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Andy Tharby

Andy Tharby is a practising English teacher with 9 years of classroom experience at a secondary school in West Sussex. He is also a research lead, with an interest in helping ordinary classroom teachers enhance their practice through engagement with a wider evidence base. He writes a well-regarded blog, Reflecting English, in which he covers a range of subjects from improving student writing to finding solutions to the problems and dilemmas faced by busy teachers.

Read Andy’s guest blog post for The Times Educational Supplement.

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Publications by Andy Tharby

Making Every Lesson Count

Packed with practical strategies and case studies, Making Every Lesson…

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What happens when we teach interpretations of literature as facts?

October 21 2016

Image: @jasonramasami Your class have been reading a literary work for some time. You feel that it is now time to evaluate  a particular aspect of the text – let’s say, how an important character has been drawn. You ask for the class’s ideas – perhaps you first give them a chance to think alone […]

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Knowledge-first English teaching

October 02 2016

Tod Brennan, @TodBrennanEng, is putting together a series of interviews with English teachers. This morning we chatted about the benefits of a knowledge-first approach to English teaching. The video link is below: Do follow this series of interviews. They are bound to be fascinating. Last week’s guest was Caroline Spalding on career progression: Related posts: Can […]

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