This new text challenges the idea that there is a "best way" to teach. Instead, the authors explain a more pragmatic approach is required. Teachers need a range of skills and strategies to select from, work with and adapt. Every school, cohort, class, and child is different. Beyond that, strategies that worked well with a class one week, may prove ineffective the next.
- Presents a range of strategies, well grounded in research, for trainees and beginning teachers to use in their own classroom settings and contexts
- Presents a model of teaching that views teaching not as a profession in which there is always a single correct answer, but as a complex interaction between teacher and students
- Addresses common issues that beginning teachers face when developing their practice