Teaching is a rewarding, yet demanding profession, one in which a person needs to be fully prepared. This book focuses on the applied psychological skills, strategies, and resources, which will help to ensure teachers are equipped with personal and professional expertise to survive in the classroom. Readily accessible to a wide audience, including internationally, the book assumes no prior knowledge of psychology. The authors give specific examples taken from a diverse range of professional situations with relevant theoretical underpinnings.
Psychological Skills Training
The previous chapters have discussed how psychology (and physiology) influence our performance in the classroom. In these chapters, we have continually made reference to the following chapters which discuss how to develop skills and strategies to ensure your success in the classroom.
Chapter 8 examines goal setting and how to engage with this effectively to motivate and monitor your performance. Goal setting is something we tend to use with our students and perhaps seldom use personally. This chapter consequently examines the benefits of setting personal and professional goals, and how to maintain these.
Chapter 9 identifies ways in which we can use relaxation after a hectic day or week in the classroom. Relaxation is more than collapsing in front of the television. ...