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How to be a Brilliant English Teacher

2nd Edition

By Trevor Wright

© 2012 – Routledge

218 pages | 34 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415675000
pub: 2012-05-17
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Now in its second edition, Trevor Wright’s hugely popular How to be a Brilliant English Teacher is packed with practical advice drawn from his extensive and successful experience as an English teacher, examiner and teacher trainer. This accessible and readable guide offers sound theoretical principles with exciting practical suggestions for the classroom.

Fully updated to include a new expanded section on differentiation and inclusion, as well as covering new material on behaviour management and teaching poetry for enjoyment and personal response, this book tackles other tricky areas such as:

  • Starting with Shakespeare
  • Effective planning and assessment
  • Learning to love objectives
  • Working small texts and big texts
  • Drama.

Trainee teachers will find support and inspiration in this book and practising English teachers can use it as an empowering self-help guide for improving their skills. Trevor Wright addresses many of the anxieties that English teachers face, offering focused and realistic solutions.


Table of Contents

1. Shakespeare: First Contact 2. Planning : the Third Element 3. Learning to Love Objectives 4. Poetry, texts and Pupil Responses 5. Managing Learning, Managing Classrooms 6. Evaluation 7. Planning, Curriculums and Frameworks 8. Working with Big Texts 9. Drama - Mandie Wright 10. Differentiation and Inclusion

About the Author

Trevor Wright is a Senior Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education at the University of Worcester, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Secondary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
EDUCATION / Professional Development