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Training to Teach

Training to Teach
A Guide for Students

Third Edition
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September 2015 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Teaching is a tough and challenging job and society demands more from its teachers than ever before. This new edition is an essential companion for those training to teach, providing an overview of important professional issues that all future teachers need to engage with in order to succeed in the classroom.

Aiming to give you the confident start you need in the classroom, this third edition is equally valuable to those training to teach in both primary and secondary education, and includes:

•             New chapters on: inclusion; school-based training; creativity; and digital technologies

•             Increased coverage of behaviour management

•             A new feature outlining the relevant Teachers’ Standards at the start of each chapter

 The accompanying website, has been updated to include additional material expanding on and complementing the contents of the book.

 This book is essential reading for professional studies modules on both primary and secondary initial teacher education courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and on university-based and school-based training courses.


Neil Denby is recently retired from the School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield and now works as an independent educational consultant.

Learning to teach: An introduction
Relationships with children and young people
Professionalism, the professional duties of teachers and legal requirements
Child protection issues
Communication and collaboration
School-based training
Understanding the roles of specialist colleagues
Developing skills for career progress
Managing your classroom environment
Behaviour strategies in challenging classrooms
Beginning to understand how young people learn
Approaches to teaching and learning 1: Developing a range
Approaches to teaching and learning 2: Planning, progression and sequence
Approaches to teaching and learning 3: Differentiation and personalising provision
Using digital technologies in teaching strategies
Teaching pupils with English as an Additional Language
Understanding and using assessment and feedback
The rights of the child
Cross-curricular planning issues
Cross-curricular teaching issues
Accessing and using statistical information
Your first teaching post: Applications, interviews and induction

A very interesting and informative book which includes generic chapters that cover all aspects of teaching in the classroom. It is easily accessible to students starting a teacher training course which can be 'dipped into' rather than read from cover to cover. Learning theories, group exercises and learning styles are all addressed.

Mr Andrew Sheehan
Department of Education, Newman University
September 30, 2015

This book explains teaching training methods in a very understandable way and includes some really good examples.

Mrs Deborah Tatton
Social Work , Newcastle-under-Lyme College
June 6, 2016

Lots of great examples suitable for those with little or no experience

Mrs Helen Newman - B111
Education , Trowbridge College
March 24, 2016

very useful resource for trainee teachers to easily access

Mrs Ruth Livingstone
Education , Macclesfield College
September 18, 2015

A fantastic practical book for all trainee teachers

Mrs Angela gelder
Teacher Training, Rotherham College of Arts & Technology
January 4, 2016

due to not right information for course

Mrs toni teresa Haines
Special Education , Southend Adult Community College
December 7, 2015

This text book gave relevant interesting topics for trainee teachers, I feel this is a valuable resource for those at the start of their teaching journey.

Mrs Donna Kathleen O'Connor
Eycyp, North West Regional College
March 18, 2016

Links well to course and is very informative at a practitioner level

Mrs Terrie A Blaszczyk
Education Department, Roehampton University
October 4, 2015

Although there are some really useful and interesting chapters in this book, we generally felt that this book was more geared to teachers of children and not FE lecturers who we are teaching

Mr Yvert de Souza
Teacher Development Department, Ealing, Hammersmith & W.London College
September 30, 2015

This book is set out in a logical and easy to read manner, it supports trainee teachers to understand and develop their practice through the key issues and theoretical perspectives discussed. I highly recommend this book.

Mrs Jayne Elizabeth Double
ECLIPS, Suffolk New College
October 14, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Denby Chapter 1

Denby Chapter 16