This introductory textbook provides comprehensive information on how to meet the standard for effective teaching in nursery and primary settings.
It is aimed at teacher training students on 3-8 courses, and newly qualified teachers working with the same age range. Well-established as a recommended title for a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses (PGCE Early Years, PGCE Primary, Childhood Studies, Foundation Degrees), this 3rd Edition has been updated to include the revised Standards for the Award of Qualified Teacher Status and the subsequent Induction Standards as the basis for discussing all key aspects of 3-8 teaching and for directing trainee and newly qualified teachers towards further reading and other sources of information.
Beyond guidance on reaching the standards, Teaching 3-8 has received much praise for its philosophical take on teaching as a profession with a value system. Mark O'Hara's introduction to all that Foundation and Key Stage One teachers should know includes full and updated information on: having high expectations of all pupils, establishing effective partnerships with parents and colleagues, engaging in whole-school approaches to delivering the curriculum, how schools and nurseries are managed and inspected, responsibilities and legal liabilities, children's learning and development, an environment to promote positive relationships and active learning planning observation and classroom practice and motivating children to succeed.
A new chapter on your first year of teaching and beyond concludes the book, with guidance of finding your first teaching post, the induction year, and continuing your professional development.O'Hara's instruction and guidance is fully accessible and complemented by excellent examples and learning audits for the reader.
About the Author
Mark O'Hara is Head of Student Experience in the Faculty of Development and Society at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
Table of Contents
1. Professional AttributesHaving high expectations of all the childrenWorking with parents and other adultsThe corporate life of the nursery / school The responsibilities and legal liabilities of the 3-8 teacher
2. Professional Knowledge and Understanding Children as learnersThe Early Years Foundation Stage: Provision for nursery and reception pupilsThe National Curriculum for 5-8 year olds (Years 1, 2 and 3)Personal, social and emotional developmentCommunication, language and literacyProblem solving, reasoning and numeracyKnowledge and understanding of the worldPhysical developmentCreative development
3. Professional SkillsPromoting positive relationships and active learningPlanningMonitoring, assessing, recording and reportingCatering for individual pupil needs and abilitiesEnabling Environments: Organizing and managing learning and teachingEffective teaching methods
4. The First Year of Teaching and BeyondGetting your first teaching postThe Induction YearAfter your Induction Year: Continuing Professional Development (CPD)