2nd Edition

Starting to Teach in the Secondary School A Companion for the Newly Qualified Teacher

Edited By Susan Capel, Marilyn Leask, Tony Turner, Ruth Heilbronn Copyright 2004
    308 Pages
    by Routledge

    308 Pages
    by Routledge

    Seventy per cent of newly qualified secondary teachers say that they are well-prepared for certain aspects of teaching their specialist subject - such as planning, selecting resources and assessing their own teaching - and yet feel very much less prepared in other professional areas.
    This second edition tackles all the issues that new teachers find difficult. It builds on the skills and knowledge they will have learned on their initial teacher education or PGCE course and offers a planned process of professional development and includes chapters on:

    • managing yourself and your workload
    • working as part of a team
    • developing teaching and learning strategies
    • challenging behaviour in the classroom
    • assessing, recording and reporting
    • values and Citizenship Education
    • the school sixth form and the growth of vocational qualifications
    • continuing professional development.

    The book can be used either as a stand alone companion for newly qualified teachers, or as a follow-on from the editors' successful text book, Learning to Teach in the Secondary School, also published by Routledge.

    Introduction  Part 1: Being a Teacher  1. From Trainee to Newly Qualified Teacher; Your Immediate Professional Needs  2. Managing Yourself and your Workload  3. Working as Part of a Team  Part 2: Establishing Your Teaching Role  4. PSHE and Your Pastoral Role  5. Developing Teaching and Learning Strategies  6. Improving the Effectiveness of Your Teaching  7. Challenging Behaviour in the Classroom: Learning to Cope  Part 3: Consolidating Your Teaching Role  8. Assessing, Recording and Reporting  9. Language and Learning in the Classroom  10. Towards a Better Understanding of the Needs of the Pupils who have Difficulties in Accessing Learning  11. Key Skills  12. Values and Citizenship Education  13. Using Information and Communication Technologies in the Classroom and for Administration  14. Preparing Pupils for Public Examinations: Developing Study Skills  15. The School Sixth Form and the Growth of Vocational qualifications  Part 4: Moving On  16. Becoming Research literate  17. Continuing Professional Development


    Susan Capel is Professor and Head of Department of Sport Sciences at Brunel University. Ruth Heilbronn is Lecturer in Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. Marilyn Leask is Head of Effective Practices and Research Dissemination for Initial Teacher Training at the Teacher Training Agency in England. Tony Turner is now retired but was previously Senior Lecturer in Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.

    'What you get from this broad academic perspective is an authentic picture of school life, much of it supported by research evidence ... The overall strength of the book is the ambitious range of topics, which even includes a couple of paragraphs on confronting technophonbia.' TES