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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

Motivating teachers
Motivating teachers
Chapter guide

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Current context: Initial training and continuing professional development (CPD) for early career teachers
  • Different models of CPD and professional development for trainee and early career teachers
  • Informal professional development for early career teachers
  • Characteristics of motivating schools
Current context: Initial training and CPD for early career teachers

Darling-Hammond (2017) explains that teachers have undergone a very difficult time in both the USA and England. However, a ‘strong professional ideal’ is critical if all learners (teachers, trainee teachers and pupils) are to do well:

While reporters and analysts describe a wave of teacher bashing in the United States . . ., and a ‘war on teachers’ in England . . . nations that have a strong professional ideal for teaching deliberately ...

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