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 5: Enhancing Professional Learning Conversations
Enhancing Professional Learning Conversations
You will have many formal and informal conversations about learning with your trainees and colleagues. This chapter explores the planned conversations you will have on an individual basis with trainees or new colleagues about learning and teaching. In these conversations you will be drawing on your abilities to establish relationships, through trust and understanding, in order to communicate effectively. You will be creating a context that will enable a trainee or colleague to reflect on, and learn from, experience. This will then lead to action being taken for professional development.
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