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The beginning teacher's guide to outstanding practice

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May 2017 | 248 pages | Learning Matters
Don’t smile until Christmas. "Never be afraid to ask for help." "Always accept a cup of tea when it’s offered to you."

There’s no shortage of tips, tricks and friendly advice for newly qualified teachers, but how can they separate the wheat from the chaff? What is recommended, reliable, and backed by expertise and evidence?

The NQT book is written by experienced teachers and teacher training experts—sources you can trust to provide pragmatic and evidence-based support. Here are top five reasons why you should recommend it to your trainees:
  1. Provides guidance that is a natural extension of their teacher training
  2. Avoids quick fixes and shortcuts that will prove unhelpful in the long-term
  3. Covers areas NQTs say they need more support including communicating with parents and carers and teaching EAL pupils
  4. A focus on mindfulness and teacher wellbeing to guide NQTs in maintaining a healthy work-life balance
  5. Case studies and research summaries provide evidence of the impact of particular approaches and why
Wendy Jolliffe and David Waugh
Wendy Jolliffe
Becoming an accredited teacher
Yasmin Valli
The Teachers’ Standards
Wendy Jolliffe
Effective learning
Wendy Delf
Effective teaching
Hilary Smith
Behaviour for learning
Julia Lawrence
Reflecting on your teaching
Paul Hopkins
Using evidence to inform teaching
Paul Hopkins
Technology and the new teacher
Clare Head
Speech, language and communication needs
Kamil Trzebiatowski
Building Academic Language in Learners of English as an Additional Language
John Bennett
Grammar, punctuation and spelling
Wendy Jolliffe
Supporting struggling readers and the role of phonics
David Waugh
The wider role of the teacher
Alison McManus
Being mindful of teacher wellbeing

Really informative, lots of practical advice for trainee teachers

Miss Kelly Stewart
Teacher Education, Accrington And Rossendale College
June 19, 2017

This will be beneficial for our trainees to dip into as we are always looking for ways to help trainees improve their practice.
Much of what is mentioned will form the foundation of some of the seminar sessions

Very good

Ms Roz Hornsby
Faculty of Education & Health, Greenwich University
August 25, 2018

Sample Materials & Chapters

Behaviour For Learning

Wendy Jolliffe

Wendy Jolliffe is Professor of Education and worked in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) for 14 years; latterly as Head of Teacher Education at the University of Hull. She worked previously as a Regional Adviser for the National Strategies and advised ITT providers on effective provision for literacy.  She has published extensively in Primary English and Cooperative Learning. More About Author

David Waugh

David Waugh is a former deputy headteacher who worked in ITT from 1990 at the University of Hull, where he led the PGCE course and became Head of Department. In 2008 he was appointed as one of two (the other being Wendy) National Strategies Regional Advisers for ITT. He is currently lectures at Durham University. He has published extensively in primary English, as well as developing e-learning resources for National Strategies for English, mathematics and mentoring and coaching. David also writes children’s stories, including The Wishroom, which was written with 45 children from 15 East Durham primary schools and published in 2017. More About Author

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