- Carol Evans - Edge Hill University, UK
- Alyson Midgley - Edge Hill University, UK
- Phil Rigby - Edge Hill University, UK
- Lynne Warham - Edge Hill University, UK
- Peter Woolnough - Edge Hill University, UK
English | High School Teaching Methods | Preservice Training
Reflective practice is at the heart of effective teaching, and this book helps you develop into a reflective teacher of English. Everything you need is here: guidance on developing your analysis and self-evaluation skills, advice on assessing pupils' progress effectively, and examples of how experienced teachers deliver successful lessons.
The book shows you how to plan lessons, how to manage behavior and use ICT in English and how to make good use of resources. Each chapter contains points for reflection, which encourage you to break off from your reading and think about the challenging questions that you face as a new teacher.
The book comes with access to a companion website, where you will find:
- Videos of real lessons so you can see the skills discussed in the text in action
- Links to a range of sites that provide useful additional support
- Extra planning and resource materials
If you are training to teach English this book will help you to improve your classroom performance, by providing you with practical advice, but also by helping you to think in depth about the key issues. It also provides examples of the research evidence that is needed in academic work at the graduate level, essential for anyone undertaking an M-level PGCE.
'My entry into the teaching profession would have been a whole lot easier if I'd had access to this text. This book is both informative and deeply sane. Intelligent, practical and eminently sensible, and it will help to guide many a beginning teacher through their first few years in the profession -
English Drama Media
Gives a good overview of teaching English.
The evidence base used through out the book is fantastic and gives me real confidence in everything that is said. As a result I feel that I have enhanced my teaching skills in the classroom, would recommend to anyone with an interest in teaching English or for those that already do.
Stuart Costello, Functional Skills Tutor, CERT Ltd.
This book is little more heavy reading than others i have read. Saying that the content is very good and useful.
good clear explanations. well written
This book is presented as a collection of 10 discrete chapters. Although most of the chapters are very interesting and there are some excellent ideas, the book is not ideal as core course book. Some areas of English teaching are not covered and it is not really structured as one would expect for a course book. Nevertheless, I'd definitely recommend it as a supplemertary book.