenging analysis combines theoretical and data analysis and insights gained from running a university, to give robust new policy proposals: lower fees; reintroduce maintenance awards; impose student number caps; maintain taxpayer funding; cancel the TEF; re-build the external examiner system; restructure the contingent-repayment loan scheme; and establish different roles for different types of institutions, to encourage excellence and ultimately benefit society.

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The Econocracy: On The Perils Of Leaving Economics To The Experts by Joe Earle, Cahal Moran and Zach Ward-Perkins

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A century ago the idea of ‘the economy’ didn’t exist.  Now economics is the supreme ideology of our time, with its own rules and language.  The trouble is, most of us can’t speak it.  This galvanising book shows us why this is damaging democracy, and what we can do about it. 

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