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Your Secondary School Direct Toolkit

Your Secondary School Direct Toolkit

March 2023 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Teaching in secondary schools requires a professional mindset, a range of skills and the confidence to face challenging situations.

This highly practical and accessible book for all secondary School Direct trainees will give you the building blocks of knowledge and skill that all teachers need. It offers space to question what happens in school and advice about how to make sense of it.

With examples from students who have done it all ahead of you, you will be guided through key issues faced while training to be a teacher: wellbeing, managing classroom behaviour, handling the workload, lesson planning, adapting your teaching and assessing learning, and more.

Key features include:
  • Reflections to help you think deeper about aspects of your practice
  • Action boxes with practical advice on how to further develop your teaching
  • Advice on further study

    John Keenan is Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education at Newman University.
    Andy Hind is Head of Secondary Teacher Education at the University of Warwick.
    Chapter 1: The school direct training route
    Chapter 2: Wellbeing
    Chapter 3: Role
    Chapter 4: Law
    Chapter 5: Lesson
    Chapter 6: Classroom management
    Chapter 7: Adaptive teaching
    Chapter 8: Assessment
    Chapter 9: Literacy and numeracy
    Chapter 10: Parents, carers and community
    Chapter 11: Curriculum
    Chapter 12: Extra-curricular
    Chapter 13: Principled practice

    John Keenan

    Dr John Keenan taught English in secondary schools, sixth form and Further Education before moving to Higher Education, teaching at Leicester University, Coventry University, Worcester University and now Newman University. He has had a variety of roles including being lead tutor of Teach First English for the West Midlands, co-ordinator of an Advertising and Media degree and lead tutor of PGCE English. John also works as a supervisor for doctoral students and has a research focus on teacher education and Further Education. More About Author

    Andy Hind

    Dr Andy Hind worked as a science teacher in Leeds and Bradford before moving the University of Leeds as a researcher of science education. At the end of these projects Andy returned to secondary teaching as a Head of Science in a secondary school in Leeds and then moved on to work in Initial Teacher Education as a science tutor for both the Open University and Manchester University. Andy moved to Newman University in 2010 where he taught on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes before his current role as a Head of Secondary Teacher Education at Warwick University. He is also member of Universities’ Council for the Education of... More About Author

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