"How does the earnest, humble teacher manage to stay on top of the game? This book will hopefully help to answer that question. It is designed to provide down-to-earth guidance through the maze of responsibilities, challenges and expectations that underpin a successful first five years in the profession. Whether you are a curious outsider contemplating a career change, an NQT just 'starting out' or a more experienced practitioner looking to make the most of your developing skills, this is the book for you. It outlines what you have to do, explains why you have to do it, and gives practical advice on how to do it well." --Louisa Leaman
About the Author
Louisa Leaman is an experienced behaviour support teacher, having taught across the age range in a variety of special and mainstream schools. She now works as an educational writer, consultant, trainer, and children's author, combining these roles with a part-time teaching post.
Table of Contents
IntroductionBefore you startPart 1: What do teachers do?1Managing learning2Managing behaviour3Managing the classroom4Being part of school lifePart 2: What does training involve?5Making the most of your placement 6Making the most of collegePart 3: Coping with your first job 7Finding one8Getting prepared9Making a positive first impressionSurvivalPart 4: Valuable personality traits10.Commitment11. Patience12. Self-confidencePart 5: Skills you will benefit from13. Organisation14. Flexibility15. Communication16. Stress managementPart 6: In the staffroom17. Professionalism18. And beyond19. Dealing with difficultiesPart 7: How to win friends and influence ...20. The parents21. Senior managementPart 8: Getting the most from your classroom22. Refining your skills23. Raising achievementPart 9: Remaining positive24. Teaching 'ruts'Part 10: Career progression25. Exploring your options26. ChangeConclusion