Charts the next steps in teaching from finishing a teacher training programme, through to the probationary year, and then into the comparatively settled routine of the second and third years of teaching.
Suitable for newly trained teachers and those in their first year this book aims to: * help with navigating the pitfalls of teaching * describe some of the possible challenges and difficulties faced in the classroom and provide advice based on the experiences of other teachers * describe the successful strategies new teachers have used to develop teaching * highlight the satisfaction of teaching.
An important feature of the book is that it takes an extended view of the early years of a teaching career.
Teachers understandably focus on the short term 'what am I going to teach this class next week, or next lesson, or even right now?' A longer-term perspective puts present challenges into proportion.
Featuring interviews with other new teachers that will help to show how others have been through similar journeys and came out as confident and fluent teachers.