The Turning Point for the Teaching Profession, written by Field Rickards, John Hattie, and Catherine Reid aims to present the factors needed to affect real change for school systems, in classrooms and in the teaching profession by:


  • Arguing for the establishment of teaching as a true 'profession' alongside areas such as medicine or law

  • Identifying the expertise fundamental to meeting the demands of schools

  • Elaborating on evaluative thinking and clinical practice as the basis of this new profession

  • Outlining core levers of change to show how teachers can have profound impacts on the educational, medical, and social dimensions of students.


Our short summary course of this fantastic book is essential for teachers, school leaders, education policymakers, teacher candidates, and teacher educators.

The Turning Point for the Teaching Profession

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  • Course Chapters

    Introduction: The Turning Point for the Teaching Profession

    Chapter 1

    Chapter 2

    Chapter 3

    Chapter 4

    Chapter 5

    Chapter 6

    Chapter 7

    Chapter 8

    Chapter 9

  • Course Length

    25 minutes - 10 videos

  • Guided Learning Hours

    4 hours


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