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Andy Tharby

Andy Tharby is a practising English teacher with over a decade’s classroom experience at a secondary school in West Sussex. He is co-author of the award-winning Making Every Lesson Count and 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. Andy is also interested in helping fellow teachers enhance their practice through engagement with research evidence.

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

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Publications by Andy Tharby

Making every English lesson count

Brings the teaching of conceptual knowledge, vocabulary and challenging literature…

How to Explain Absolutely Anything to Absolutely Anyone

In How to Explain Absolutely Anything to Absolutely Anyone Andy…

Making Every Lesson Count

This award-winning title has now inspired a whole series of…

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Comment on Modelling writing… and the meaning of life by 3 Ways to Sneak Writing Time Into Your School Day – Everton Rocca

July 26 2018

[…] Modeling a genuine passion for writing can be tremendously inspirational to students. I realized this myself one day when my kids were quietly working on stories they were developing, and I began writing a new chapter of my own. One of the students, upon seeing how rapidly my fingers were firing away at my keyboard, asked me what I was doing. […]

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Comment on Knowledge-first English teaching by Knowledge-first English teaching — Reflecting English – ESL Resources

June 28 2018

[…] via Knowledge-first English teaching — Reflecting English […]

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