The Legacy of Michael Marland
As teaching still fights over whether to define itself as an art or a science, there is little doubt that it effectively exists as a craft. The act of managing young people (or learners of any type) is one that improves with practice and time. Michael Marland’s seminal 1970s book ‘The Craft of the Classroom’ is still the best book of its type – a guide for the management of both people and resources in
This section has a more internal focus, though. The teaching of literature requires craft that affect the inner-lives of learners, with all the clumsy messiness that such
Schools can range widely on lesson planning, from demanding every teacher deliver a PowerPoint in
Technology and Education
Many forces influence the use of technology in education. Not all of them have
Marking and Feedback
For teachers of English and literature, marking can be a bane if not implemented wisely. Geoff Barton, current head of the Teacher’s College, said that English teachers need to mark for ten hours a week on average. Techniques to make marking more responsive, interesting and worthwhile are discussed here.