I was English leader during my time in the classroom – hands down the most immature English leader you’re ever going to come across. My reading-lists looked like a page from a year-six kid’s reading-diary; worked through at a slower - much slower – pace due to the arrival of my own children. I’m not blaming my kids for my struggles to tackle grown-up books; just for the fact that I never seem to get more than a few minutes to myself without locking the bathroom door. The fact is: I’m just not a massive fan of reading. There - I said it. I’m a (ex)teacher who isn’t a fan of reading. But don’t worry – you won’t find too many of us.
As you’d probably expect (possibly hope!?) a massive 98% of teachers read for pleasure over their Summer holidays. The rest continue to lock themselves in their bathrooms checking social-media while pretending to be using the toilet. The mind boggles; but a massive bucket-load of teachers will read over TEN actual books this Summer. If I can get babysitters then I might end up sneaking into the 23% of teachers who’ll read a couple of titles; while 40% of those we asked will add between five and ten books to their personal reading-records.
Here, those same teachers reveal their go-to titles for our UK Summer holidays; for the love of reading wherever you are in the world. Straight from our Facebook fit2teach Staffroom; chosen by teachers just like you (not like me!); we give you the Martyn Headley fit2teach Summer Reading Challenge. Thirty-one books for the thirty-one days of August; reviewed using our exclusive #5WordReview mandate – let’s do this.
And for a touch of non-fiction:
So there you have it – the greatest teacher-reading-list ever compiled. What more could you need? Apart from - of course – the time to read them all. Any of them. Just one of them.
For those teachers breaking up for your Summer holidays; may it be green and restful. We’ll (hopefully!?) see you – and our other incredible users from around the world – in September for the launch of a brand new fit2teach.
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