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, www.sagepub.co.uk/secondary, 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.