This book is essential reading for students just beginning a career in primary school teaching. Written with the needs and questions of the new student teacher in mind, it covers the fundamental aspects of the job of the primary school teacher in an inspiring yet down-to-earth way. Each chapter covers a key issue in primary education.
Becoming a Primary School Teacher is the perfect introductory text for the student teacher, helping them to prepare for their first school experience. It will also be of interest to more experienced teachers and teacher trainers.
1. Working with People: What are interpersonal skills? Why are they so important? 2. Organising the Classroom: What's so special about tables, chairs and cupboards? 3. Planning the Curriculum: Why is the curriculum such an important part of the job? 4. Managing Behaviour: Why is good discipline essential? 5. Assessing and Record Keeping: What can assessment tell you about your children? 6. Thinking about Education: Is primary teaching all practice and no theory? 7. Becoming a Professional: What are the hallmarks of a teacher?