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Successful Teaching Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Successful Teaching Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector

January 2010 | 160 pages | Learning Matters
This book provides clear guidance on how to approach initial teaching experience, how to plan effective sessions, how to work well with your mentor and how to make the most out of your new career. Through focusing on the real-life experiences of both in-service and pre-service trainee teachers, it offers the opportunity to reflect on and learn from an array of diverse teaching practice experiences from a wide range of vocational areas including construction, hair and beauty, Early Years, psychology, performing arts, law, English, Skills for Life and engineering.

Starting your assessed teaching modules
Planning your sessions
Your first observation
Reflecting on your own practice
What to expect from your mentor
Managing behaviour
Structure and organisation
Coming to the end of your assessed teaching
Your triangulation meeting
Developing your career and applying for jobs

"A thorough 'cradle to grave' approach to starting teaching, from first day on course to interview attendance and further academic study. A very useful resource." (Programme Leader, Thames Valley University)

This book supports the new teacher as they grapple with lesson plans, lesson ideas and to working effectively in the sector. It offers an insight into real lived teacher experiences, which allows emerging and experienced teachers to reflect on and review their own practice.

Mrs ann solomon
care professions, Barnfield College, Luton
February 5, 2020

good resource although is not essential for the course.

Mr Ryan Saunders
Southend Campus, South Essex College - Basildon
November 13, 2016

This text provides a practical starting point for those seeking to develop their skills in this area

Mrs Karen Williams
Faculty of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
February 19, 2016

As part of the framework of Award, Certificate and Diploma this book is ideal.

Mr Paul Britton
Work Based Learning / Apprenticeships, The Learning Community
September 27, 2014

What a super book.
Offering lots of advice and guidance in terms of being a 'teacher' and a 'trainee teacher'.
The book has a lovely light-touch approach and presents lots of 'do-able' activities for the classroom with learners and for reader as 'trainee' and student.
Particularly helpful is the guidance on what to expect from your mentor - I think this section is also extremely help for mentors too!

Ms Clare Winder
Teacher Training, Myerscough College
November 22, 2013

A great book especially if you are relatively new to teaching or are on a DTLLS course. Contains some good practical suggestions (e.g. on classroom management). Also a very useful chapter for trainee teachers on how to reflect on their teaching practice.

One very minor criticism - it has not been revised to meet the changes in the Ofsted grading criteria so on p.29 grade 3 is referred to as 'satisfactory' when it now is actually 'requires improvement'

Mr Yvert De Souza
Teacher Development Department, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College
April 11, 2013

As a new practitioner or an experienced teacher this book is worth reading and refering to. As a new practitioner an essential guide to teaching practice.

Mr Paul Reed
Teaching, Learning and Standards, Riverside College Halton
May 8, 2012

Great book for new teachers

Dr Jane Jackson
Education (Milton Keynes), The Open University
April 26, 2012

Very useful for a range of students working in the lifelong learning sector.

Ms Teresa Lehane
Institute of Education, Worcester University
February 1, 2012

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