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The Trainee Teacher's Handbook

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

Third Edition

January 2024 | 328 pages | Learning Matters
If you are training to teach, The Trainee Teacher's Handbook is your essential guide.

The new edition of this popular book for trainee teachers helps you to build skills and focus on developing your professional practice through understanding, reflection and experimentation. Its practical structure and learning features help you to recognise your own learning needs and set your own targets.

This new third edition has been updated to include:
- New content on cognitive science and classroom teaching
- Now linked to the Core Content Framework (CCF)


Part 1 Learning to teach
1 Why do you want to teach?
2 Planning your journey through teacher training
3 Working with tutors and mentors
4 Reflecting on your practice
5 Using feedback for your own development
6 Potential barriers to teaching
7 Resilience and well-being
Part 2 Your teaching practice
8 What do teachers DO?
9 Understanding the Curriculum
10 Planning great lessons
11 Creating teaching resources
12 The inclusive teacher
13 How do we learn? How should we teach?
14 Creating a positive classroom
15 Effective classroom management
16 Checking learners’ progress
17 Pastoral care
Part 3 Continuing your learning
18 Sharing your knowledge with others
19 Getting your first job
20 The start of your professional journey
21 A teacher’s life
22 The things they didn’t tell you in training
23 What is the Core Content Framework

Accessible for UG trainee

Mrs Samantha Ann Wilkes
Institute of Childhood and Education, Leeds Trinity University
March 26, 2024

simple guide to support units delivered on the PGCE

Mrs Adele sewell
Teacher education, Bishop Burton College
June 20, 2024

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

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