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, the knowledge of what you are trying to achieve and why, and examples of how experienced teachers deliver successful lessons. The book shows you how to plan lessons, how to make good use of resources and how to assess pupils' progress effectively. 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; and 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 Masters level, essential for anyone undertaking an M-level PGCE.
Phil is Head of Secondary Education within the Faculty of Education at Edge Hill University. His previous role in the faculty was Head of Professional Development, where he had strategic responsibility for the professional development of the whole education and training workforce at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. He has also worked in the faculty as Head of Humanities, responsible for Secondary and Key Stage 2/3 initial teacher training in English, Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Music and RE. Prior to coming into higher education, Phil taught English for twenty years in north-west secondary schools, including ten years as Head of English. In 2009, he co-authored the Sage Publications book 'Teaching English: Developing as a Reflective Secondary Teacher'. Phil has an MSc in Education Management, is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and of NATE. He is currently working towards an EdD, where the working title of his thesis is: 'An Exploration into the Gendered Subjectivities of Male Trainee Teachers: Discourses of Masculine Identity at Work'.
English Teachers and English Teaching - Phil Rigby Planning for Learning - Carol Evans More Than One Way to Teach a Lesson - Peter Woolnough Managing Learning, Managing Learners - Lynne Warham Monitoring Performance and Securing Progress - Alyson Midgley Teaching Different Pupils, Teaching Different Abilities - Phil Rigby Catering for an Assessment-Driven Curriculum - Peter Woolnough PSHE: Developing the Whole Child Through English - Carol Evans Using ICT in English - Lynne Warham Beyond ITT: What Next? - Carol Evans and Peter Woolnough
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