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I have never been so excited while reading a teaching book! For the first time, I felt like I wasn’t alone – that someone else ‘got it’. I started teaching in 2010. From what I can gather this was pretty much around the ‘peak bullsh*t’ phase in teacher training where the emphasis was on writing thousand-word lesson plans and incorporating a bunch of untested and unverified pseudoscience concepts into the classroom. It was and still is, maddening. Nothing makes a teacher's blo
I was lucky enough to find the time to read through this recently published book by three incredible middle leaders. I turned the notes into a PowerPoint presentation and a YouTube video. Both can be found at on the main pedagogy page www.wolseyacademy.com/pedagogy Hope it helps.
A short review of this as I listened to it as an audiobook over several weeks and did not make any physical notes as I went. A good summary of the narrative can be found in Keefe’s original New Yorker essay on which the book was based, here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/30/the-family-that-built-an-empire-of-pain The focus is on the Sackler family. A fascinating story of a rags to riches family, in the first generation. Three brothers, Arthur, Mortimer and Raymon
Trillions by Robin Wrigglesworth I absolutely loved this book. There is an exciting genre of books on financial shenanigans, at the epoch is probably the likes of Michael Lewis, but there is a whole host of others and Wrigglesworth books on Index Funds is up there with them. The pen portraits of the characters involved, along with the high drama and betrayals of those involved in the creation of this new industry make the book a joy to read. That it also educates as it goes i