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The Quill Guy


Teaching Powerful Knowledge

Hello and welcome to this website of my teaching.  I teach and lead classrooms of wonder, teaching powerful knowledge to all walks of life. To teach others is to teach myself.   

The best classroom is one curious in cultures beyond your own. 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 The Quill Guy promotes the teaching of powerful knowledge and cultural capital. Those experiencing a procedural curriculum structured around exams will find here a different path. Structuring a curriculum around an exam board is flawed and cowardly. Exam success is essential. Success in external measures (exams) provides a passport to the next stage of academia.  

 

But a deep and wide perspective of life means any path you walk can be better appreciated and enjoyed. Cultural capital enriches your perspective. The kinds 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. You can also read more of my teaching and learning philosophy. In my contact page I am available for consultation and collaboration. 

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

Gregory Anderson 2019

Learning for School

Learning for Life

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).
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