Everything is kaizen.

All images used, unless otherwise stated, are © Wikimedia Commons.

All images and video used, unless otherwise stated, are © their respective owners and used here, for the purposes of UK copyright law (CPDA, 1988) under fair dealing, for the purpose of research, private study, and review (all non-commercial, see sections 29, 30, 178), and for the purposes of USA copyright law, under academic fair use.

I often forget where I have saved the bibliographies. This list is not complete, but it’s a good start.


 1. Academic references

ALEXANDER, R. (2004) Towards dialogic teaching: rethinking classroom talk. York: Dialogos

ANGHILERI, J. (2006) Teaching number sense. London: Continuum

ASOKO, H. and SCOTT, P. (2006) Talk in science classrooms. In: HARLEN, W (ed.) ASE guide to primary science education. Hatfield: Association for Science Education

BARNES, D. (2008) Exploratory talk for learning. In: MERCER, N. and S. HODGKINSON (eds.) Exploring talk in school. London: SAGE

BRIGGS, M. and DAVIS, S. (2008) Creative teaching: mathematics. London: Routledge

CARR, N. (2011) The shallows: what the internet is doing to our brains. New York, NY: W.W. Norton

CHEN, X. (2007) Flow in games (and everything else). Communications of the ACM, 50 (4) 31-34

COX, B. (1991) Cox on Cox: an English curriculum for the 1990s. London: Hodder & Stoughton

COX, R. (2011) Oral Language. In: COX, R., ed. Primary English teaching: an introduction to language literacy and learning. London-SAGE

DRIVER, R. (1983) The pupil as scientist? Milton Keynes: Open University Press

FERNANDEZ, M., WEGERIF, R. MERCER, N., and ROJAS-DRUMMOND, S. (2001) Re-conceptualizing scaffolding and the zone of proximal development in the context of symmetrical collaborative learning. Journal of Classroom Interaction, 36 (2) 40-54

FISHER, R. (1995a) Teaching children to learn. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes

FISHER, R. (1995b) Teaching children to think. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes

FOSNOT, C. and DOLK, M. (2002) Constructing fractions, decimals and percents. New York, NY: Heinemann

FROEBEL, F. (1885) The education of man. New York, NY: A. Lovell and Company

GEE, J. P. (2008). What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan

HALMOS, P. (1974) Graduate texts in mathematics. New York, NY: Springer Verlag

HAIGH, A. (2010) The art of creative teaching: Primary science. Harlow: Pearson Education

HARLEN, W. and QUALTER, A. (2004) The teaching of science in primary schools. London: Routledge

HOPKINS, C., POPE, S. and PEPPERELL, S. (2004) Understanding primary mathematics. London: David Fulton

HOWE, A., DAVIES, D., McMAHON, K., TOWLER, L., and SCOTT, T. (2007) Science 5-11: A guide for teachers. London: David Fulton

KELLY, P. (2010) Organising your classroom for learning. In: ARTHUR, J. and CREMIN, T. (eds.) Learning to teach in the primary school. London: Routledge

KENNARD, R. (2001) Teaching mathematically able children. London: Routledge

MEDWELL, J., WRAY, D. COATES, E., MINNS, H. and GRIFFITHS, V. (2011) Primary English: teaching theory and practice. Exeter: Learning Matters

MERCER, N. (1995) The guided construction of knowledge. Bristol: Multilingual Matters

MONTESSORI, M. (1965) Dr. Montessori’s own handbook. New York, NY: Schocken Books

MOORE, C. A. (1967) The Chinese mind: essentials of Chinese philosophy and culture. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press

MYHILL, D., JONES, S. and HOPPER, R. (2005) Talking, listening, learning. Milton Keynes: Open University Press

NCETM (2013) Mathemapedia: resourcing talking [online resource]. [accessed 13/04/12]

OFSTED (2009) English at the crossroads – An evaluation of English in primary and secondary schools. London: Ofsted

PAPERT, S. (1980) Mindstorms: Children, computers, and powerful ideas. New York, NY: Basic Books

PAPERT, S. (1994) The children’s machine: rethinking school in the age of the computers. New York, NY: Basic Books

POLYA, G. (1944) How to solve it, New Jersey, NJ: Princeton University Press

PRENSKY, M. (2007) “Don’t bother me mom, I’m learning!” How computer and video games are preparing your kids for twenty-first century success and how you can help. St. Paul, MN: Paragon House

PRITCHARD, A. (2005) Ways of learning. London: David Fulton

RICHARDSON, W. (2009) Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin

ROUSHAM, L. (2003) The empty number line: a model in search of a learning trajectory? In: THOMPSON, I. (ed.) Enhancing primary mathematics teaching. Maidenhead: Open University Press

