Article – Why teachers should read more children’s books

“A research project has found that teachers who read for pleasure have better book knowledge and feel more confident, calm and stress-free in the classroom”

I recently came across this 2013 article from The Guardian written by two senior lecturers in primary education at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Interestingly they found that trainee teachers used children’s books as a form of escapism from the stress of teaching in primary classrooms! Well worth a read.

Here is the article

 

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