The compact little books in the "Classmates" series are full of helpful - if occasionally self-evident - advice for teachers. Every Minute Counts insists that instead of merely acknowledging the problem of workload we need to come up with solutions. Involving Parents isn't an option; it'll happen anyway. The book begins with legal requirements, but goes on to suggest a range of regular and occasional events to make the contacts fruitful. Every Minute Counts by Michael Papworth and Involving Parents by Julian Stern cost pound;4.99, published by The Continuum International Publishing Group, The Tower Building, 11 York Road, London SE1 7NX.
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