How to Take Charge of Your Teaching Career

How to Take Charge of Your Teaching Career

By: Margaret Adams (author)Paperback

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This is a comprehensive career management guide for teachers, offering sound advice for all teachers at any stage of their teaching career.This is the ultimate self-help guide on career management for teachers of all ages and at any stage in their career. Written by career management expert, Margaret Adams, it offers a structured approach to managing a career in teaching. This book will help every teacher to establish their next career steps, whether they are seeking promotion, looking to develop their skills, thinking about downshifting, simply trying to survive, or wondering if it is time to leave the profession. Well-written and highly accessible, this guide will provide teachers with everything they need to know about their career.

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Margaret Adams runs her own consultancy, and has specialised in developing teachers and lecturers in schools and colleges for over twenty years. A teacher for many years herself, Margaret has written numerous features on career management for teachers, focusing on whole career issues and on work-life balance.


Chapter 1: Why career management matters; Why you need this book, whether you are new to teaching or very experienced, whether you are looking for promotion or are happy to stay as you are, whether you are approaching the end of your teaching career, or thinking about leaving the profession. Chapter 2: Planning your Career; Set out in this section is a strategy for teachers to use regularly as a career-planning tool. The section reminds readers that what is important in their lives will change, as will their career aspirations, and looks at some of the reasons why aspirations and goals change.; Chapter 3: Starting your Career; This section sets the first years of teaching in the context of the whole career strategy. It looks at how teachers can establish a survival strategy and define their likely strengths.; Chapter 4: Developing your Career; This section asks readers to think about what they mean by progress. Will this mean extending their subject knowledge, making their way up the responsibility ladder, developing their abilities to manage classroom behaviour etc?; Chapter 5: Seeking Promotion; This section considers strategies for advancement in teaching, how to find opportunities, how to decide on the right progression route, how to assess when a career move will be right for them, etc. It considers what to do if a teacher ends up in the wrong job in the wrong school. The chapter also contains a section on headship and how to assess whether headship is the right career move.; Chapter 6: Changing Direction; This section looks at some of the reasons why teachers may choose to change direction. It considers some of the strategies that teachers can use to change gear or to refocus their thinking about their careers.; Chapter 7: Leaving Teaching; This section considers in a non-judgemental way what actions teachers can take when they are thinking about leaving the profession. It looks at the reasons, both personal and professional, which trigger this decision. It also reviews retraining, retirement and retirement planning.; Chapter 8: Putting it All Together; Summarises the book and recaps the main points in the career planning process.; Appendices: Key elements of career management; Questions in the book; Activities in the book; Further reading.

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/08/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781847060310
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781847060310
  • weight: 249
  • ISBN10: 1847060315

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