• John Dabell – Teacher, reviewer, writer and former school inspector

    Why do teachers teach?

    22 August 2019

    Teaching is a great job with lots of magical moments, but it can also be stressful with a pile of challenges and long hours. So why do teachers teach?

  • John Dabell – Teacher, reviewer, writer and former school inspector

    Top Tips for Engaging with Parents

    24 July 2019

    Parental engagement has a huge impact on children’s learning, but it can be a tough nut to crack. John Dabell shares his top tips for engaging with parents and creating a healthy learning community.

  • John Dabell – Teacher, reviewer, writer and former school inspector

    What on earth is Guided Reading and why don’t teachers do it anymore?

    20 June 2019

    Guided reading (GR) is a potentially powerful approach to developing literacy, so why don’t many teachers like it? Writer and educator John Dabell unpacks the reality and future of GR.

    • Lollies: Laugh Out Loud Book Awards 2020

      The Lollies are back!

      29 May 2019

      If you love to laugh, you’ll love the Lollies!

      • Our favourite Judith Kerr books

        Our favourite books by Judith Kerr

        23 May 2019

        We are saddened to hear of the death of beloved children’s author and illustrator Judith Kerr. In honour of her incredible life and work, we wanted to share some our favourite Judith Kerr classics with you.

        • John Dabell – Teacher, reviewer, writer and former school inspector

          20 Things Teachers Want From CPD

          24 April 2019

          Writer and educator John Dabell guides us through the twenty things he believes most teachers want from CPD in order to keep their professional skills and knowledge up-to-date.