Principal James Maxwell with world-class author Tom Sherrington and Vice-Principal James McCoy
It has been announced by Crown House Publishers in England that the Principal of Markethill High School, James Maxwell, has won the contract to write the next in the award-winning series of books on learning and teaching called ‘Making Every Lesson Count’.
The news came as world-renowned educational author Tom Sherrington visited Markethill High to deliver a staff training day as it brings in its new knowledge-rich curriculum.
The ‘Making Every Lesson Count’ series of books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and focus on the six Principles of high-quality learning and teaching in the classroom.
Mr Maxwell’s book will be based specifically on the teaching of Modern Languages and how to ensure pupils learn most effectively
“At Markethill High we base our developments firmly on established evidence-based research”, explained Mr Maxwell. “Indeed, our revised Learning and Teaching Policy is based significantly on the findings in the original ‘Making Every Lesson Count’ book by Shaun Allison and Andy Tharby.
“When the opportunity arose to tender for the Modern Languages version, I had to write and submit a sample chapter. The chapter I wrote was based on how to model excellent standard of work at GCSE level in the Modern Languages classroom. I heard in early July that I had won the tender to write the book, and I am delighted. I hope it will be a useful addition to the ongoing debate on high-quality learning and teaching in the classroom”.
The book will be on sale across the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand and across the world on Amazon, and is due for publication in late 2019.