The Insider's Guide to Early Professional Development: Succeed in Your First Five Years as a Teacher

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five

Getting even better in the classroom
Classroom environment
Planning
Putting plans into practice
Support staff
Questioning
Thinking skills
Marking
Reports

Getting even better in the classroom is a huge area. I've been selective in this chapter, covering eight aspects that seem to me to be ways to move forward during your first five years. I cover dealing with children's behaviour and parents in Chapter 7, which is about getting better at handling tricky situations.


Classroom environment

Clean and tidy classrooms create a good atmosphere across the school. When things aren't organised there is a downward cycle: there's more graffiti and litter because there's nothing nice to take pride in.You'll be at a huge advantage if the whole school is a pleasant environment - and will have a battle on your hands if it isn't.

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The Insider's Guide to Early Professional Development: Succeed in Your First Five Years as a Teacher
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgements x
  • Abbreviations xi
  • Part One - Early Professional Development 1
  • One - Getting the Most from Early Professional Development 3
  • Two - Early Professional Development Activities 23
  • Part Two - Things That Can Help or Hinder 41
  • Three - Performance Management 43
  • Four - Being Inspected 60
  • Part Three - Getting Better … 71
  • Five - Getting Even Better in the Classroom 73
  • Six - The Extent of the Problem 91
  • Seven - Handling Tricky Situations 106
  • Eight - Leading and Managing 123
  • Part Four - Getting On 141
  • Nine - Career Options 143
  • Ten - Getting a New Job 157
  • References 171
  • Index 175
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