Becoming an Outstanding English Teacher supports all English teachers in offering a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning that will stimulate and engage students in studying English.
It offers practical strategies that can be used instantly in English lessons. The topics offer examples for questioning, differentiation and assessing progress. Some of the ideas have also been incorporated into lesson plans using texts from the revised English National Curriculum.
With a strong focus on creativity and engagement, this book covers:
promoting thinking and independent learning skills in students
methods to check learning rather than doing in the classroom
techniques for personalising learning for students
creating an environment for behaviour for learning.
Fully up to date with the National Curriculum guidelines and packed with practical strategies and activities that are easily accessible, this book will be an essential resource for all English teachers who are aiming to deliver outstanding teaching and learning continuously in their classrooms.
Kate Sida-Nicholls was an English teacher for eighteen years and had various roles in English departments. She has been the programme leader of a teacher training course for the past four years in Suffolk and Norfolk and spends a significant amount of time in classrooms with qualified and trainee teachers.
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Making connections 2. How does it all begin? 3. Learning in the main 4. So how does it all end? 5. What's in a question? 6. How do I know? 7. Thirty different minds in the classroom 8. The classroom environment 9. Putting it all together Conclusion