Part of the exciting new "So You Want to Be..." series written by professionals for professionals, this book offers revealing insights into surviving as a trainee or newly qualified teacher.Working in any institution is difficult. Add a few hundred teenagers or young children to the equation and it becomes a near certainty that it will be virtually impossible to slide in smoothly and set up camp. This short, yet invaluable guide aims to dispel the many myths surrounding teaching and instead tells it like it is. Brimming with tricks and techniques to make you shine, Lucy Waide writes engagingly and accessibly. It is a must-read for all trainees and NQTs.
Lucy Waide has been teaching English for six years at Failsworth Sports College in Manchester. Having been through the Graduate Teacher's Training Programme herself, she now mentors NQTs and teachers on placements in her school.
Preface; Chapter 1 - Why would you want to teach?; Chapter 2 - Pathways into teaching; Chapter 3 - Requirements; Chapter 4 - Standards and evidence; Chapter 5 - Your Initial Teacher's Training placement; Chapter 6 - Different mentors; Chapter 7 - Housekeeping / Your Professional Development Folder (PDF); Chapter 8 - Precious NQT Status requirements; Chapter 9 - Mundane meetings; Chapter 10 - Special Educational Needs (SEN) / behaviour and discipline; Chapter 11 - School politics: How to survive in the staff room; Chapter 12 - Sickness and stress; Chapter 13 - Going for interviews.