Learning to teach involves hard work and careful preparation. To become an effective teacher requires subject knowledge, an understanding of your pupils and the confidence to respond to dynamic classroom situations.
This best-selling textbook offers a sound and practical introduction to the skills needed to gain Qualified Teacher Status, and will help you to develop those qualities that lead to good practice and a successful future in education. This 4th edition has been updated to include changes to the National Curriculum for England and Wales, as well as changes to the organization of, and curriculum for, early professional development.
With a focus on evidence-based practice, the book is packed with examples of how to analyze practice to ensure pupil learning is maximized. Activities in each chapter also provide an analytical toolkit to help you to analyze your own learning and performance. Web-based links to sources of new knowledge that support evidence-based practice are also included.
With even more useful strategies and ideas, Learning to Teach in the Secondary School, 4th edition covers the range of situations and potential problems faced by the student teacher and the newly qualified teacher.
The book contains 29 units, organized into 9 chapters, each covering a key concept or skill, including:
- Managing classroom behavior
- Understanding the ways pupils learn
- Planning lessons and schemes of work
- Differentiation, progression and pupil grouping
- Assessment and recording
- Inclusion and special educational needs
- using ICT in teaching and learning
- Understanding schools in society
- Getting your first teaching post