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Successful Teaching 14-19
Theory, Practice and Reflection



March 2010 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Are you looking for a complete training manual, to get you through your assignments, help you on your teaching practice and support you in your first teaching job?

For trainee teachers studying to teach the 14 to 19 age group in secondary schools and colleges, Successful Teaching 14-19 is a practical guide covering the essential skills that must be acquired in order to successfully complete your course.

Five sections cover education policy, professional skills, theory, practice and reflection. The authors provide teaching ideas that work, and that will help trainee teachers to improve their grades and lesson observation profiles. There is a clear explanation of the theoretical underpinning that must be grasped in order to pass written assignments, and Masters level debates are addressed throughout the book, with a dedicated chapter exploring academic themes and issues.

The book is packed with ideas for classroom activities, and popular topics covered include:

  • essential educational theory
  • behavior and classroom management
  • how to start off lessons
  • ideas for group work
  • setting homework
  • evaluating your own practice, and understanding how you can improve
  • revising for exams
  • working as part of a team
  • using technology

All the chapters contain learning objectives, discussion points, examples from practice, Masters level extensions (for those studying at that level) and suggestions for further reading.

Suitable for all those studying to teach the 14 to 19 age range, this book is ideal for those on Secondary PGCE, PGDE and GTP courses leading to QTS, those studying for the post-compulsory sector PTLLS, DTLLS and CTLLS qualifications and those doing Overseas Teacher Training and Teach First courses.


 
PART ONE: EDUCATIONAL POLICY
 
Why Teach?
 
Understanding Secondary Education
 
Understanding Lifelong Learning and Post-Compulsory Education
 
Understanding the 14 - 19 Agenda
 
PART TWO: PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
 
The Habits of a Good Teacher
 
Starting to Think about Teaching and Learning: What Makes a Good Lesson?
 
Making a Good Start: Mentoring, Teaching Placement and First Encounters with Learners
 
How to 'Survive' Teaching Practice
 
PART THREE: THEORY
 
Educational Theory: Useful Tools at Your Disposal
 
Understanding the Role of Assessment in Learning
 
Behaviour and Classroom Management in Schools and Colleges
 
Educational Achievement and Underachievement
 
PART FOUR: PRACTICE
 
Planning and Preparation
 
How to Engage Learners
 
Classroom Ideas That Really Work
 
Ideas for Organizing Learning: Group Work, Revision and Homework Strategies
 
Teaching Thinking Skills: Examination, Evaluation and Differentiation
 
Using Technology to Teach: E-Learning, M-Learning and Blended Learning Strategies
 
PART FIVE: REFLECTION
 
Dealing with M-Level Credits: Academic Debates and Issues
 
Moving on: Professional Formation and Continuing Professional Development

'Successful Teaching 14-19 offers a comprehensive introduction to the intricacies of teaching. It covers not only the skills and habits needed by contemporary teachers, but also the theoretical and reflective context within which they operate. While much of what is written will be useful to any teacher, there is a welcome focus on the 14-19 agenda' - Tony Lawson, Senior Lecturer, University of Leicester


This book offers no nonsense insights into some of the issues that secondary school teachers have to deal with in their day-to-day practice, and offers scope for teachers to reflect on their practice too. It will be useful for both new teachers and those wishing to develop their professional understanding of their work.

Dr Louise Campbell
School of Education & Social Work, Dundee University
February 5, 2019

Highly recommended for new teachers in FE/Secondary schools. I found the theory really interesting, and have made notes!
Lots of helpful information.

Miss Rose Hitchman
Health , Trowbridge College
June 1, 2016

Perfect part of a series of books for ITE
Excellent for my Secondary trainees to think about how practice and pedagogy work hand in hand

Mr Tom Cowan
Plymouth Institute of Education, University of Plymouth
March 1, 2016

This book supports learners who are completing the Award in Education, Diploma in Education and Training, and any teacher training course /qualification. Some very good practical support in Chapter 15 - classroom ideas that really work. Professionalism might need reviewing in their next edition as the Professional Standards are now with the ETF, in FE and skills sector. Good background research on policies to support reforms. Behaviour management and theory condensed and easy to access and understand. Overall a book recommended to my learners to support their research and understanding to support their practical and theory knowledge and skills.

Mrs Stephanie Helen Jackson
Initial Teacher Training, New College Nottingham
August 14, 2015

Good book

Mr David Panes
Health Care and Early Years, Swindon College
January 23, 2015

Although I was expecting a more specialist slant to this text, given the title, this is a solidly useful general teaching handbook which I will gladly add to my list of recommended general texts for my initial trainee teachers. It is aimed for the Level 5/PGCE/Cert Ed level. The book is very practical, and in particular the classroom ideas chapter is full of useful ideas for engaging learners.

Ms Anita Collins
Education , Leeds City College
November 20, 2014

Although I was expecting a more specialist slant to this text, given the title, this is a solidly useful general teaching handbook which I will gladly add to my list of recommended general texts for my initial trainee teachers. It is aimed for the Level 5/PGCE/Cert Ed level. The book is very practical, and in particular the classroom ideas chapter is full of useful ideas for engaging learners.

Ms Anita Collins
Education , Leeds City College
November 20, 2014

This book is recommended to students undertaking a teacher traing course. However as education standards are changing with new frameworks and government strategies and the ever looming OFSTEAD inspection, this book provides recent studies to examine and strategies to keep abreast of current changes in education.

Mrs Marion Farnworth
Centre of Health & Childhood Studies, Hopwood Hall College
June 1, 2014

'Successful Teaching 14-19 offers a great introduction to the intricacies of teaching. It covers the skills and habits needed by contemporary teachers also the theoretical and reflective context within which they operate. Although much of what is written will be useful to any teacher, there is a welcome focus on the 14-19 agenda'

Mrs Debra Cushen
care and education, University of Wales
April 19, 2014

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