On his first day at an inner-city state school the author gets nuked. The class he is made to cut his teeth on are an unruly mob stuffed with behavioural issues. In this account of his first few years in the classroom, the author grapples with the complicated questions of how to teach, how we learn - and how little he actually knows.
Essential reading if you are considering making an application for secondary initial teacher education or preparing to begin your programme. Introduces you to a range of perspectives on teaching and teacher education and guides you through the application process to ensure you choose the training route that's right for you.
Focusing on creativity, confidence, motivation and other core, workplace skills, Mark Labrow provides a wealth of ideas to help teachers bring creativity to their classroom. The activities in this resource will help students excel at teamwork, negotiation, have an awareness of themselves and others, and more.
Features a programme - which has been developed from research, practice and teaching - that helps the participants to acknowledge the importance of emotional development and the fact that they have a responsibility to do something about it. It includes 12 sessions that cover: appearance, girlfriends, sex, problem-solving, and future goals.
Peter Walker redefines what school is for and presents a vision for the future of secondary education, based on equity and engagement. We need different measures of achievement and aspiration if we are to better prepare all young people for life in the 21st century.
Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools covers the range of core professional skills that student teachers need to acquire, while considering recent developments in teaching, exploring the opportunities and challenges they present for those about to enter the profession.
How could you be using ICT in your classroom? Are you exploring what ICT can do for learners? The need for student-teachers and teachers to be technologically aware and competent is vital. This book provides a starting point for exploring the possibilities that ICT offers to schools, teachers and pupils.
Based on the Campaign for "Learning"'s Learning to Learn in Schools Action Research Project, this book describes what learning to learn is, outlines the research project, features in-depth case studies written by teachers that have activities, and gives ideas to help teachers move learning to learn forward in schools.
A practical resource for teachers written by experienced teacher educators. Covering the many issues of daily concern to teachers in the secondary sector, this handbook is organised in an easy-to- use A-Z format. Each entry covers a key theme on teaching strategies and begins with an essential outline of the topic.
Tackles the various issues that new teachers find difficult. This title includes chapters on: managing yourself and your workload; working as part of a team; developing teaching and learning strategies; assessing, recording and reporting values and Citizenship Education; and, continuing professional development.
The emergence of the 14-19 sector raises huge learning and teaching issues for both schools and colleges of further education. This book covers everything a teacher needs to know about learning and teaching across these phases.
This text looks at each national curriculum subject and analyzes it in terms of culture and ideology represented. It proceeds to give detailed advice and suggestions on how to promote equality and equal opportunities within each subject.
An examination of the nature of effective mentoring and its contribution to student teacher development. The book has a broad perspective and looks at policy developments and the differing approaches to teacher education, and explores central issues which have emerged in recent research.
Middle management are increasingly involved in managing and developing others, a situation reflected in the new Teacher Training Authority Subject Leader Standards. This text shows how to get to grips with the new standards.
Offers information needed to teach a course on decision making at various age levels. This title provides a menu of stories related to the real life experiences of the young people. It includes teacher notes, which indicate 'stopping points' where reflection and discussion is encouraged.
Aimed at new as well as more experienced lecturers, this book contains practical advice, grounded in learning theory. It shows how to take a step back, reflect on your practice and take measures to improve it. It explores ideas such as: using feedback from peers and students; turning your understanding into practice; and more.
Written by the six co-directors of the Nuffield Review of 14-19 Education and Training, this book asks 'What makes an educated 19 year old?' in the light of evidence collected over years by the investigation of every aspect of 14-19 education and training.
In this book, leading experts on 14-19 education and training explore the concept of policy-learning and examine recent policies and policy-making in England and Scotland. It will be of interest to all those involved in, or affected by, policy-making in the increasingly high-profile and politically charged field of 14-19 education.
This handbook offers newly qualified teachers in secondary and middle schools a programme of professional development and guidance for their induction year. Features of the book include: a guide to the DfEE's induction requirements and support materials on key professional issues.
This core text for student teachers training to teach the 14 - 19 years age group is written by highly experienced authors. Covering all the essentials, it makes clear links to theory and enables students to take the critical approach that they need for M-level work.
This volume brings together a range of articles from books and reports that inform an understanding of secondary schools in today's education climate. Through these, student teachers and practising teachers are introduced to the big issues and ideas currently being debated in this field.
This text heads the Open University's flexible PGCE "Aspects of Teaching" series, which provides a practical illustration of skills, knowledge and understanding required to teach in the secondary classroom.
A text book that brings together ongoing debates about personalised learning, creativity and ICT in education, with a cross-curricular focus, establishing a principled framework for cross-curricular teaching and learning in the arts.
A key book covering all the major professional teaching topics that students on teacher training courses in secondary education will need to cover in order to qualify for a career in the classroom. Fully updated to include recent changes in education policy
A new textbook for those training to teach in secondary schools, focusing on how research can be used to inform good teaching and structured around professional studies modules which are at the heart of all teacher training courses.
Offers initial guidance on the 'pros and cons' of choosing teaching as a career before going on to provide advice on how to make a successful application for a place on a training course. This book includes practical advice on: finding out whether teaching really is for you; choosing the right course; and getting to grips with educational jargon.
A comprehensive critical survey of the controversies, theories and practices central to secondary education, this book provides teachers, researchers, parents and policy-makers with a vital new reference resource. It covers topics such as: assessment; citizenship curriculum; e-learning; exclusion theories of learning; and work experience.
Images demonstrates how virtually any text-based activity can be enhanced through the use of images. Images argues that words and images are inseparable, and shows how images can be used to support the teaching of productive and receptive language skills, grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and more.