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Video Interview with Geoff Barton - Teach Now! Series Editor

Geoff Barton explains the inspiration behind the Teach Now! series

Geoff Barton Teach Now SeriesGeoff Barton is Headteacher of King Edward VI School, a large comprehensive school in Suffolk, UK. He has written and edited more than 100 books on English and school leadership. He is a Founding Fellow of the English Association and a regular writer and speaker on education.

Geoff is the series editor for Teach Now! books. Additionally, he is the author of Teach Now! The Essentials of Teaching

Watch our exclusive author interview with Geoff. 

Interview with Geoff Barton

Teach Now!

Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. The Teach Now! series opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainee teachers to build the skills and confidence to become first-rate classroom practitioners. The series comprises a core text that explores what every teacher needs to know about essential issues such as learning, pedagogy, assessment and behaviour management, and subject specific books that guide the reader through the key components and challenges in teaching individual subjects. 

Written by expert practitioners, the books in this series combine an underpinning philosophy of teaching and learning alongside ready-to-use activities, strategies and techniques to ensure success in the classroom.

Teach Now Series

Teach Now! The Essentials of Teaching

Teach Now The Essentials of Teaching

Teach Now! The Essentials of Teaching provides the fundamental knowledge for becoming a great teacher. Combining a grounded, modern rationale for learning and teaching with highly practical training approaches it covers everything you need to know from preparing for your teaching practice to getting your first job.

Harnessing a range of simple, but powerful techniques, the book shows you how you can translate the Teachers’ Standards into your own classroom practice and provide the evidence that you have met them. It also demystifies what the best teachers know and do instinctively to create students who want to learn and get a buzz from developing new skills. The book is structured in clear sections which are then divided into short, easy-to-absorb units offering clear, straightforward advice on all aspects of teaching. 

With talking points to encourage reflection and a wide range of examples to illustrate practice, Teach Now! The Essentials of Teaching provides expert guidance as you start your exciting and rewarding career as an outstanding teacher.

The Teach Now! Series

  • Teach Now! The Essentials of Teaching

    What You Need to Know to Be a Great Teacher

    By Geoff Barton

    Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners. Teach Now! The…

    Paperback – 2014-12-19
    Routledge
    Teach Now!

  • Teach Now! Modern Foreign Languages

    Becoming a Great Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

    By Sally Allan

    Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners. Written by a…

    Paperback – 2014-12-19
    Routledge
    Teach Now!

  • Teach Now! Mathematics

    Becoming a Great Mathematics Teacher

    By Julia Upton

    Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners. Written by a…

    Paperback – 2014-10-24
    Routledge
    Teach Now!

  • Teach Now! Science

    The Joy of Teaching Science

    By Tom Sherrington

    Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners. Written by a…

    Paperback – 2014-05-06
    Routledge
    Teach Now!

  • Teach Now! English

    Becoming a Great English Teacher

    By Alex Quigley

    Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners. Written by a…

    Paperback – 2014-05-02
    Routledge
    Teach Now!

  • Teach Now! History

    Becoming a Great History Teacher

    By Mike Gershon

    Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners. Written by a…

    Paperback – 2014-05-02
    Routledge
    Teach Now!

Books by Geoff Barton

  • Teach Now! The Essentials of Teaching

    What You Need to Know to Be a Great Teacher

    By Geoff Barton

    Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners. Teach Now! The…

    Paperback – 2014-12-19
    Routledge
    Teach Now!

  • Don’t Call it Literacy!

    What every teacher needs to know about speaking, listening, reading and writing

    By Geoff Barton

    "Every teacher in English is a teacher of English," said George Sampson, one of the early school inspectors, back in 1921. It’s never been truer, or more relevant. Literacy has a major impact on young people’s life-chances and it is every teacher’s responsibility to help build their communication,…

    Paperback – 2012-12-13
    Routledge

  • Grammar Survival

    A Teacher's Toolkit, 2nd Edition

    By Geoff Barton

    Focusing on what you need to know in the classroom, Grammar Survival provides you with the essential knowledge and tools you’ll need to teach grammar effectively. This second edition has been updated and restructured to reflect the revised framework for English, and ten new sections have been added…

    Paperback – 2010-01-04
    Routledge

Video Interview with Daisy Christodoulou

Watch another exclusive author interview with Daisy Christodoulou, author of the controversial book, Seven Myths About Education. In this video, Daisy discusses the inspiration for the book and the changes she would like to see in teaching today. 

View this exclusive author interview here

Daisy Christodoulou