Duke’s Aldridge Academy Head of English Dr. Emma Kell has been nominated in the national Education Resources Awards for her book, How to Survive in Teaching .. without imploding, exploding or walking away!, which came out last year.
The book, published by Bloomsbury Education , draws on 20 years of research and first-hand experience to offers support, advice and practical suggestions to fellow teachers stay flourishing, positive and most importantly, stay teaching.
The Education Resources Awards (ERA) are now in their 19th year and celebrate outstanding success for the suppliers and teaching professionals of the education sector throughout the UK.
The awards highlight and reward the quality and diversity of educational products, resources, services and people as well as the best educational establishments and the most dedicated members of the teaching profession.
Recent statistics show that not enough teachers are entering the profession and that too many are leaving. In her thought-provoking book Dr Kell examines workplace stress and anxiety, conflict and ‘toxic politics’, and the other factors which lead teachers to ultimately decide to walk away.
Dr Kell firmly believes there are ways to survive the increasing pressure teachers are under. The book includes successful models and strategies where a combination of support and challenge, accountability, and a sense of being valued have encouraged teachers to enter and remain in the profession.