What sets Thrive apart from other books is the combination of the authors' experience that shines through on every page and the authority that comes from their many references to research and wider reading.
Many teaching manuals talk about surviving in teaching as though it will be an ordeal, but this book will give the reader a sense that more is possible than just getting through another day. It is refreshing to see such a resource for those starting out in teaching that is so positive and optimistic, and what also impresses me is the way in which the authors manage to explain the basics clearly and carefully without talking down to their audience. The clear tips, tasks and case studies mean that this book will provide important continuing professional development for teachers who want to maintain the reflective practice they developed as a trainee.
Thrive is an absolute must for anyone who is starting out in their teaching career and wondering what the future holds, whether during their study, on their placement or in those vital first few years in the classroom. This book will, I'm sure, be a constant and much-referred-to guide and a huge help to those entering this at times overwhelming profession. It's the book I wish I'd had when I started out in teaching.