Brilliant Books for NQTs
You’ve passed your exams; you’ve got your qualification. Now it’s time to start teaching! We’ve picked out some brilliant books that can help you throughout your NQT year. From different methods of teaching to tips on getting kids to behave, these books are full of insights for new teachers. Of course, nothing can compare to the learning that happens in the classroom (for both you and your pupils), but these books can give you the edge you need to not just survive your first year of teaching, but to thrive.
You’ll have a hard time teaching your students if you can’t get them to behave, so this book offers tips on managing your pupils’ behaviour. Filled with diagrams and mnemonics that are easy to remember, it can help you keep your new class calm and co-operative.
If you are a primary school NQT, this book is a must-read. As well as practical strategies, it offers advice and reassurance that you’re doing just fine. It encourages you to reflect on your experiences so you can make the most out of your induction period. This book tackles everything from setting up displays in your classroom to writing Individual Education Plans.
Although standards set by Ofsted and the government constantly change, Ross Morrison McGill posits that the integrity of an outstanding lesson will always be the same. In this book, he attempts to capture what it is that makes a lesson great so that it can be recreated time and time again.
The art of teaching is always evolving and changing, so to be a good teacher you need to be able to adapt - to reflect on your experiences and change your methods to best suit your students and the current educational standards.
This book is a handy guide to the key ideas of over 100 learning theorists and how different theories can be applied to the classroom. Each model or theory is explained in fewer than 350 words and has a ‘How to Use It’ section, and many have accompanying diagrams.
This book is essential reading for teachers who will be working with children with special educational needs. It covers all the fundamentals of SEND from policy to practice, and will help you gain a better understanding of how to support your pupils.
Your NQT year is notoriously hard work, because at the same time as trying to make a good first impression with the rest of the staff, you’re also teaching your very own class for the first time. But fear not, because Sue Cowley will guide you through it in this book from lesson one through to the last day of the school year.
This book acts as a guide for teachers and anyone else involved in education to learn reflectively and positively transform their teaching style. At its heart are four key questions to reflect on: What's working well? What needs changing? What are we learning? Where do we go from here?
Behaviour Management Pocketbook
This new edition of the Teachers' Pocketbooks' top-selling title is a practical, authoritative guide to creating calm classes and focused, co-operative students. The book starts from the premise that teachers cannot control the behaviour of children; instead they must seek to influence it.View Book
Surviving and Thriving as a Primary NQT
Essential reading for your year as a primary newly qualified teacher (NQT), providing support through advice, reassurance and practical strategies, and encouraging you to critically reflect on your experiences to get the most from your induction period.View Book
Teaching and Learning through Reflective Practice
Maps out the professional and theoretical landscape of reflective practice, its nature and purposes and the claims being made for it. This book takes readers through a systematic process where the initial focus on learning, developing and growing, starts from an understanding of one's strengths, not weaknesses and problems.View Book