Starting to Teach in the Secondary School: A Companion for the Newly Qualified Teacher


Are you one of the 70 per cent of newly qualified secondary teachers who say that they are well-prepared for certain aspects of teaching their specialist subject - such as planning, selecting resources and assessing their own teaching - and yet feel very much less prepared in other professional areas? This completely updated edition tackles all the issues which new teachers find difficult. It builds on the skills and knowledge you will have learned on your initial teacher education or PGCE course and offers a planned process of professional development. The book is divided into four sections relating to the priorities which teachers will have at different stages in their first year and includes chapters on: * Managing yourself and your workload * Working as part of a team * Developing teaching and learning strategies * Challenging behaviour in the classroom * Assessing, recording and reporting * Values and Citizenship Education * The school sixth form and the growth of vocational qualifications * Continuing professional development. The book can be used either as a stand alone companion for newly qualified teachers, or as a follow-on from the editors' successful text book, Learning to Teach in the Secondary School , 3rd edition.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ruth Heilbronn
  • Susan Capel
  • Ahmad Al-Mohannadi
  • Kelly Ashford
  • Diana Burton
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004
  • 2nd


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