This book covers a great number of issues, ranging from turning up in school with a hangover or being chronically overtired, right through to dealing with parents and going on school trips. It offers more in the way of advice, written in a way that avoids being patronizing, instead coming from the perspective that these little problems and challenging moments happen to everyone and, in the long run, are not worth getting too stressed about.
The author offers practical tips interspersed with an amusing narrative, and brims with relevant examples.
Jon Barbuti gave up a glamorous career as a sports commentator in the national press to train as a teacher. He has just finished studying hard at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
Introduction:; 1. Teaching with a hangover; 2. Teaching while overtired; 3. Dealing with parents; 4. Going on school trips; 5. Coping with having a teacher in the classroom; 6. Having an assessor in the classroom; 7. INSET days; 8. Attending staff meetings; 9. Using the staffroom; 10. Coping with relationships and break-ups on the course; 11. Life changing events while training.