There should be a copy in every staffroom...In short it's invaluable: keep it under lock or key, or your colleagues will pinch it." TES ?This book will help you negotiate the minefield that is the teaching profession. It?s realistic, practical and stuffed with valuable information.? Sue Cowley This is the definitive teaching resource for trainees everywhere. Drawing on the advice of professionals from every sphere of education, teaching guru, Sue Cowley, presents a vivid insider's guide to surviving in teaching - from preparing for teaching practice and finding a job, to planning lessons and managing behaviour, right through to grappling with ICT and progressing your career Illustrated throughout with checklists, real-life documents and a series of interviews with people working in education, this is the most user-friendly, entertaining and realistic book on teaching ever published. The second edition of this classic text has been fully up-dated and boasts a new chapter on ?teaching and learning?, a series of new interviews and an edu-speak jargon-buster.
Sue Cowley is the author of a number of best-selling education and parenting books. She writes regularly for several teaching publications, including the TES and Junior Education. She has taught students at both primary and secondary level, in the UK and overseas. She now works as an educational writer, trainer and presenter.
Section 1: Anatomy of Teaching; 1. Teaching as a career; 2. Teacher training; 3. Surviving and succeeding on teaching practice; 4. Finding a job; 5. Your first year; 6. Anatomy of a school; 7. Preparing to teach; 8. Classroom teaching; 9. Beyond the classroom; 10. Pay, promotion and career development; 11. Other issues; Section 2: Case Studies; 12. Planning in the primary school. 13. Planning in the secondary school; Section 3: Teachers' Toolkit; 14. Sample documents; 15. Terminology; 16. Checklists; Section 4: ICT; 17. ICT and the teacher; 18. Software; Section 5: The Directory.