This book is for all primary teaching professionals – whether in training or qualified – and is a response to the fast pace of change in contemporary primary education. Giving comprehensive and up to date coverage of the major themes in teacher education, its particular emphasis is on interactive teaching skills and developing effective relationships in the classroom. The book focuses throughout on the many human interactions in classrooms, taking close account of the realities facing teachers. In addition, issues and dilemmas which pose profound questions for educators are threaded throughout the book, encouraging reflection and analysis.
Setting the scene
Characteristics of effective teachers
Making teaching work
A purposeful learning environment
Creativity and imagination
The eternal teacher