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Andy Tharby

Andy Tharby is a practising English teacher with nine 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 English lesson count

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

Making Every Lesson Count

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

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Making every English lesson count

June 10 2017

Image: @jasonramasami Two years ago my colleague Shaun Allison and I were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to write a book on teaching practice. This became Making every lesson count, a handbook for teachers based on six interlinking pedagogical principles: challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning. It was our pet project and we had great […]

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Creating a culture for academic excellence

May 15 2017

Originally posted on Class Teaching:
In this week’s 15 minute forum, English teacher Andy Tharby discussed how we can create and sustain a fertile culture for academic excellence. * Our school is situated in a coastal town and has an intake that covers a large social demographic. We are currently asking an interesting question: how can we help students from all…

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