Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners.
Written by a highly-skilled practitioner, this practical, classroom-focused guide contains all the support you need to become a great history teacher who inspires and motivates students to critically and creatively explore the past. Combining a grounded, modern rationale for learning and teaching with highly practical training approaches rooted in the realities of the classroom, the book guides you through all the different aspects of history teaching offering clear, straightforward advice on classroom practice, lesson planning and working in schools.
Teaching and learning, planning, assessment and behaviour management are all covered in detail, with a host of carefully chosen examples used to demonstrate good practice and show how to facilitate outstanding historical enquiry. There are also chapters on dealing with pressure, excelling in observations, finding the right job and succeeding at interview. Throughout the book, there is a great selection of ready-to-use activities, strategies and techniques which will help put you on the fast track to success in the classroom; and ensure your students are doing the very best learning possible.
Covering everything you need to know, this book is your essential guide as you start your exciting and rewarding career as an outstanding history teacher.
Table of Contents
1. Curriculum Essentials 2. Pedagogy Essentials 3. Planning Essentials 4. Assessment Essentials 5. Differentiation Essentials 6. Using Language to Explain, to Question and to Give Feedback 7. Ensuring Good Behaviour 8. Dealing with Observations 9. Dealing with Pressure 10. Applying for your First Post 11. Interview Advice and Likely Questions 12. Your First Term in Post
Mike Gershon is a teacher, trainer, writer and educational consultant. He is the author of sixteen books on teaching, learning and education, and the creator of some of the world’s most popular online teaching and learning tools. Mike’s resources have been viewed and downloaded more than 2.6 million times by teachers in over 180 countries and he also writes regularly on pedagogy for the Times Educational Supplement. Find out more and get in touch at www.mikegershon.com.