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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 https://study.sagepub.com/denby3e, 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
 
PART I: PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES
 
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
 
PART II: STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
 
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
 
Creativity
 
PART III: IMPORTANT ISSUES AND SKILLS
 
Inclusion
 
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

Having identified the varied routes into teaching in a clear jargon-free way, Training to Teach explores through case study the key skills and experiences necessary to be a successful trainee teacher. Chapters promote both group and self-reflection very effectively.

A valuable addition is the exploration of creativity which explores not only how to inspire creativity in your students but also how to nurture and develop your own creativity and addresses concerns that a creative approach is incompatible with achievement in formal assessments. 

Marion Hobbs
Senior Lecturer Primary Education, Edge Hill University

This new edition offers new teacher trainees an up-to-date understanding of key aspects of their practice. It outlines the theoretical thinking which underpins practice succinctly, but in a local and thoughtful manner, to ensure that new professionals are able to engage with the content effectively. 

It offers practical advice which new professionals can embed in their practice but it also enables them to reflect effectively in and on their practice with a variety of reflection tasks.

It is not only an academic piece but a practical guide which encourages deep reflection in practice which will ensure that new teachers are able to deepen their learning effectively.

A real must read for new practitioners starting their journey as trainees. 

Lizana Oberholzer
Director, The Buckingham Partnership SCITT

Training to Teach 3rd Edition supports the process of training to teach, regardless of route or age-phase. It is a work-in-progress in the best possible way: the contributors acknowledge that education is ever-changing and here they provide pertinent guidance for those navigating the early stages of their teaching career. 

Branwen Bingle
Senior Lecturer in Primary ITE, University of Worcester

Easy to use and covers a great range of topics that trainee (and/or NQT) teachers need.

Ms Maria McArdle
School of Education, University of Bedfordshire
November 27, 2016

This is an excellent sources for master degree students.

Professor Micheal van Wyk
Curriculum and Instructional Studies, University of South Africa (Unisa)
November 7, 2016

Useful advice on all aspects of teaching for trainee teachers, links made to Teacher Standards. Very accessible.

Miss Audrey B. Wood
Department of Education, Huddersfield University
September 13, 2016

This is an excellent and concise introduction to the subject. Certainly one I would recommend my year 1 DET students or possibly the more adventurous AET trainees.

Mr Peter D Lyon
professional development, Ealing, Hammersmith & W.London College
September 12, 2016

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
August 15, 2016

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 8, 2016

Sample Materials & Chapters

Denby Chapter 1

Denby Chapter 16


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