The market leading text for beginning teachers on all undergraduate, postgraduate and school-based routes to QTS, it provides an essential introduction to the key skills and knowledge needed to become a successful teacher. Offering advice on all aspects of teaching and learning, this ninth edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect changes in the field and covers key new topics, including the science of learning, online pedagogies and working with your mentor. There are also expanded units on diversity and inclusion and teacher wellbeing.
The text includes a wealth of examples and tasks to support you in successfully applying theory to practice, and in critically reflecting on and analysing your practice to maximise pupil learning. The wide range of pedagogical features supports both school- and university-based work up to Masters level. Written by experts in the field, the 41 concise units are underpinned by evidence-informed practice and focus on what you need to know to thrive in the classroom, including:
online lessons and digital resources;
effective communication with pupils;
how pupils learn;
assessment, marking and feedback;
diversity and inclusion;
special educational needs and disabilities (SEND);
managing stress, workload and time;
applying for jobs, developing as a professional and networking.
The book is extended and enhanced through a companion website that includes downloadable chapter-specific resources, links to useful websites and interactive elements. The website also offers a range of multimedia materials including animated explainer videos and author-created videos. It also provides specific web-only units covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Supported by the subject-specific titles in the Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School and A Practical Guide to Teaching Subjects in the Secondary School Series, it is an essential purchase for every aspiring secondary school teacher.