SHARP, J., PEACOCK, G., JOHNSEY, R., SIMON, S., SMITH, R. (2007). Primary science: Teaching theory and practice. Exeter: Learning Matters

SIEMENS, G. (2009) Handbook of emerging technologies for learning. Winnipeg, MB: CC

SIEMENS, G. (2006) Connectivism: learning theory or pastime of the self-amused. Winnipeg, MB: CC

SMITH, F. (1986) Insult to intelligence: the bureaucratic invasion of our classrooms. Westminster, MA: Arbor House

STAFFORDSHIRE (2002) Mathematical challenges for able pupils in year 3 and 4. Staffs-SFCC

SUGGATE, J., DAVIS, A. and GOULDING, M. (2006) Mathematical knowledge for primary teachers. London: David Fulton

THOMPSON, I. (1999) Mental calculation strategies for addition and subtraction. Mathematics in School, 28 (5) 1-4

WAUGH, D. (2008) Talking to learn. In: WAUGH, D. and JOLIFFE, W., eds. English 3-11: a guide for teachers. London: Routledge

WENHAM, M. (2005). Understanding primary science. London: Paul Chapman

WILLIAMS, P. (2008) Independent review of mathematics teaching in early years settings and primary schools. Nottingham, DCSF

WILLIAMSON, V. (2007) Mental maths, passive to active. Mathematics Teaching, 201 (3) 12-16

YOUNG, R. (1992) Critical theory and classroom talk. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters

ZAZKIS, R. and LILJEDAHL, P. (2009) Teaching mathematics as storytelling. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers

2. Children’s books

O’BRIEN, R. (1975) Z for Zachariah. New York: Atheneum

VAN ALLSBURG, C. (1984) The mysteries of harris burdick. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

3. Journals

ASIMOV, I. (1951) The fun they had. The magazine of fantasy and science fiction, 6 (2) 125-130

CHEN, X. (2007) Flow in games (and everything else). Communications of the ACM, 50 (4) 31-34

DEDE, C. et al (2009) Immersive Interfaces. Science, 323 (January) 66-69

FUTURELAB (2010) Assistive technologies in education. VISION, 10 (1) 19-22

FUTURELAB (2010) Augmented reality in education. VISION, 11 (1) 2-3

FUTURELAB (2010) The future of science education. VISION, 12 (1) 6-8

GREEN, J. (2007) Oh Hai! Cats, the internet, and tactical communities. Receiver, 19 (8) 16-23

MERCHANT, G. (2007) Writing the future in the digital age. Literacy, 41 (3) 118-128

WILLIAMSON, V. (2007) Mental Maths, Passive to Active. Mathematics Teaching, 201 (3) 12-16

WOOD, P. (2007) Advances in e-learning: The case of blogging in school geography. Geog Ed, 1 (1)

CATLING, S. (2001) English primary schoolchildren’s definitions of geography. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Studies, 10 (4) 363-378

4. Games

THATGAMECOMPANY (2012) Journey. Sony PlayStation 3. USA: SCEA. [accessed 12/04/12]

5. Novels

Google Library

 6. Other media

NCETM (2013) Mathemapedia [online resource]. [accessed 13/04/12]

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE (2013) NRICH [online resource]. [accessed 13/04/12]

SIEMENS, G. (2010) The vital combat for lucidity: TEDx NYED [online video]. [accessed 12/03/12]

 7. Policy documents

DCSF (2009) Independent review of the primary curriculum. Nottingham: DCSF

DFE (2011) Review of the national curriculum in England. London-DFE

DFE (2012a) National Curriculum. English. London: DFE

DFE (2012b) National Curriculum. Mathematics. London: DFE

DFE (2012c) National Curriculum. Science. London: DFE

DFE (2012d) National Curriculum. Computing. London: DFE

DFEE QCA (1999a) National Curriculum. English. London: HMSO

DFEE QCA (1999b) National Curriculum. Mathematics. London: HMSO

DFEE QCA (1999c) National Curriculum. Science. London: HMSO

DFEE QCA (1999d) National Curriculum. ICT. London: HMSO

DFES (2006) Primary national strategy, primary framework for literacy and mathematics. London: HMSO

QCA (1998) National literacy strategy. London: QCA

QCA (1999) National numeracy strategy. Teaching written calculations. London: QCA

QCA (1999) National numeracy strategy. Teaching mental calculations. London: QCA

QCA (2003) Standards at key stage 2. English, mathematics and science. London: QCA

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>