No matter how much you want to teach and no matter how well prepared you are, beginning teaching is tough. A teacher’s work is never done; even when you work hard, there is always something more you could do. Become the Primary Teacher Everyone Wants to Have tells you what teaching is really like.
As you set out on your teaching career, this book offers thoughtful and sensible support from an experienced and sympathetic teacher. Whether you read the book through from cover to cover or dip into sections you need at particular times, each page has suggestions and ideas to help you lay a solid foundation for a fruitful and fulfilling career in teaching. Chapters cover:
- Getting Ready for Teaching;
- Teaching to Reach All Children;
- Assessing Learning and Teaching;
- Communicating with Parents and Guardians about Teaching;
- Relating with Colleagues when Teaching;
- Integrating Life, Teaching and Learning.
This book will be an invaluable guide for newly qualified and experienced teachers alike who are wanting to develop their practice and thrive in teaching.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgements A Note on the Author Introduction 1. Getting Ready for Teaching 2. Creating an Atmosphere for Teaching 3. Choosing Ways of Teaching 4. Teaching to Reach All Children 5. Reinforcing Teaching at Home 6. Assessing Learning and Teaching 7. Communicating with Parents and Guardians about Teaching 8. Relating with Colleagues when Teaching 9. Integrating Life, Teaching and Learning Appendix I: Teaching Reading to Children Appendix II: Beginning to Teach Mathematics Appendix III: Setting up for Teaching in early Childhood Education Appendix IV: Independent Study Strategies for Children to Learn Appendix V: Twenty Sample Tasks References
Seán Delaney spent 11 years teaching in primary schools in Ireland before completing a PhD in Teaching and Teacher Education at the University of Michigan, USA, in 2008. Since then he has held positions as Senior Lecturer (teaching and learning and mathematics education) and Registrar at the Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, Ireland. He presents a weekly radio programme about education on community radio station 103.2 Dublin City FM and blogs at seandelaney.com.