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 4: The Pedagogy of Teacher Educators
The Pedagogy of Teacher Educators
Teacher educators instinctively believe that they should be modelling outstanding practice. Trainee teachers need to understand how experienced teachers think and the theoretical underpinning behind the choices that have been made in the classroom. This chapter looks at the challenging aspect of modelling how to teach when working with trainees, and how to make the modelling explicit. In order to understand your own practice better it is helpful to examine the personal impact of your learning experiences and to examine your professional knowledge in order to set ...