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 7: Providing the Right Mix of Support and Challenge
Providing the Right Mix of Support and Challenge
All trainees want to use their training experience to become ‘the best they can be’, whatever criteria that is measured against. It is the role of teacher educators to provide the right mix of support and challenge to enable this to happen. If you are reading this as a mentor for a trainee teacher you may not have thought of yourself as a teacher educator before but this is about you and your role. In this chapter we will outline the requirements for good quality teacher training in schools with a ...