Five sections cover education policy, professional skills, theory, practice and reflection. The authors provide teaching ideas that work, and that will help trainee teachers to improve their grades and lesson observation profiles. There is a clear explanation of the theoretical underpinning that must be grasped in order to pass written assignments, and Masters level debates are addressed throughout the book, with a dedicated chapter exploring academic themes and issues.

How to ‘Survive’ Teaching Practice

How to ‘survive’ teaching practice


By the end of this chapter the reader will be able to:

  • understand the importance of teaching practice for their own professional development;
  • reflect on the most useful ways to prepare for the observation of their own teaching;
  • successfully observe the practice of more experienced colleagues;
  • understand the role of ‘standards’ in the assessment of teaching;
  • apply the relevant professional standards from the sector in which they are training to their own practice and development.

Is it Really a Case of ‘Survival’?

‘Surviving’ teaching practice seems to be such a strong theme dominating the titles of books on teaching that we are amazed that so many people want to go into the profession in the first place. The ...

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