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So You Want to be a Teacher?
A Guide for Prospective Student Teachers



June 2008 | 112 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
If you are interested in a career in teaching but not sure where to start, this book is the perfect guide. Written for anybody considering taking an initial teacher training course, this down-to-earth book is a straightforward and very helpful manual which will take you through all the stages of choosing a course, preparing for training and completing the course itself. It is a comprehensive and supportive guide to help you decide whether teaching is the career for you, and to what you can expect in the job.

Chapters include:

- What is a teacher?

- The good news about teaching - working with children

- Routes to qualified teacher status and how to choose the right one for you

- Help with study skills, including essay writing, organisation and record-keeping

- How to survive your teaching placements

- Developing your professionalism

- Coping with the bad news - teacher workload, bureaucracy and stress

- How to get your first job

Written in an engaging and humorous - but above all, supportive - style, the book is essential pre-course reading for prospective student teachers.

not suited to our candidates, limited routes into teaching.

Mrs Jill Gilby
Training & Development, CERT Ltd
March 31, 2015

An excellent thought provoking publication for prospective entrants to teaching

Mrs Jo Pothecary
Student Support & Engagement, Wiltshire College
February 4, 2014

An excellent and comprehensive book, preparing, guiding and offering advise to those interested in teachers' training

Dr Praxoulla Rameshwar
FHSCS, Kingston University
November 14, 2011

It is simple readable text with great benefit for me and my students

Dr Tarig Eltayeb
College of Commerce, Dhofar University
September 15, 2010

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