o What is a teacher?
o The good news about teaching - working with children
o Routes to qualified teacher status and how to choose the right one for you
o Help with study skills, including essay writing, organisation and record-keeping
o How to survive your teaching placements
o Developing your professionalism
o Coping with the bad news - teacher workload, bureaucracy and stress
o How to get your first job
Written in an engaging and humorous - but above all, supportive - style, the book is essential pre-course reading for prospective student teachers.