• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Successful teachers are able to motivate and inspire the children they teach and this is a skill that can only be supported by understanding good practice. This book gives you smart, pragmatic guidance backed by evidence-based research on how to engage and inspire in your teaching. It looks at both how you can influence and shape the learning that goes on in your classroom and how you can apply key lessons to your own professional development as a teacher. Key coverage includes: • The psychology of motivation and its implications for the classroom • Behaviour for learning • Essential advice on of safeguarding, mental health and wellbeing • Active learning and engaging your pupils in the learning process • How to develop as a professional and empowered teacher

Staying the course
Staying the course
Chapter guide

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • The reasons why teachers choose to pursue teaching as a career
  • The external and internal factors influencing teacher efficacy and resilience
  • The role of core reflection in teacher development
  • The potential role of ‘flow’ in teacher practice and teacher well-being
  • The challenges that both trainees and qualified teachers face today
  • Practical ways of overcoming some of the key challenges facing educators today
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