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So You Want to be a Teacher? : A Guide for Prospective Student Teachers - Fred Sedgwick

So You Want to be a Teacher?

A Guide for Prospective Student Teachers

Paperback Published: 1st June 2008
ISBN: 9781412945080
Number Of Pages: 112

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If you are interested in a career in teaching but not sure where to start, this book is the perfect guide. Written for anybody considering taking an initial teacher training course, this down-to-earth book is a straightforward and very helpful manual which will take you through all the stages of choosing a course, preparing for training and completing the course itself. It is a comprehensive and supportive guide to help you decide whether teaching is the career for you, and to what you can expect in the job.

Chapters include:

- What is a teacher?

- The good news about teaching - working with children

- Routes to qualified teacher status and how to choose the right one for you

- Help with study skills, including essay writing, organisation and record-keeping

- How to survive your teaching placements

- Developing your professionalism

- Coping with the bad news - teacher workload, bureaucracy and stress

- How to get your first job

Written in an engaging and humorous - but above all, supportive - style, the book is essential pre-course reading for prospective student teachers.

Abbreviationsp. ix
Preface: A back-pocket bookp. xi
'Teaching is the profession that creates all others'p. 1
The teachers' worldp. 1
Voices from the non-teaching worldp. 2
Teaching - a vocation?p. 4
Choosing a career - or a job?p. 5
The saloon bar and the classroomp. 5
Four groups of readersp. 6
What is a teacher?p. 7
Schooling isn't what it's aboutp. 7
So what is teaching about?p. 9
Education as a businessp. 12
Teaching in a schoolp. 13
Good newsp. 13
Do you remember?p. 17
Mind-map your old schoolp. 20
Visiting a schoolp. 22
Comparing schoolsp. 27
Getting into teachingp. 29
Qualifications you need whatever route you followp. 30
Routes into teaching in Englandp. 30
Routes into teaching in Scotland, Wales and Northern Irelandp. 37
Skills testsp. 39
Standards required for QTSp. 40
Money mattersp. 42
How to studyp. 46
Read the papersp. 47
Read booksp. 48
Thinkingp. 52
Writingp. 53
Talking in groupsp. 58
In the thick of itp. 62
Two teaching placementsp. 62
How to prepare for a placementp. 65
Some basic issues to consider when on a placementp. 66
How to get a jobp. 87
Afterwordp. 89
Referencesp. 95
Indexp. 97
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ISBN: 9781412945080
ISBN-10: 1412945089
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st June 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.22