Chase away the isolation

10th January 1997 at 00:00
"There seems to be so much to learn, so much to do and so little time. I found it exhausting," says a newly qualified teacher in Starting to Teach in the Secondary School, by Susan Capel from Canterbury Christ Church College, Marilyn Leask of De Montfort University, Leicester, and Tony Turner from the London Institute of Education.

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.

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