Welcome to the companion website for Your Teacher Training Companion: Essential skills and knowledge for very busy trainees by Jim McGrath and Anthony Coles. 

About the book

The second edition of Your Teacher Training Companion is your one-stop shop for the essential knowledge and skills you need to pass your course with confidence. Guiding you through your time in school and your studies, it will ensure you develop both the practical teaching skills and academic skills required to become a successful teacher.

Written in an accessible, no-nonsense style, it succinctly covers the most important aspects of becoming a teacher, showing you how to balance the competing demands of teaching in school, your course and social life. It is illustrated throughout with the case study of a fellow trainee teacher, focusing on developing best practice and ways in which you can pass on key skills to your learners.

Essential topics covered include:

  • Classroom management
  • Effective lesson planning
  • Teaching methods
  • Learning theory
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Delivering a highly successful lesson
  • Making time and space for your studies
  • Improving your writing skills
  • Writing assignments and building your teaching portfolio
  • Planning and delivering an effective presentation.

Designed for the very busy trainee on all routes to qualified teacher status, Your Teacher Training Companion, Second Edition offers you the essential knowledge and skills you need to get the most out of your time with pupils, improve your study skills, successfully achieve qualified teacher status and manage your early career as a newly qualified teacher.

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