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
This essential companion for aspiring secondary English teachers in the UK 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 of The Complete Guide to Becoming an English Teacher, Second Edition 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 personalizing 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.
All in all, I would thoroughly recommend the book for both less and more experienced teachers. Sida-Nicholls is to be congratulated on achieving the near-impossible, a concise but readable book on how to teach English successfully within the current school climate.
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