Dear TES user I will try to be as succinct as possible but will appreciate as much help as possible from you all. I have completed my first 5 years of teaching .YAY! This is not news. The news is that I am in the middle of writing a book on 'How I survived my first 5 years of teaching in the U.k'.( this is not the title). This idea did not take shape until a teacher in my school committed suicide. The reason is quite obvious considering the current climate. The book is about my fictional characters who are going through different dilemmas in their teaching career and I give a solution to each on of them. It is all backed up with evidence and research. More of what worked for me. There are practical tips and tricks to get through the first 5 years and beyond. I am looking for someone of knowledge to tell me where I can find authentic research into teaching. I have found few sources that I am using but how do I trust them? What signs do I look out for? Also, if I want to add a political angle to my book like 'under the current Govt....' will this be taken well? Enough questions for now. Would value all feedback given. I take it well!