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 8: Practical and Experiential Support for Trainees
Practical and Experiential Support for Trainees
Our approach to nurturing trainees through demanding experiences is based on finding ways to enable trainees to share the rich experiences of thinking and practice they gain while they are in school. The experiences of each trainee are unique, contextual and varied. The activities discussed in this chapter allow the collective experience of all the trainees and teacher educators to be brought to bear upon issues which trainees may be experiencing. We find that in using these activities we enhance our support for all trainees including those who are ...