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Successful Teaching 14-19
Theory, Practice and Reflection


March 2010 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Are you looking for a complete training manual, to get you through your assignments, help you on your teaching practice and support you in your first teaching job?

For trainee teachers studying to teach the 14 to 19 age group in secondary schools and colleges, Successful Teaching 14-19 is a practical guide covering the essential skills that must be acquired in order to successfully complete your course.

Five sections cover education policy, professional skills, theory, practice and reflection. The authors provide teaching ideas that work, and that will help trainee teachers to improve their grades and lesson observation profiles. There is a clear explanation of the theoretical underpinning that must be grasped in order to pass written assignments, and Masters level debates are addressed throughout the book, with a dedicated chapter exploring academic themes and issues.

The book is packed with ideas for classroom activities, and popular topics covered include:

  • essential educational theory
  • behavior and classroom management
  • how to start off lessons
  • ideas for group work
  • setting homework
  • evaluating your own practice, and understanding how you can improve
  • revising for exams
  • working as part of a team
  • using technology

All the chapters contain learning objectives, discussion points, examples from practice, Masters level extensions (for those studying at that level) and suggestions for further reading.

Suitable for all those studying to teach the 14 to 19 age range, this book is ideal for those on Secondary PGCE, PGDE and GTP courses leading to QTS, those studying for the post-compulsory sector PTLLS, DTLLS and CTLLS qualifications and those doing Overseas Teacher Training and Teach First courses.


 
PART ONE: EDUCATIONAL POLICY
 
Why Teach?
 
Understanding Secondary Education
 
Understanding Lifelong Learning and Post-Compulsory Education
 
Understanding the 14 - 19 Agenda
 
PART TWO: PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
 
The Habits of a Good Teacher
 
Starting to Think about Teaching and Learning: What Makes a Good Lesson?
 
Making a Good Start: Mentoring, Teaching Placement and First Encounters with Learners
 
How to 'Survive' Teaching Practice
 
PART THREE: THEORY
 
Educational Theory: Useful Tools at Your Disposal
 
Understanding the Role of Assessment in Learning
 
Behaviour and Classroom Management in Schools and Colleges
 
Educational Achievement and Underachievement
 
PART FOUR: PRACTICE
 
Planning and Preparation
 
How to Engage Learners
 
Classroom Ideas That Really Work
 
Ideas for Organizing Learning: Group Work, Revision and Homework Strategies
 
Teaching Thinking Skills: Examination, Evaluation and Differentiation
 
Using Technology to Teach: E-Learning, M-Learning and Blended Learning Strategies
 
PART FIVE: REFLECTION
 
Dealing with M-Level Credits: Academic Debates and Issues
 
Moving on: Professional Formation and Continuing Professional Development

Easy to read and relevant text.

Ms Sarah McLaughlin
Sociology , Bridgwater College
February 5, 2014

A useful text that supports parts of the first year of teacher training courses.The practical examples and activates are very useful for discussion.It is written in a user friendly style which students on their first year like.

Mrs Adele Sewell
tEACHER TRAINING , Bishop Burton College
November 11, 2013

Excellent classroom resource, particularly useful for P.G.C.E. students.

Mrs Beverley Owen-jones
SCHOOL OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE, Neath Port Talbot College
November 11, 2013

This is a great book for helping lecturers in further education identify and understand theories relevant to their class groups. There are also some good examples of the theories and case studies to help.

Mrs Lynn Gray
faculty of business and continuing education, Stow College
September 9, 2013

This book will be very useful for all teaching staff involved with this age group.

Mrs Jane Booth
Teacher Trainer, Bromley College of FE & HE
August 14, 2013

Good for staff who deal with this age group as a large part of their teaching committment

Ms Glynis Gibbs
Education , Dundee University
May 30, 2013

A useful text for those teaching this age group. Case studies and further work useful for class exercises and follow up work.

Mrs Helen Handyside
Teacher Education, CB Learning and Assessment Ltd
November 15, 2012

I really enjoyed this book in the way it was written, examples and case studies that can be applied for learners on CTLLS and DTLLS programmes

Mrs Karen Gray
Teacher Education, Simply-Training
November 11, 2012

Informative and interesting, its constantly being passed around my colleagues!!

Miss Isabelle King
WFD, national Council of Voluntary Youth Services
October 9, 2012

This is a really comprehensive practice, helpful guide for new and trainee teachers. Good contextualised educational themes and issues throughout with reflective questions in each chapter to encourage reflective practice. The M-level thinking questions are also opportunities for professional development and guiding readers to requirments of studying at this level. The case studies used also give the book a 'personal, more intimate' feel hich is reassuring and beneficial for new and trainee teachers. Chapters 15 and 16 are crammed with lots of practical ideas and I particularly liked the thorough exploration of Bloom in practice in Chapter 17. Highly recommended and I have added it to my reading list for my trainees as a key text.

Sasha Pleasance
Care & Learning Opportunities, South Devon College
April 22, 2012

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