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How to be a Successful Teacher: Strategies for Personal and Professional Development, 7 Jun 2010
This book should be in every staff room. Teachers find themselves put under pressure by government strategies, management, pupils, parents, and their own families, not to mention self-imposed pressures! This book guides the user to identify problems through targeted reflection and suggests strategies to suit the individual. It can be used to be dipped into, or could be worked through, depending on what areas you felt were problematical.
Final outcomes will have a common thread, that of a happier, healthier, sef-confident and therefore more motivated and effective teacher. Mentors through to NQTs will find this book helps to empower teachers to understand how they think and work and how to control and use these traits to improve their lives and careers. The activities and reflections are thought provoking and lead the individual to solutions.
While reading this book I identified specific problems that colleagues have had over the years; I wanted to show them they weren't alone and that there are strategies out there. Castle and Buckler have taken a holistic view of the teacher, one that can be forgotten by an emphasis on final outcome targets.