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.
The first section of the book introduces a range of the most commonly occurring psychological aspects relating to performance in the classroom. Chapter 1 introduces applied psychology and encourages you to think of the issues you may have previously covered in your training and development, while also introducing you to the structure of the book. It develops by encouraging you to think of the strengths and challenges within your professional practice while also asking you to consider what the ‘ideal’ teacher is.
Chapter 2 explores concentration and attention. Keeping your mind focused on the task at hand is crucial within teaching, not only to maximize your time but also to minimize disruption from other sources. This chapter makes reference to other chapters within ...