F. J. Gilbert

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (54 of 61)
Location: London
Anniversary: 23 Jan
Birthday: 2 Feb
In My Own Words:
Author of 'I'm A Teacher, Get Me Out Of Here', 'Teacher On The Run', 'Yob Nation', and 'Parent Power'.

My top five books: 1. Herzog by Saul Bellow. 2. One Day by Mollie Panter-Downes 3. Penguin Selected Stories of Henry James. 4. High Windows by Philip Larkin. 5. The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 41,699 - Total Helpful Votes: 54 of 61
Transcendence: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transcendence-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/artist-redirect/B00J3LGDC6">Mychael Danna</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
This is a truly fabulous soundtrack: eerie, creepy, uplifting, melodic, full of subtle textures which capture the best aspects of the film. The composer has stripped his score right down to the bone and used his synthesizers, pads, basses, SFX and more traditional instruments very sparingly: he takes you on a sonic journey into the soul which is far more evocative than the actual film, which was very unconvincing.
Sustaining formative assessment with teacher learn&hellip by Dylan Wiliam
Wiliam is a leading educational theorist who is a rare beast: an academic who actually speaks directly to teachers. This book is jammed packed with invaluable insights into how teachers function and how they can best amend and improve their practice. Wiliam is both an idealist and a pragmatist: he has noble aims for education and profoundly believes that assessment needs to be a positive, constructive experience for both teachers and learners. He re-casts teachers as "learners" but not in a patronising fashion, and offers the important perception that many teachers need to improve what they already do well and that they need to be empowered to make decisions as to what they need to have… Read more
William Blake: Selected Works (Cambridge Literatur&hellip by William Blake
For an English teacher like me, I found this short, pithy introduction to Blake invaluable. It contains brief notes on the poems and excellent questions for students to do, including creative response questions. It also includes extracts from Blake's letters and longer works as well as his shorter lyrics. The only disappointment was that there could have been more detailed notes.

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