Chase away the isolation
The authors' research revealed that more than 70 per cent of newly qualified teachers feel well-prepared when planning, selecting resources and assessing their own teaching, but admit to feeling isolated and to being ill-prepared in other professional areas. Chapters include: making the transition from student teacher to NQT; working with your mentor; taking on the pastoral role; improving the effectiveness of your teaching; managing your workload; working within a team; reporting on pupils' progress; and preparing pupils for exams.
It can be used as a stand-alone companion for NQTs or as a follow-on to the authors' previous textbook, Learning to Teach in the Secondary School (Routledge). Pounds 14.99 from Routledge, 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE, tel: 0171 583 9855.