Your Teacher Training Companion: Essential skills and knowledge for very busy trainees

2nd Edition

Jim McGrath, Anthony Coles

Published August 27, 2015
Textbook - 244 Pages
ISBN 9781138841970 - CAT# Y174454

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The second edition of Your Teacher Training Companion is your one-stop-shop for the essential knowledge and skills you need to pass your course with confidence. Guiding you through your time in school and your studies, it will ensure you develop both the practical teaching skills and academic skills required to become a successful teacher.

Written in an accessible, no-nonsense style, it succinctly covers the most important aspects of becoming a teacher, showing you how to balance the competing demands of teaching in school, your course and social life. It is illustrated throughout with the case study of a fellow trainee teacher, focusing on developing best practice and ways in which you can pass on key skills to your learners.

  • Essential topics covered include:
  • classroom management
  • effective lesson planning
  • teaching methods
  • learning theory
  • assessment and feedback
  • delivering a highly successful lesson
  • making time and space for your studies
  • improving your writing skills
  • writing assignments and building your teaching portfolio
  • planning and delivering an effective presentation

Designed for the very busy trainee on all routes to qualified teacher status, Your Teacher Training Companion, 2ed offers you the essential knowledge and skills you need to get the most out of your time with pupils, improve your study skills, successfully achieve qualified teacher statues and manage your early career as an NQT.


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