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Inspired English Teaching

Magazine article NATE Classroom

Inspired English Teaching

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Inspired English Teaching

Keith West

Continuum 2010

ISBN 9781441141347

Paperback 16.99 [pounds sterling]

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Keith West's Inspired English Teaching is indeed inspiring; a must for all new and training teachers, but a great reminder of 'what you used to know but have been too busy to remember' for those of us who have been doing it for years. Actually, it's even worth looking at if English isn't your specialism.

Inspired English Teaching deals with things you don't always get as part of your teacher training, I certainly didn't. Like, 'Use Your Body'--the importance of body language, facial expression and clothing. And, 'Take Charge of your Classroom'--about using the classroom space, seating plans, styles and procedures. There is also useful information about assessment, report writing etc.

The 'Health Check' in the conclusion is a particularly useful reminder of why we do this job: that student learning is central. There are also 20 ready-to-use lesson plans that 'will excite, intrigue and entertain', and indeed, I think they will. …

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