John T Morris BA(Hons),MEd,MPhil,CertEd, Director JTM Educational Consultants
Phil Beadle needs no introduction since his starring roles on television have inspired teachers of all ages to try new approaches to delivering learning with the emphasis on student participation and achievement. This book offers a wide range of practical activities to improve confidence levels of teachers to engage students more effectively. The author addresses the difficulties faced by learners when using commas, colons, apostrophes, etc. By use of anecdotes from his vast experience Phil Beadle enlightens the reader to real life situations and learner responses they may face. The structure of the book into solutions and barriers is helpful A good example is the author's emphasis on a range of methods of improving oracy, “the most fundamental and important skill”. The chapter on dispensing with teacher led discussion and organising “talk” in more imaginative ways provokes ideas about delivery of learning. With the emphasis in England and Wales on improving students literacy skills this book could well promote ideas to unlock potential of learners currently under performing.
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