This popular text for secondary teacher trainees covers all the key issues for learning and teaching in secondary schools and is a core text for all those working towards QTS. Focusing on both professional attributes and more practical teaching skills, the text provides an essential summary of educational research and includes both reflective and school-based practical tasks. Throughout, case studies make essential links between theory and practice and the text focuses on what trainees need to know. This Fifth Edition is linked to the new Teachers' Standards. New to this edition: @! Linked to the NEW Teachers' Standards @! Makes reference to new government initiatives, updated information on SEN @! Includes notes on the new curriculum Viv Ellis is currently a University Lecturer in Educational Studies at the University of Oxford.