Introduction; Part 1. Autumn Term; 1. No one forgets a good teacher - motivations, expectations and vacations; 2. The Starter - teaching placements and initial observations; 3. Teachers teaching teachers - education, education, education; 4. Reality bites - juggling emotions and lesson planning; Part 2. Spring Term; 5. Main phase - getting to grips with government initiatives and assessment; 6. Quo Vadis? - getting that first job in teaching; 7. Living the Dream - pigeon holes and staffroom politics; 8. Are you a real teacher, Sir? - making a good first impression; Part 3. Summer Term; 9. Cannons to the left, marking to the right - your job doesn't end when you leave the classroom; 10. Stop whining and get back to work - paperwork, inspections and pay reviews; Part 4. School's out for Summer!; 11. The Plenary - what have we learned?; Homework - further reading; Appendix 1: The barely literate dialects of contemporary urban slang; Appendix 2: Three-letter acronyms, government guidance and useful teaching lingo; Index.
Tom Bennett is the Behaviour Guru on the TES advice forum and a teacher at Raines Foundation - an inner-city state secondary school in London, UK. Tom is Head of Humanities, Religious Studies and Philosophy and is author of 'Class Act', A TES Essential Guide to Behaviour Management. Tom is author of The Behaviour Guru: Behaviour Management Solutions for Teachers, also published by Continuum.
"'I will translate every acronym and portmanteau the panjandrums of education feel we can't live without. I will tell you which mug to buy, and where your biggest worries will come from.' Tom Bennett, the Behaviour Guru"