Whether you are beginning a teacher-training course or embarking on a career in teaching, this introductory textbook provides comprehensive information on how to meet the standard for effective teaching in nursery and primary settings. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to take into account the latest changes to the Standards for Initial Teacher Training and Induction. After reading this book you will have: A knowledge of children's development theories and the impact this has on teaching and learning. An overview of the structure and scope of the 3-8 curriculum. An understanding of the many professional requirements which affect a teacher's work. The ability to support this knowledge with a practical capability based on effective organization, management and planning strategies. The ability to use alternative forms and methods of assessment and to apply this knowledge to future teaching. This text includes numerous examples from primary and nursery classrooms as well as checklists of helpful advice. It 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.
Table of Contents
Professional values and practice; Knowledge and understanding; Teaching. 1. Professional values and practice; Having high expectations of all the children; Working with parents and other adults; The corporate life of the nursery / school; Continuing professional development (CPD); The responsibilities and legal liabilities of the 3-8 teacher; 2. Knowledge and understanding; The Foundation Stage curriculum (nursery and reception pupils); The National Curriculum for 5-8 year olds (years 1,2 and 3); Children as learners; Personal, social and emotional development; Communication, language and literacy; Mathematical development; Knowledge and understanding of the world; Physical development; Creative development; Information and Communications Technology (ICT); 3. Teaching; Planning; Monitoring, assessing, recording and reporting; Catering for individual pupil needs and abilities; Classroom organisation and management
Mark O'Hara is Head of Student Experience in the Faculty of Development and Society at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.