Author: Bruce Bond
Publisher: Learning Matters
Release Date: 2015-04-17
"I found this book very informative. It is clearly set out and the chapters are clear. I particularly liked how you can test yourself on all areas then check the answers along with an explanation. At the end of the book is a honest account from someone who completed their QTS and I enjoyed reading this." - Stephanie Kane, Teacher Training Candidate "I will recommend this book because it is up to date and because it covers both literacy & numeracy skills tests. It explains coherently what the tests are for. It shows how rigorous they are and why they are important - showing how they impact practice even if not in the trainee's specialist area. Everything a potential ITT trainee needs to know is covered. and shows it is more than just about passing the tests. There are good practice questions. IN a nutshell - everything a trainee needs is here!" -Mrs Sarah Barton, School of Education, Portsmouth University If you are applying to teacher training in England, you must pass your Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers before you can start your training. Written by authors who have written questions for the test themselves, this is your guide to how to prepare for, approach and succeed in the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers. It takes you through how the tests work and includes hints and tips on what to expect and how to respond. It offers clear and concise guidance on revision and examples of questions so you can prepare for the tests and pass. This second edition has been updated with added practice questions, and a new chapter with trainee and tutor profiles giving you up-to-date and focused insight into how to get into teacher training, and what it's like to complete the course. How to use this book The first chapter in this book will help you understand the context of the skills tests and direct you to useful sources where you can conduct your own research into schools and education. Having a familiarity with key terms and issues in education will prove useful both when approaching the skills tests and also at a later date when you apply for a training place. Subsequent chapters will outline the content and structure of the literacy and numeracy skills tests and offer you practice questions. Then there is a chapter designed to support your application to teacher training courses and provide suggestions and advice for the interview process. Finally, for this second edition a new chapter 'What is teacher training really like?' offers you real insight into intial teacher training from the point of view of the student and the tutor. About the authors Bruce Bond has been involved in writing, editing, observing, reviewing and trialling the QTS Literacy Skills Tests for over 10 years. Jim Johnson is an Honorary Fellow of Nottingham Trent University where, until his retirement, he led the English team in the Department of Primary Education. Mark Patmore was until recently a senior lecturer in mathematical education in the Department of Education at Nottingham Trent University. Nina Weiss has worked in education for over 30 years. Since 2008, she has been authoring and editing the QTS Skills Tests.
An essential book for anyone thinking of taking, or about to take, the Professional Skills Tests for Teachers. You must pass these tests before starting your course, and this up to date text tells you exactly what to expect and how to prepare for the latest versions of the tests. There is an emphasis on support and clear guidance throughout, along with plenty of practice material, so you can face the tests with confidence and succeed in your application. It provides: a guide to the variety of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provision and routes into teaching a preparation timeline comprehensive coverage of both the numeracy and literacy tests an audit of your strengths and areas for improvement in literacy and numeracy example questions and answers, highlighting common errors, providing top tips for success, with theories and methods fully explained full practice papers plus test-taking and revision strategies discrete topics within the numeracy and literacy sections enabling focused learning, with explanations and hundreds of examples larger format pages, with topics covered across double page spreads for ease of use and more memorable learning.
