This introductory textbook provides comprehensive information on how to meet the standards for effective teaching in early years and primary settings. It is therefore ideal for those beginning a teacher training course or embarking on a career in teaching. This accessible book explains: how design & technology works as a subject; how a comprehensive range of strategies can be employed to teach design & technology; how to plan and resource high-quality teaching and learning; how to monitor, assess, and report on children's learning; how to provide equal opportunities; how to meet special educational needs; how to co-ordinate the subject; and, above all, how to teach design & technology effectively. This text includes numerous examples from early years and primary classrooms as well as checklists and helpful advice. It also points readers to further reading of the kind necessary for trainee and newly qualified teachers to meet the Standards for Initial Teacher Training and Induction.