What people are saying about my new book… The Ingredients for Great Teaching.


Last week I received 2 things that made my day. First there was the second print of the Dutch version of my new book, and second I received the index from the English version of this book. The Dutch version has already sold over 2000 copies in only 3 months time (and trust me, this is a lot). In March the book will be on sale in the UK and the rest of Europe with the US and the rest of the world soon to follow.

Already some people have read the book in English so they could give a quote to use. I also received a foreword by prof. Daniel Willingham which resulted in something that doesn’t happen that much: it made me speechless. The last time that happened before that involved Norah Jones and dates back to 2002 (long story).

I can’t share that foreword with you yet, but these quotes by Erik, Nick and Dylan had the same effect on me:

If you’re seeking to improve your knowledge of education research but unsure where to start, you won’t find a better gateway book than this. Its insights are scholarly enough to inspire future study, yet practical enough to be applied in first period tomorrow.

Eric Kalenze
author of ‘Education is Upside-Down: Reframing Reform to Focus on the Right Problems’

Pedro De Bruyckere helped to reveal the lack of evidence behind many intuitively appealing ideas within teaching in his previous book. In Ingredients for Great Teaching he takes the next logical step – pointing teachers towards the more reliable evidence about teaching and learning they can use in the classroom. This excellent and accessible book represents an important contribution to one of the major foundations of professionalism in teaching; expertly describing the evidence-informed, scientific insights that teachers can use to make deliberate choices for the benefit of their pupils and students.

Nick Rose
educational researcher and author

The last few years have seen a number of excellent books about how recent research, particularly from psychology, can be used to improve teaching, but Pedro De Bruyckere’s The Ingredients for Great Teaching is one of the best of the crop.  In a highly readable and engaging style, he sifts through recent educational research, and helps the reader figure out which research studies can be relied on, which need to be taken with a grain of salt, and which need to be ignored completely. Anyone involved in teaching will gain a tremendous amount by reading this book. Highly recommended.

Dylan Wiliam
Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment, UCL

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6 responses to “What people are saying about my new book… The Ingredients for Great Teaching.

  1. Wietske Miedema

    Heb ik nu goed begrepen dat de Nederlandse uitgave er al is? Hoe heet het boek in het Nederlands?

    • Zeker, in het Nederlands heet het boek Klaskit. De ironie is dat het Engelse boek het origineel is, maar dat boeken uitgeven in ons taalgebied sneller gaat dan internationaal.

  2. Congratulations on the new book, looking forward to reading it. Enjoyed Urban Myths and will be sharing it will colleagues here in NZ.

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