Who I am
Twitter handle: @TodBrennanEng
Favourite book: Flight from the Enchanter by Iris Murdoch
What I do
Brief biography: I’m a plain old English Teacher. I also do a blog and a vlog thingy.
What I want to tell you about
Workshop title: The heart of the matter – authorial purpose
Brief description: For years I blundered and staggered my way through teaching authorial purpose. I’d largely ignore it and then ask probing questions in my marking. Some students stumbled through and so I let myself off the hook. In my sixth year I think I’ve finally cracked it! And by cracked it I mean stopped being disastrous at teaching students how to do it. The worst thing is the answer was under my nose all along.