Covering both primary and secondary teaching, this handbook offers support to those delivering school-based teacher training. By identifying best practice, the book shows you how to develop your professional knowledge and become an effective teacher educator and mentor.
Topics covered include: Strategies for coaching and mentoring trainee teachers; Teacher training in schools; Links between teacher education and recent research; How to develop your own identity as a teacher educator
Packed with case studies of good practice, models of successful teaching and activities to try, this practical book leads you through a professional development process that will enable you to be confident and secure in your practice.
An essential guide for tutors, mentors and all those involved in staff development in schools, the book is also useful for experienced teachers in schools who are taking on training roles and supporting and mentoring newly qualified teachers.
Chapter 2: A Whole School Approach to Professional Development
A Whole School Approach to Professional Development
What Does Professional Development Look Like in a School?
It is important for you as a teacher educator to be able to recognise and share with trainees the wider context of your school's objectives for professional development and their origins. All schools have to consider a range of needs when addressing the issue of professional development. The paramount considerations are the impact on learning and teaching and on improving standards (see Figure 2.1). The impact of national and local initiatives on the school's priorities for development need to be considered so that trainees understand the bigger ...