Brilliant Trainee Teacher

By Denise Smith
May 2011
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780273732464
267 pages
$39.50 paper original

What does it really take to become a brilliant teacher?

Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers you can choose – so make sure you leave nothing to chance as you embark on your journey towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Brilliant Trainee Teacheris your practical guide to gaining the skills, knowledge and experience you need to become a successful practitioner and begin your teaching career. Identify the best route into teaching for you, secure a place on the course you want, manage your workload, shine during your teaching placements and achieve great results both in the classroom and on your assignments.



Introduction Part 1 – Starting Out

1. How to get into teaching

2. Experience weeks

3. The course

Part 2 – Teaching Practice

4. Entering your training school

5. Observing lessons

6. Preparing for your first lessons

Part 3 – Ideas for delivering high quality lessons

7.Learning styles

8.Assessment for learning

9.Meeting individual needs


11.Lesson planning

12.Being observed

Part 4 – Classroom Management and working with others

13.Behaviour management

14.Working with others

Part 5 – Looking ahead

15.Applying for jobs

16.Preparation for your first job

Conclusion – Staying sane!


Appendix 1: Table 1: Courses available

Appendix 2: An example of a lesson plan

Appendix 3: An example of a behaviour contract

Appendix 4: Brilliant websites

Appendix 5: Brilliant further reading

Appendix 6: Acronyms

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