Every summer I try to catch up on some educational reading - it's rare I find the time and space to read about teaching during the frantic term times. This summer, reading this book was an absolute pleasure. As a fan of the Chris's blogs, I had high expectations, but I was not let down at all. The book is rammed with ideas for lessons that you could, quite literally, use next week. There are heaps of practical suggestions all underpinned by a clear philosophy of English teaching, with not a gimmick in sight. It's a fantastic achievement to package so much experience and wisdom into such a readable and easily digestable book.
I genuinely feel excited about some of the new ideas and techniques I'll be trialing in September.
In a fairly crowded field of books about teaching English, this is certainly one of my favourites.