This guide charts the NQT's 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 all new teachers in secondary schools, 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, looking beyond the short term 'What am I going to teach this class next week, or next lesson, or even right now?'. Next Steps in Teaching also presents interviews with new teachers that will help to show how others have been through similar experiences and came out as confident teachers.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Preface. Part 2. Looking Back: Looking Forward. Part 3. First Year in Teaching: Getting Accepted Again. Part 4. First Year in Teaching: Opportunities to Become a Better Teacher. Part 5. Second Year of Teaching: A Comfort Zone? Part 6. Third Year of Teaching: New Challenges. Part 7. Why Teach?: A Reappraisal.