Lift! is a joy to read – a valuable book to dip in and out of throughout a teacher’s career! Full of fascinating facts, engaging ideas and thought-provoking reflections, the chapters provide a treasure trove for any teacher who is striving to retain the essential professional sparkle needed in a resilient teacher.
Professor Anna-Lise Gordon, Director of the Institute of Education at St Mary’s University, London.
This is a welcome addition to sources of much needed support available for trainees and early career teachers. It is presented in a way that is practical and quickly accessible, meaning that they can pick up and learn from it in bite sized chunks – so important in this incredibly busy, sometimes overly pressurised time. The advice is easily actionable but appropriately underpinned by research and evidence and will be an invaluable addition to any busy teacher’s toolkit.
Professor Samantha Twiselton, Director of Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University
For Amazing A-Z of Resilience
Look no further! The Amazing A-Z of Resilience is, as the title suggests, AMAZING! David Gumbrell’s unique creativity has brought to us a fun-based, practical resource that will support adults in helping children to build their resilience . . . I can’t wait to share David’s outstanding book with my Grandchildren.
Dr Neil Hawkes, Founder of Values-based Education International (VbE)
For 1-2-1 Training
David has an intuitive understanding of the needs of new teachers. He is an expert listener. He offered me a fresh take on things, along with practical solutions to professional challenges which have had a positive impact on my work life balance. The advice suddenly stops after you complete your NQT year and the sessions with David have certainly helped bridge this gap and enabled me to continue to develop my practice.
Teacher at The Chandler School
For INSET provision
I loved the metaphors, clear messages and top tips. The length of the session was great. It meant that you could really focus on what was being said and ask questions. I felt it worked really well. The instruction was clear. I shall stop asking, ‘How are you?’ and focus on being one more on the resilience scale – for myself and others. I shall also be more determined to look after number one – especially focusing on eating, drinking and sleeping properly, as well as doing something for me and connecting with my family.
Headteacher from Bedfordshire.