Making a success of your teaching placement is a vital part of achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). With a focus on practical, this book provides essential guidance on how to translate the ‘outstanding’ criteria into practice. The authors break down the OfSTED criteria so that you can identify the skills and knowledge you need to make the most of your placements.

Packed with case studies, practical tasks and links to the (QTS) standards, the book is structured around: Developing professional knowledge; Planning; How to be an outstanding teacher; Classroom management; Teamwork; Assessment; Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This book will help trainees make the difficult jump from ‘good’ to achieving an ‘outstanding’ on their placements.

Classroom Management

Classroom management

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In this chapter we consider strategies for managing the learning environment and children's behaviour. We specifically address ways in which you might encourage children to talk through conflicts and strategies for managing low level and more challenging behaviour. In the research focus the underpinning theories of behaviour management are also explored.

Classroom management often causes trainee teachers a great deal of anxiety. During the early stages of your training you may have concerns about whether you will be able to effectively manage children's behaviour. However, as you gain experience teaching classes your confidence will gradually develop. Confident trainees have a good teacher presence. Their learners essentially see them as teachers rather than as a friend or a helper. Consequently they are ...

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