The second edition of Your Teacher Training Companion is your one-stop-shop for the essential knowledge and skills you need to pass your course with confidence. Guiding you through your time in school and your studies, it will ensure you develop both the practical teaching skills and academic skills required to become a successful teacher.
Written in an accessible, no-nonsense style, it succinctly covers the most important aspects of becoming a teacher, showing you how to balance the competing demands of teaching in school, your course and social life. It is illustrated throughout with the case study of a fellow trainee teacher, focusing on developing best practice and ways in which you can pass on key skills to your learners.
Essential topics covered include:
effective lesson planning
assessment and feedback
delivering a highly successful lesson
making time and space for your studies
improving your writing skills
writing assignments and building your teaching portfolio
planning and delivering an effective presentation
Designed for the very busy trainee on all routes to qualified teacher status, Your Teacher Training Companion, 2ed offers you the essential knowledge and skills you need to get the most out of your time with pupils, improve your study skills, successfully achieve qualified teacher statues and manage your early career as an NQT.
Jim McGrath was Course Director for the MA in Education and Professional Development at Birmingham City University, UK. Anthony Coles was Reader in Post-Compulsory Education and Director of Continuous Professional Development for the Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences at Birmingham City University, UK.
Part 1 Managing your placement 1. What you need to know to survive your placement 2. What you need to know about your classroom management 3. What you need to know about effective lesson planning 4. What you need to know about teaching methods 5. What you need to know about learning theory 6. What you need to know about assessment and feedback 7. How to deliver a highly successful lesson Part 2 Managing your studies 8. How to make time and space for your studies 9. How to find and read the literature you need 10. How to improve your writing skills 11. How to write your assignments 12. How to build your teaching portfolio 13. How to plan and deliver an effective presentation 14. How to find your first job