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The Trainee Teacher's Handbook

The Trainee Teacher's Handbook
A companion for initial teacher training

Second Edition

March 2021 | 304 pages | Learning Matters
This book helps trainees to build skills and focus on developing their professional practice through understanding, reflection and experimentation. Its practical structure and learning features help readers to recognise their own learning needs and set their own targets. The book takes the Teachers' Standards as a base and covers: 
  • planning
  • creating teaching resources
  • inclusive practice
  • assessment and progress
  • classroom management
  • pastoral care
This new edition has been updated to include:
A new chapter curriculum design, including decolonising the curriculum
A new chapter on What they don’t teach you in training
More support on metal health and wellbeing
Why do you want to teach?
Planning your journey through teacher training
Working with tutors and mentors
Reflecting on your practice
Using feedback for your own development
Potential barriers to teaching
Resilience and wellbeing
What do teachers do?
What does curriculum mean?
Planning great lessons
Creating teaching resources
The Inclusive Teacher
How do we learn? How should we teach?
Creating a positive classroom
Effective classroom management
Checking learners' progress
Pastoral Care
Sharing your knowledge with others
Getting your first job
The start of your professional Journey
A teacher's life
What they don’t teach you in training

A detailed, get concise publication of key information for students on the module. Useful tasks and thinking points throughout.

Dr Rhiannon Lord
School of Social & Health Sciences, Abertay University
July 6, 2023

As I work with a range of teachers that are developing their teaching skills to those that are requiring the qualification, this book as part of their reading covers all aspects required for additional learning within the LST level 5 apprenticeship and the level 5 DiET qualification.

Mr Paul Reed
Education, Adult Education Centre
April 7, 2022

A good generic all rounder to support final year students

Miss Christine Holbrey
Education & Professional Training, Leeds Beckett University
October 4, 2021

Crucial reading for any new and developing practitioners to give them the critical edge in formulating solid educational practices.

Mr Geoff Martin Hughes
Academic Professional Development, De Montfort University
August 22, 2021

Students loved this, and said how informative it was. Definitely a keeper

Mrs Havva Oykener
CASS School of Education & Communities, University of East London
April 8, 2021

This book was a more recent edition of a book previously adopted.

Mrs Kim Lawler
Department Education, Bradford College
April 12, 2021

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 11 - Creating Teaching Resources