The Reception Year is a special time for children and their teachers. This text celebrates the uniqueness of the Reception Year and the unique role of the Reception Teacher. This is a book for those aspiring to be reception teachers, those new to teaching in reception and for those with a love for the reception year.

The Mirror in the Hat Shop

The mirror in the hat shop
Anna Cox Gillian Sykes

In this short chapter we bring together ideas from the previous chapters and discuss the idea of a personal pedagogy. Some ideas for the future are proposed and we go back to the hat shop.


We anticipate that you will not have read this book from front to back but will have dipped in to the things that excite you first, come to other parts of the book in response to things happening in your studies or your classroom and perhaps then filled in the gaps. It is a bit like that when you are building your personal professional pedagogy. Some things come from ...

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