Mentoring Design and Technology Teachers in the Secondary School: A Practical Guide

1st Edition

Suzanne Lawson, Susan Wood-Griffiths

August 19, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 175 Pages
ISBN 9781138541108 - CAT# K375106
Series: Mentoring Trainee and Newly Qualified Teachers

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Mentoring Design and Technology (D&T) in the Secondary School is a practical guide for mentors of beginning teachers, whether trainee, newly qualified or just those who suddenly find themselves teaching the subject for the first time. This evidence informed book takes the views of leading design and technology educators and practitioners to provide tried and tested strategies to support mentors in their role. From definitions to practical guidance on lesson planning, learning conversation to risk taking and dealing with practical lessons.

The book offers tasks and reflections to inspire and motivate mentors to get the best out of beginning teachers in the early stages of their career. Key topics explored include;

  • Helping new D&T teachers appreciate the fundamental nature of design and technology and how this informs both why it is taught and how it is taught.
  • Understanding yourself – beliefs, values and attitudes. How your experiences influence your approaches to teaching.
  • Observing design and technology teachers’ lessons: tools for observation and analysis.
  • Risk taking in the classroom – moving teachers forward from pedestrian to innovative practice.

Filled with practical strategies to engage and develop mentoring skills Mentoring Design and Technology Teachers in the Secondary School offers advice and guidance to support mentors in developing inspirational D&T teachers of the future.


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