With the sheer amount of research out there and how complicated it can be to read, it rarely reaches the people who it can help the most: teachers. It has always been our mission to make these studies available, understandable and, most importantly, applicable to educators.

That was the motivation behind our best-selling book 'The Science of Learning,' originally released in May 2019, featuring 77 studies we believe every teacher needs to know.

But learning never stops, and neither does research. So, we immediately got back to work and are now proud to present the second edition of "The Science of Learning", which now contains 99 of the most important studies in education.

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The book is split into seven key categories:

  • Memory - increasing how much students remember;
  • Mindset, motivation and resilience - improving persistence, effort and attitude;
  • Self-regulation and metacognition - helping students to think clearly and consistently;
  • Student behaviours - encouraging positive student habits and processes;
  • Teacher attitudes, expectations and behaviours - adopting positive classroom practices;
  • Parents - how parents’ choices and behaviours impact their child’s learning;
  • Thinking biases - avoiding faulty thinking habits that get in the way of learning.

The mixture of text, graphics and bite-sized tips makes this book widely accessible and incredibly easy to dip in and out of. Wether you want to get stuck in or can only find 5 minutes out of your day to dedicate to CPD, 'The Science of Learning' has got your back.



But don’t take our word for it… You can take a look at 23 of the studies on our website. Plus, here are a few things educators have said about the Science of Learning:

How I wish more books were presented this way for those of us who ‘need to know’ but are always struggling to find the time to read detailed peer review articles.

A brilliant summary of current educational research. I have been teaching for over 20 years and have never found such an accessible book on educational research.

Why it took so long for educationalists to use the wealth of research available to answer the questions teachers all ask I do not know, but this book sums up the most relevant and important information clearly and succinctly. A must read for every teacher.

Fantastic book, easy to access and share the main findings with others. Love the format and layout!

It’s hard to find the time to read educational papers. This book does all the hard work and summarizes the findings in an easy to read and engaging way. So easy to read. Maximum impact, minimum effort. Brilliant.

So, what are you waiting for? Click the button below to order your own copy of "The Science of Learning: 99 studies that every teacher needs to know".

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"The Science of Learning" is also a fantastic CPD resource for schools. Many already use the first edition in their CPD book clubs, share individual studies with one another, or even centre their whole school approach on it. Notably, this is the case for CATS Colleges - their very own George Casley actually wrote an entire blog post detailing how their staff uses the book to unify CPD throughout colleges spread around the globe.

We think this is a brilliant idea. So to make this easier for your school, we offer a 25% discount on bulk orders of "The Science of Learning".

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Book club questions

We also made this handy graphic with 10 questions to help you start conversations with your colleagues, in your CPD book club for example. Click the button below to download it...

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"Like me, I trust you will enjoy reading, dipping into, thinking about, following up, questioning, asking for more – as you touch this book. This is my 'book of the decade.'"
John Hattie, Laureate Professor at Melbourne University, Australia

"This is the book I have been waiting for. Whether you are just beginning as a teacher, or a seasoned veteran, there will be something here that will be directly relevant to your practice, and, perhaps more importantly, will make you think."
Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment, UCL, UK

"This book will prove irresistible to anyone keen to understand more about essential educational research findings in the most accessible manner possible. An absolute must for every school."
Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive, The Chartered College of Teaching, UK 

"'The Science of Learning' is a timely and precious gift to teachers. Interpreting research accurately and applying it intelligently are not easy tasks. This book has made them far easier. Every teacher should be given a copy."
Jonnie Noakes, Head of Teaching and Learning at Eton College, UK

"Busch and Watson have come up with that rarity: an educational must-read. I will be recommending it to every teacher I know!"
Chris Hildrew, Headteacher at Churchill Academy, UK

"This book is a highly practicable guide to the often impenetrable field of education research and is a very useful compass for school leaders, classroom teachers and parents alike in seeking which evidence based strategies to implement."
Carl Hendrick, author of ‘What Does This Look Like in the Classroom?’, UK