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Training to Teach

Training to Teach
A Guide for Students

Third Edition
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September 2015 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Teaching is a tough and challenging job and society demands more from its teachers than ever before. This new edition is an essential companion for those training to teach, providing an overview of important professional issues that all future teachers need to engage with in order to succeed in the classroom.

Aiming to give you the confident start you need in the classroom, this third edition is equally valuable to those training to teach in both primary and secondary education, and includes:

•             New chapters on: inclusion; school-based training; creativity; and digital technologies

•             Increased coverage of behaviour management

•             A new feature outlining the relevant Teachers’ Standards at the start of each chapter

 The accompanying website, has been updated to include additional material expanding on and complementing the contents of the book.

 This book is essential reading for professional studies modules on both primary and secondary initial teacher education courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and on university-based and school-based training courses.


Neil Denby is recently retired from the School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield and now works as an independent educational consultant.

Learning to teach: An introduction
Relationships with children and young people
Professionalism, the professional duties of teachers and legal requirements
Child protection issues
Communication and collaboration
School-based training
Understanding the roles of specialist colleagues
Developing skills for career progress
Managing your classroom environment
Behaviour strategies in challenging classrooms
Beginning to understand how young people learn
Approaches to teaching and learning 1: Developing a range
Approaches to teaching and learning 2: Planning, progression and sequence
Approaches to teaching and learning 3: Differentiation and personalising provision
Using digital technologies in teaching strategies
Teaching pupils with English as an Additional Language
Understanding and using assessment and feedback
The rights of the child
Cross-curricular planning issues
Cross-curricular teaching issues
Accessing and using statistical information
Your first teaching post: Applications, interviews and induction

Iinteresting and relevant to trainee teachers

Mr Paul Demetriou-Crane
Education and Childcare, Havering College of FE & HE
November 19, 2015

Good, up to date guide for trainees.

Mrs Jane Scholey
School of Education, Oxford Brookes University
June 10, 2015

Very interesting topic and well laid out book

Mr Philip Jefferies
Department of Primary Education, Greenwich University
January 19, 2016

Sample Materials & Chapters

Denby Chapter 1

Denby Chapter 16