English by @AntSchmitt

Name: Ant Smith
Twitter name: @AntSchmitt
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): English
Position: Second in Department
What is your advice about? English

  1. Analyse how Blooms’ taxonomy underpins the development of reading and writing skills.
  2. Get geeky about your subject: have favourite authors and writers and use their material to inform the development of your own skills – then bring it all into the classroom.
  3. Marking must be useful but also sustainable – if your marking detracts from your own life you need to reign your practice in, otherwise you become less effective in class.
  4. Understand the difference between developing knowledge, understanding and skills, then be clear about what you’re trying to achieve over a period of time.
  5. Pre-teach concepts in engaging ways, the pupils will do the rest of the hard work for you.
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