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Phil Beadle - Author

About the Author

Phil Beadle knows a bit about bringing creative projects to fruit. His self-described 'renaissance dilettantism' is best summed up by Mojo magazine's description of him as a 'burnished voice soul man and left wing educationalist'. He is the author of ten books on a variety of subjects, including the acclaimed Dancing About Architecture, described in Brain Pickings as 'a strong, pointed conceptual vision for the nature and origin of creativity'. As songwriter Philip Kane, his work has been described in Uncut magazine as having 'novelistic range and ambition' and in Mojo as having a 'rare ability to find romance in the dirt' along with 'bleakly literate lyricism'. He has won national awards for both teaching and broadcasting, was a columnist for the Guardian newspaper for nine years and has written for every broadsheet newspaper in the UK, as well as the Sydney Morning Herald. Phil is also one of the most experienced, gifted and funniest public speakers in the UK.

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Literacy Commas, Colons, Connectives and Conjunctions

Literacy Commas, Colons, Connectives and Conjunctions

Author: Phil Beadle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2015

Literacy is important. This book is about getting it right. Its author is an expert in teaching children how to speak and write well, and has transformed the oral and written communication skills of many thousands of students. In Literacy he shares how he does it and what he knows about this most important of all skills and reveals what every teacher needs to know in order to radically transform literacy standards across the curriculum. The stories, anecdotes and insights into the many practical activities in this book are, in turn, and often in the same sentence, heart breaking, inspiring, shocking and, as ever, funnier and more readable than those in an education book have any right to be.

The Book of Plenary Here Endeth the Lesson ...

The Book of Plenary Here Endeth the Lesson ...

Author: Phil Beadle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2013

You paint an outside wall. It rains. What happens to the paint? It runs off, of course! So it is with our students. We teach them something. We can't be bothered to do the recap, the plenary, as we don't have any ideas. They leave the lesson. They promptly forget what you have taught them. There was no point their being in the lesson in the practical book of plenaries does what it says. It delivers a series of simple ideas for how to make your lesson endings - or mid-lesson recaps - interesting, engaging and cognitively challenging. Apply the ideas in this book and your students will leave the lesson with the information you have taught them still in their heads.

Dancing About Architecture A Little Book of Creativity

Dancing About Architecture A Little Book of Creativity

Author: Phil Beadle Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2011

Dancing about Architecture: A Little Book of Creativity is a compendium of outrageous ideas: ideas about how to take more risks, and about how to go about coming up with better ideas; ideas about how to plan experiences that leave people who are in the same room as those ideas awestruck; and, ideas to help you avoid the textbook, the worksheet the barely stifled yawn. From using The Book of Revelation as a planning device; to seeing every experience through the prism of physical activity or song; to measuring a poem to find its real heart; it outlines a methodology that, if you use it, will make you an even greater creative force than you already are.

Bad Education The Guardian Columns

Bad Education The Guardian Columns

Author: Phil Beadle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2011

Bad Education is a collection of Phil Beadle's columns from the Guardian's Education section, and is a laugh-a-minute romp through more or less every aspect of British Education over the last decade, which makes the occasional, entirely accidental, serious point.

How to Teach A Handbook for NQTs : The Ultimate, (and Ultimately Irrelevant) Look at What You Should be Doing in Your Classroom If You Want to be the Best Teacher You Can Possibly be

How to Teach A Handbook for NQTs : The Ultimate, (and Ultimately Irrelevant) Look at What You Should be Doing in Your Classroom If You Want to be the Best Teacher You Can Possibly be

Author: Phil Beadle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2010

This is the ultimate, (and ultimately irreverent) look at what you should be doing in your classroom if you want to be the best teacher you can possibly be. Phil Beadle, star of Channel 4's Unteachables and Can't Read Can't Write , former Secondary School Teacher of the Year and Guardian Education Columnist, outlines everything a newly qualified teacher needs to know in order to be an immediate success in the classroom. The book includes a substantial section on every new teacher's biggest concern: behaviour management, as well as giving tips on: various teaching methods; lesson planning; assessment; ways of organising the classroom; and how to motivate school students to get the absolute best out of them. Fluent, accessible and at times laugh out loud hilarious, Be a Fantastic Teacher - A Handbook for NQTs is the ultimate, (and ultimately irreverent) look at what you should be doing in your classroom if you want to be the best teacher you can possibly be.

Could Do Better! Help Your Kid Shine At School

Could Do Better! Help Your Kid Shine At School

Author: Phil Beadle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2008

Phil Beadle is a former rock musician, the winner of the Secondary Teacher of the Year Award 2005, and the inspirational teacher who wowed the nation with his unorthodox teaching methods in Channel 4 series THE UNTEACHABLES. There, his bizarre but effective approach to teaching English included Punctuation Kung-Fu, and reciting Macbeth to a field of cows. Through techniques such as these Beadle seemingly achieved the impossible by successfully drawing out the desire to learn from a group of failing pupils. Now his focus is on spreading the word to parents: every child has the ability to learn, and to do better at school. In this book he tells parents that there is no such thing as a stupid child, only boring lessons. Intelligent, unconventional, humorous and inspirational, this hands-on guide blends personal anecdotes with the nitty gritty of how to best unlock your children's unique intelligence, and how to ensure they have the best possible chance to succeed at school.

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