The Complete Guide to Becoming an English Teacher
- Stephen Clarke - University of Leeds, UK
- Paul Dickinson - Sheffield Hallam University, UK
- Jo Westbrook - University of Sussex, UK
English | Secondary Teacher Training | Teacher Training
'This is a text that should accompany every student teacher of English and find its way on to the shelf of all practising teachers. This book excited me. It is written in a style that makes you want to try out activities and take up challenges. This book will encourage the student teacher to embrace the subject of English along with its associated values and debates' - ESCalate
`If I was training to teach English today, this is the book I would want - an extraordinarily professional handbook of good practice ' - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement, Teacher Magazine
This essential companion for aspiring secondary English teachers has been extensively reworked to help students meet the very latest professional and academic standards, while also equipping them with the knowledge and skills they will need for the beginning of their teaching career.
Focusing on the essentials needed to be a successful English teacher, the authors combine subject knowledge with ideas, examples and approaches for creating an effective, vibrant learning environment, and real examples of lesson plans and schemes of work. Each chapter clearly links practice to theoretical and critical perspectives on teaching, making this an ideal text for students working towards M-level credits or a Masters in Teaching and Learning.
There are also brand new chapters which explore in greater depth specific areas of contention and challenging issues, including:
- Diversities, including global perspectives on teaching English
- The application and implications of using ICT
- Multi-agency provision in personalising learning
- Research methodologies
- Transition from the training year and the first year as a teacher
The latest requirements for Qualified Teacher Status are clearly signposted throughout, and activities at the end of each chapter help to reinforce knowledge and encourage reflection. Written by a team of highly respected authors, this new edition should be on every secondary English student's bookshelf.
This book gives a detailed account for people beginning their English teaching careers. It covers subjects, such as planning, discussing them in a broad that makes the book very useful and helpful.
This book is recommended for any english teacher it covers a range of topics and offer practical advice and guidance
This book is presented as a collection of 10 discrete chapters. Although most of the chapters are very interesting and there are some excellent ideas, the book is not ideal as core course book. Some areas of English teaching are not covered and it is not really structured as one would expect for a course book. Nevertheless, I'd definitely recommend it as a supplemertary book.
A very interesting book with insight into the classroom and how to make english fun.
This book is well considered and covers key aspoects of Engilish teaching. There is a good balance of tasks and information and students are encouraged to consider their teaching in a critical way.
Good subject coverage combined with practical activities. Goes beyond the world of "English" to look at factors influencing learning and teaching. A good all-round text for intending teachers of English.
The updated copy is even more informative than previous copies - I will be recommending this to my students.
New to the 2nd edition are chapters which explore:
Diversities, including global perspectives on teaching English
The application and implications of using ICT
Multi-agency provision in personalising learning
Transition from the training year and the first year as a teacher