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See below for a selection of the latest books from Teacher training category. Presented with a red border are the Teacher training books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Teacher training books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Management of Failing DipSW Students

The Management of Failing DipSW Students

Author: Mavis Sharp, Hazel Danbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2020

First published in 1999, this book focuses on the process of failure, when necessary with DipSW students on assessed placements. It addresses some of the difficulties and dilemmas which can occur when working with students who fail. It is written for practice teachers and their mentors and it attempts to redress the scant attention paid to this topic in practice teaching trailing. This book makes suggestions as to some ways forward on situations presented in placements where students fail. It provides activities and exercises for use with practice teachers and placement colleagues involved in managing the process.

The Teachers' Standards in the Classroom

The Teachers' Standards in the Classroom

Author: Roy Blatchford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2020

All teachers and trainee teachers need to work towards and within the framework of the Teachers' Standards. This is the essential guide to the application of these standards in the classroom. The text is written to support teachers and trainee teachers to interpret the standards effectively and independently, and to apply them to their teaching. The text supports readers to enhance their understanding of the standards and to see how their effective application can improve teaching and professional practice. This fourth edition has been updated to include checklist for all standards. Also added is guidance on personal and professional conduct online for new teachers. New content on the 2019 Ofsted framework'e expectations of teaching is also added in this edition. About the author Roy Blatchford CBE is Founding Director of the National Education Trust in the UK. He served as one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools (HMI) in England, with national responsibilities for school improvement and for the inspection of outstanding schools. Roy was Deputy Chair of the DfE Teachers' Standards Review (2012) and of the Headteachers' Standards Review (2014). He was appointed CBE for services to education in the 2016 New Year Honours.

Teaching in Rural Places

Teaching in Rural Places

This teacher education textbook invites preservice and beginning teachers to think critically about the impact of rurality on their work and provides an overview of what it means to live, teach, learn, and thrive in rural communities. This book underscores the importance of teaching in rural schools as an act of social justice-work that dismantles spatial barriers to economic, social, and political justice. Teaching in Rural Places begins with a foundational section that addresses the importance of thinking about rural education in the U.S. as an educational environment with particular challenges and opportunities. The subsequent chapters address rural teaching within concentric circles of focus-from communities to schools to classrooms. Chapters provide concrete strategies for understanding rural communities, valuing rural ways of being, and teaching in diverse rural schools by addressing topics such as working with families, building professional networks, addressing trauma, teaching in multi-grade classrooms, and planning place-conscious instruction. The first of its kind, this comprehensive textbook for rural teacher education is targeted toward preservice and beginning teachers in traditional and alternative teacher education programs. Teaching in Rural Places will help ensure that rural students have the well-prepared teachers they deserve.

Teaching in Rural Places

Teaching in Rural Places

This teacher education textbook invites preservice and beginning teachers to think critically about the impact of rurality on their work and provides an overview of what it means to live, teach, learn, and thrive in rural communities. This book underscores the importance of teaching in rural schools as an act of social justice-work that dismantles spatial barriers to economic, social, and political justice. Teaching in Rural Places begins with a foundational section that addresses the importance of thinking about rural education in the U.S. as an educational environment with particular challenges and opportunities. The subsequent chapters address rural teaching within concentric circles of focus-from communities to schools to classrooms. Chapters provide concrete strategies for understanding rural communities, valuing rural ways of being, and teaching in diverse rural schools by addressing topics such as working with families, building professional networks, addressing trauma, teaching in multi-grade classrooms, and planning place-conscious instruction. The first of its kind, this comprehensive textbook for rural teacher education is targeted toward preservice and beginning teachers in traditional and alternative teacher education programs. Teaching in Rural Places will help ensure that rural students have the well-prepared teachers they deserve.

Glimpses into Primary School Teacher Education in South Africa

Glimpses into Primary School Teacher Education in South Africa

Author: Sarah (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) Gravett Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2020

This book explores the current landscape of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in primary schools in South Africa. Considering recent policy directives and initiatives, it highlights the dilemmas of ITE for the primary school and gives a thorough account of innovations and initiatives to improve ITE. The book presents what works best for quality preparation of teachers in the Global South, where many children rely on their teachers and school life to break the cycle of poverty. Chapters draw on evidence from workplace learning, pre-service study, and primary school teacher education policy to highlight examples of promising change and what works in the challenging revivals in teacher education in South Africa, addressing the cliches of 'theory versus practice' head-on. This book successfully brings out the challenging aspects of teacher education for childhood learning which has otherwise been regarded as the softer option for a career in education. This book will be of great interest for academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the fields of teacher education, African education, educational policy, international education, and comparative education.

Tackling Anxiety in Primary Mathematics Teachers

Tackling Anxiety in Primary Mathematics Teachers

Author: Karen Wicks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2020

This book provides teacher educators with an understanding of the issues around mathematics anxiety and a framework of teaching strategies to support undergraduates, trainee teachers and established professionals in primary settings in developing confidence in learning and teaching mathematics. The existence of mathematics anxiety in adults is both prevalent and well documented, and there is a real concern that adults who are anxious or lacking in confidence in their own mathematical ability may affect the quality of teaching and learning for those in their care. Research has identified that there are lower levels of mathematical confidence in adults working with children in primary rather than secondary schools, and that where adults are anxious this can be passed on to the pupils with whom they work. This book addresses issues related to the effect that mathematics anxiety has on those teaching and working with primary aged children and supports teacher educators to develop confidence in both trainee teachers and established professionals.

