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Your Booksmart, School-savvy, Stress-busting Primary Teacher Training Companion

Your Booksmart, School-savvy, Stress-busting Primary Teacher Training Companion

March 2020 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The perfect guide to accompany any trainee on their teacher training journey.

Written as though from a friendly aunt, this book guides trainees through each step of their journey and helps them build the knowledge, confidence and skills to succeed.

Covering 3 core areas that are vital to any trainee's experience and success, each chapter addresses issues and topics to support students as progress through their training.

Book Smart
Explores ways in which students can confidently approach their course demands and succeed in their academic study.

School savvy
Helps students discover how they can thrive in their school placement and start developing classroom teaching skills.

Gives trainees the tools they need to ensure they are looking after their mental health and wellbeing while training to teach.


Chapter 1: Getting started, overcoming imposter syndrome and organising yourself for success
Chapter 2: Academic reading, classroom behaviour and being kind to yourself
Chapter 3: University support, classroom planning and the power of reflection
Chapter 4: Writing essays, finding your teaching approach and the importance of self-care
Chapter 5: Learning at university, post-holiday placements and using social media healthily
Chapter 6: Savvy online research, cross-curricular planning and diversity in schools
Chapter 7: Applying for jobs, navigating parent’s evening and dealing with worries
Chapter 8: Further study, teaching outside the classroom and looking ahead to your NQT year