Brilliant Secondary School Teacher

By David Torn & Peter Bennett
May 2011
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780273735649
212 pages, Illustrated
$33 .50 paper original

Cutting through theory to focus on the skills required for being a secondary school teacher in today’s classrooms, Brilliant Secondary School Teacher uses anecdotes and case studies and draws on the 15 years experience of an award-winning London teacher to help you understand what being a brilliant teacher is all about – and lets you know that through good habits and effective planning, this is an achievable goal.

Taking you on the journey through your first lessons with your classes, establishing a rapport with your students, planning engaging lessons and managing behaviour, to meaningful assessment, the role of the form tutor and thinking about the next steps in your career, look no further for expert advice on becoming a brilliant teacher.


About the authors


List of terms and abbreviations


Introduction: reminding ourselves what is important

1. The journey to becoming an outstanding teacher

2. Starting afresh – early contact with classes

3. A class act – planning exciting and highly challenging lessons

4. Know the golden rules – managing the class effectively

5. Up to the mark – formative assessment

6. The data day business: using data for pupil improvement

7. Make it personal – effective methods of differentiation in the classroom

8. On top of the form – the role of the form tutor

9. Talk to the heart – managing yourself and others

10. The learning journey

Concluding thoughts

Further reading


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