Five sections cover education policy, professional skills, theory, practice and reflection. The authors provide teaching ideas that work, and that will help trainee teachers to improve their grades and lesson observation profiles. There is a clear explanation of the theoretical underpinning that must be grasped in order to pass written assignments, and Masters level debates are addressed throughout the book, with a dedicated chapter exploring academic themes and issues.

Classroom Ideas That Really Work

Classroom ideas that really work


By the end of this chapter the reader will be able to:

  • use a variety of activities for starting lessons;
  • deploy a variety of activities during the main section of the lesson;
  • use a variety of activities to end lessons;
  • introduce activities for lessons with a new class of learners;
  • judge the appropriateness of classroom ideas against the time taken to prepare and how repeatable the technique is.

Why Teaching is like Being a Magician?

Shortly before he died in 2009, iconic British magician William Wallace argued that in reality, there were only 10 magic tricks in the world that had ever been invented and that all modern magicians do is to find new ways of presenting these ...

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