If you are an Early Years Teacher Trainee, this book is written for you. It will help you to successfully achieve your Early Years Teacher Status and practice with confidence. This book guides you through what you need to know about Early Years Teacher Status step-by-step. It explains how you can work to meet each of the Standards and assessment requirements. The author addresses trainees’ common concerns about early years practice, study skills and meeting EYTS requirements, as well as giving many examples of the strategies that trainees found most helpful. The chapters explore each aspect of every Standard and indicator, with notes on theory, practical tips, case studies, activities and suggestions for further reading. This book helps you to: • understand all aspects of each Standard and indicator; • link your practice to the Standards; • understand the assessment requirements and how to strengthen your evidence; • plan and track your evidence; • complete your written assignments and create your portfolio with confidence; • develop the skills needed to take on a leadership role. This book also provides support for the mentor-mentee relationship and includes guidance for mentors, teaching activities for tutors and support for assessors. This book is a valuable resource for all those involved in EYTS and will be useful for: - EYTS trainees - their mentors - their placement tutors - course lecturers - EYTS assessors
Blitz-Mathematik mit dem vedischen System macht das Lernen mathematischer Grundlagen lohnenswerter. Der durchschnittliche SchÃ¼ler wird in der Lage sein, Aufgaben wie 46X44, 95X95 und 116X114 im Kopf auszurechnen - oft noch schneller als Mithilfe eines Taschenrechners! SchÃ¼ler werden mit Leichtigkeit das Berechnen von Quadraten, WÃ¼rfeln, ProzentsÃ¤tzen, BrÃ¼chen und Gleichungen verstehen. Papier und Bleistift werden zwar vor wie nach fÃ¼r die meisten Aufgaben benÃ¶tigt, aber die Geschwindigkeit und Genauigkeit der Kalkulationen werden sich erheblich verbessern. Dies motiviert den SchÃ¼ler wiederum, mehr zu Lernen. Dieses Buch bietet intelligente Strategien, um die Grundrechenarten und Algebra zu meistern. Diese beiden Bereiche sind die Grundbausteine der Mathematik. Wenn SchÃ¼ler erst einmal diese Aspekte beherrschen, werden Sie sich auch in anderen Bereichen der Mathematik sicherer fÃ¼hlen.
Endlich Schluss mit Chaos und Hektik - befreien Sie Ihr Denken! Tuning fürs Gehirn: Tony Buzan zeigt, wie man aus dem Stand brillante Ideen entwickeln, mühelos Dinge im Gedächtnis behalten, das perfekte romantische Date organisieren oder die persönliche Zukunft planen kann.
Ein zentraler Aspekt von Toughs Untersuchung sind die Zukunftschancen von Kindern aus der unteren Skala der Gesellschaft. Wenn wir die richtigen Eigenschaften fördern, kann die soziale Schere geschlossen werden. Psychologen, Neurowissenschaftler und Ökonomen, die sich mit der Frage von Erfolg und Persönlichkeit beschäftigen, belegen: Charaktereigenschaften wie Ausdauer, Optimismus, Neugier, Mut und Gewissenhaftigkeit sind ausschlaggebend für späteren Erfolg. Aber wie kann man diese Eigenschaften fördern? Und warum sind sie so sichere Vorhersagemerkmale? Tough zeigt am Beispiel einer Brennpunktschule, wie die Förderung benachteiligter Schüler gelingt. Dieses kluge und provokante Buch wird den Leser fesseln – und es wird unser Verständnis von Kindheit, Schule und Ausbildung verändern.
Author: Tony Brown
Release Date: 2003-09-02
This book guides readers through the professional standards and requirements to reach Qualified Teacher Status, explaining what trainees need to know. The author discusses the best ways of developing mathematical knowledge and teaching skills, and how to acquire the professional know-how needed to complete the training successfully. will: help readers to understand the Standards related to mathematics teaching offer detailed guidance on the primary mathematics curriculum help readers prepare for the QTS skills test help readers to develop the pedagogical knowledge that you need for effective teaching of mathematics help readers prepare for school-based training provide ideas, suggestions and further reading to support during their training and their NQT year. This practical guide to meeting the standards is invaluable for students on primary training courses, lecturers and mentors supporting trainees in mathematics education programmes and newly qualified teachers.
Author: Gererd Dixie
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Release Date: 2009-06-10
This comprehensive handbook has been written for all those interested in becoming a secondary school teacher. The author offers initial guidance on the ‘pros and cons' of choosing teaching as a career before going on to provide advice on how to make a successful application for a place on a training course. The handbook moves on to cover everything you will need to know in order to enjoy a successful training year and ultimately to start that all-important first job. Detailed practical advice is given on- finding out whether teaching really is for you- choosing the right course- preparing and applying for your training course- getting to grips with educational jargon- making the most of your training programme- succeeding in your teaching practice schools- looking ahead to your induction year.This book is a must for anyone interested in becoming a secondary school teacher.
This book supports trainees on primary initial teacher training courses where a secure knowledge and understanding of mathematics is required for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). A rigorous test enables trainees to identify their strengths and weaknesses in mathematics and this can be revisited in order to monitor and evaluate progress towards QTS. Trainees are able to direct their studies more usefully and quickly develop confidence in topics they find difficult. This edition is fully up to date with the 2007 QTS Standards.