I think-¯most of us in the teaching profession would be able to identify the myriad of problems present in the day-to-day realities of working in a school. What Peter Radford does in Love Teaching, Keep Teaching is provide excellent, well-researched and practical ways of dealing with them and in potentially transformative ways. He empowers the classroom teacher and reminds even the most-¯experienced school leader how-¯to make the most of-¯their-¯staff.
Peter believes that good schools start with the foundations of teamwork and valuing every individual, staff member and pupil - and he emphasises that good exam results are an indirect outcome of putting people first and valuing who they really are. He examines the power of -˜starting with the end in mind' in our schools. If we want our pupils to go on to help the world to flourish then we'd better sit up and listen!
With the demands of teaching in schools seemingly going up and-¯up, Peter Radford describes-¯the-¯difference that a genuine focus on staff wellbeing can have, and in terms that all teachers and line managers can understand. It is refreshing to read educational-¯views and proposals for positive-¯change from someone-¯who has genuinely-¯experienced life in the teaching profession first-hand. Peter carries us honestly-¯through his-¯own tough experiences of life in the school setting and-¯offers convincing, empathetic-¯and practical-¯suggestions on how to move schools into the future.-¯
I strongly-¯recommend this book to any member of the teaching profession, whatever-¯their role or level of experience. Honest, grounded and truly inspiring, it offers something for every teacher!