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How to be a brilliant English teacher

How to be a brilliant English teacher

Wright, Trevor, author

Now in its second edition, Trevor Wright's hugely popular How to be a Brilliant English Teacheris 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

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Second edition.
Published London: Routledge, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Trevor Wright
ISBN: 0203117107, 9780203117101, 9780415675000
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Previous edition: 2005.
Physical Description: 1 online resource ([xiii], 215 pages) : illustrations
Subject: English teachers.; Effective teaching.; High school teaching.; English language Study and teaching (Secondary)
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form.


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

Author note

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