The Quill Guy


Teaching Powerful Knowledge

Hello and welcome to an established website of ten years that highlights my interest in all things beyond the remit of the classroom.

Having spent fourteen years reflecting on the teaching craft I have found this: the best classroom is one where you (the learners and the teachers) are curious in cultures beyond the one received at birth. It is only through knowing others that we can truly know ourselves. This powerful call for self-knowledge resounds throughout the ages:

This above all: to thine own self be true – Polonius (via Shakespeare)
Know thyself – Socrates (himself)

It is for this reason that The Quill Guy has moved from evaluating the craft of teaching to the promotion of powerful knowledge and cultural capital. Success in external performance measures provides a passport to the next stage of academia; an enriched inner-perspective means any life you lead can be better appreciated and enjoyed. The kind of cultural capital enjoyed in the best classrooms is reflected here, as well as links to my books and MA writing. 

Below you can find resources and guides for learning and teaching literature and more for 11-19 years old and beyond. Directly below you can read more of my teaching and learning philosophy. 

I hope you find this useful; please contact me above for any consultation or conversation. Thank you for reading.

Gregory Anderson 2018

Frankenstein

Thoughts and Resources for Reading and Teaching Frankenstein at KS3 and KS4.

Romeo and Juliet

Thoughts and Resources for Reading and Teaching Romeo and Juliet at KS3 and KS4.

An Inspector Calls

Thoughts and Resources for Reading and Teaching An Inspector Calls at KS3 and KS4.

Conflict Poetry

Thoughts and Resources for Reading and Teaching the Conflict Poetry Anthology at KS4.

Unseen Poetry

Thoughts and Resources for Reading and Teaching Unseen Poetry at KS3, KS4 and KS5.

Literary Context

Context for literature studies and beyond.

Literacy and Accuracy

Thoughts and Resources for becoming more literate and accurate in your writing.

Persuasive Writing

Argumentative and Persuasive Writing for School and for Living.

Creative and Descriptive Writing

Creative Writing for School and for Living.

Atonement

Thoughts and Resources for Reading and Teaching Atonement at KS5.

The Great Gatsby

Thoughts and Resources for Reading and Teaching The Great Gatsby at KS5.

Unseen Prose

Thoughts and Resources for responding to Unseen Prose at KS5 (and before).

Learning for School

Learning for Life

How do other people see the world? How can more than one perspective be expressed?

Reading

How do you see the world? How can you express perspective and perception with language?

Writing

How do other people persuade and reason? How can you persuade other people and reason through conflicts?

Speaking

How can you get better in school? Can you learn efficiently and effectively? Can you get better in life?

Studying