Written to address whole-school issues and professional values in the secondary school, this text explores the skills, roles, and knowledge needed by those undertaking initial teacher training courses. Creating a bridge between the academic world and the classroom, the book provides: guidance on key issues such as lesson planning, classroom management and assessment practical tips on handling areas of real concern - discipline, workload, job interviews, relating to colleagues advice on teaching beyond your specialist subject and teaching in challenging circumstances a strong reflective focus through case studies, action points and reflection points. Written in line with the updated QTS standards, this book is core reading for all students wanting to get the most out of their initial teacher training programme.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Becoming a secondary school teacher; Teaching; Learning; Planning; Behaviour management; Inclusive Practice: The Challenge of meeting individual needs; Assessment; The role of the Form Tutor; Teaching beyond your subject specialism; Teaching in schools in challenging circumstances; Getting your first post; Being a successful professional