What's in Your CORE?

What's in Your CORE?

Author: Gary Goelz, Greg Goelz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2020

What's In Your CORE will recenter and rejuvenate the reader by encouraging self-reflection and demanding action. This book is designed to help all educators get back to the CORE (Calling Or Reason in Education) of what they love most about this wonderful profession. We created, and you'll be introduced to our ten COREs, which can be thought of as educational personality types or your default setting What's In Your CORE then takes purpose to the next level by discussing the unifying power of perspective-taking in others. It helps the reader to better understand and appreciate the perspective of their colleagues in order to efficiently work together to achieve school goals. You'll find it engaging, humorous, applicable and different from any professional book you've ever read. We promise! Whether you're a teacher, an aide, a principal, a district office leader, or anyone in between, this book is for you.

What's in Your CORE?

What's in Your CORE?

Author: Gary Goelz, Greg Goelz Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2020

What's In Your CORE will recenter and rejuvenate the reader by encouraging self-reflection and demanding action. This book is designed to help all educators get back to the CORE (Calling Or Reason in Education) of what they love most about this wonderful profession. We created, and you'll be introduced to our ten COREs, which can be thought of as educational personality types or your default setting What's In Your CORE then takes purpose to the next level by discussing the unifying power of perspective-taking in others. It helps the reader to better understand and appreciate the perspective of their colleagues in order to efficiently work together to achieve school goals. You'll find it engaging, humorous, applicable and different from any professional book you've ever read. We promise! Whether you're a teacher, an aide, a principal, a district office leader, or anyone in between, this book is for you.

Critical Reflection for Transformative Learning

Critical Reflection for Transformative Learning

Author: Katrina Liu Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2020

This book provides a research-based guide to using ePortfolios to develop critically reflective teachers capable of transformative learning for educational equity. It begins with a conceptualization of critical reflection in teacher education, then analyzes the social discourse of prospective teachers' teaching practice through their ePortfolio reflections, triangulated by classroom teaching observations and interviews. The results of the research show that prospective teachers' reflections are performative and do not typically trigger transformative learning, in large part because of discrepancies in the structures of the ePortfolio, the goals of the teacher education program, and the mentoring and supervisory practices. With this analysis in hand, the book turns to practical questions, providing a transformative framework along with examples and tips for teacher educators to use the author's methods to understand and analyze prospective teachers' reflection and support their transformative learning.

The New Teacher's Guide to Overcoming Common Challenges

The New Teacher's Guide to Overcoming Common Challenges

Author: Anna M. (Northern Illinois University) Quinzio-Zafran Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2020

This practical, hands-on guidebook offers support for your first years in the classroom by presenting strategies to overcome ten common challenges. Expertly curated by experienced educators, this book delivers quick access to timely advice, applicable across a range of educational settings. With contributions from National Board-Certified Teachers, National Teachers of the Year, and other educators involved in robust induction and mentoring programs, The New Teacher's Guide to Overcoming Common Challenges provides: Wise and practical tips from accomplished veterans and successful new teachers from across rural, suburban, and urban settings; Web access to an online teacher community and customizable resources created by the book's authors that can be quickly downloaded for immediate use in the classroom; Newly commissioned material that addresses the shift to remote learning brought about by the world pandemic. Accessible and stimulating, this book is designed for a wide range of users, including PK-12 school districts who offer new teacher induction programming, traditional and alternative teacher preparation programs and teacher cadet programs, and individual in-service teachers. Don't face the challenges alone-learn from those who have been there!

Surviving Emotional Work for Teachers

Surviving Emotional Work for Teachers

Author: Jean Hopman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Surviving Emotional Work for Teachers is a guide to improving teachers' wellbeing and practice through support of their emotional workload. The book argues that teachers should be given a formal opportunity to debrief on challenging events, allowing them to reflect on and reframe these experiences in a way that informs future practice to prevent the emotional fatigue that can lead teachers to leave the field altogether. Each chapter opens with a teacher's story, acknowledging the emotional layers present in the scenario and what learnings can be drawn from it. Each of these stories features tension between what is expected of teachers, and how they are limited to act, which is further fuelled by underlying assumptions. This is valuable reading for teachers at all stages of their career, whether preparing for the complex work ahead or making sense of past and current experiences. This book offers a reflexive process that teachers and schools can implement to facilitate the useful exploration of their emotion. Such a process is vital for the overall wellbeing of any school.

Flip the System US

Flip the System US

Author: Michael Soskil Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

This powerful and honest book uncovers how we can flip the system, building a more democratic, equitable, and cohesive society where teacher expertise drives solutions to education challenges. Editor Michael Soskil brings together a team of diverse voices to highlight solutions, spark positive change, and show us the path forward towards a more civil and more peaceful America. In each chapter, inspiring educators describe how we can create lasting and meaningful change by elevating teacher expertise; educating the whole child; increasing teacher morale; and fighting for all of our children to have equitable opportunity and quality schools.