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The Trainee Teacher's Handbook
A companion for initial teacher training

Second Edition


March 2021 | 304 pages | Learning Matters
This book helps trainees to build skills and focus on developing their professional practice through understanding, reflection and experimentation. Its practical structure and learning features help readers to recognise their own learning needs and set their own targets. The book takes the Teachers' Standards as a base and covers: 
  • planning
  • creating teaching resources
  • inclusive practice
  • assessment and progress
  • classroom management
  • pastoral care
This new edition has been updated to include:
A new chapter curriculum design, including decolonising the curriculum
A new chapter on What they don’t teach you in training
More support on metal health and wellbeing
 
Why do you want to teach?
 
Planning your journey through teacher training
 
Working with tutors and mentors
 
Reflecting on your practice
 
Using feedback for your own development
 
Potential barriers to teaching
 
Resilience and wellbeing
 
What do teachers do?
 
What does curriculum mean?
 
Planning great lessons
 
Creating teaching resources
 
The Inclusive Teacher
 
How do we learn? How should we teach?
 
Creating a positive classroom
 
Effective classroom management
 
Checking learners' progress
 
Pastoral Care
 
Sharing your knowledge with others
 
Getting your first job
 
The start of your professional Journey
 
A teacher's life
 
What they don’t teach you in training

A good generic all rounder to support final year students

Miss Christine Holbrey
Education & Professional Training, Leeds Beckett University
October 4, 2021

Crucial reading for any new and developing practitioners to give them the critical edge in formulating solid educational practices.

Mr Geoff Martin Hughes
Academic Professional Development, De Montfort University
August 22, 2021

Students loved this, and said how informative it was. Definitely a keeper

Mrs Havva Oykener
CASS School of Education & Communities, University of East London
April 8, 2021

This book was a more recent edition of a book previously adopted.

Mrs Kim Lawler
Department Education, Bradford College
April 12, 2021

Carol Thompson

Carol Thompson is a Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education at the University of Bedfordshire. An experienced teacher and researcher, she has a focus on developing teacher agency and creativity.  Her current role is focussed on designing and supporting programmes for teachers in post-compulsory education and she is an active member of the Institute of Research in Education. More About Author

Peter Wolstencroft

Peter Wolstencroft is an Associate Professor at Liverpool John Moores University. A firm believer in the transformative power of education, his recent work has looked to encourage innovation education. An active researcher and blogger, he has written on topics as diverse as digital literacy and educational leadership, the common thread in all his work being that education can transform lives. More About Author