With evidence from a range of sources pointing to problems regarding retention and turnover of teaching staff, as well as a sharp reduction in applicants for teacher training courses, Thrive has come at a crucial time.
This is an enthralling book written by three authors who have not merely survived their initial three years in teaching but have learnt to thrive. Thriving is the key theme of this resource, which provides an excellent supply of advice and strategies relating to a wide range of issues. All teachers will gain from the excellent tips on giving instructions, questioning, differentiation, assessment, marking and feedback, parent-teacher relationships and specific approaches to promoting access and engagement for students with SEND.
Thrive also provides the much-needed extra support for teachers which many of the current PGCE courses appear to lack - and promotes a real enjoyment to be derived from teaching. It is an excellent resource for teachers new to the profession and for those who are keen to rekindle their enthusiasm in the classroom.