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Essential Teaching Skills Paperback – 28 Apr 1998

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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes Ltd; 3rd Revised edition edition (28 April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0748735143
  • ISBN-13: 978-0435380106
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 0.8 x 30 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 698,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nick named 'The Bible' at my University, this book has a comprehensive index and contents page. It also has a wonderful ability to link in with whatever assignment on education that you are set. It is jargon free, with subtitles and bullet points that let you gather information at a glance. The down side is that it is perhaps more geared towards secondary teaching rather than primary, nevertheless it is one of the only books that I won't be selling when I graduate. (Amazon Product Review) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap

Chris Kyriacou not only knows how to communicate, but shows every evidence of understanding what classroom life is like.
Times Educational Supplement

One of the best general guides available for prospective teachers at both primary and secondary level.
Journal of Education for Teaching

The first edition of this enormously successful book examined the key skills required for successful classroom practice. Using his familiar and accessible style, Chris Kyriacou has now developed and expanded his work in this updated new edition.

Specifically, the book covers:
The nature and development of teaching skills
planning, preparing, presenting and managing lessons
classroom climate and discipline
assessing and evaluating pupils' and teacher's own performance
the DfEE's competences for newly qualified teachers
differentiation, streaming and setting
mentoring and professional development.

This book will be an invaluable aid for the student and newly qualified teacher alike, and an excellent resource for the more experienced teacher or teacher trainer.

Chris Kyriacou is Reader in Educational Psychology at the University of York.

Other books from Nelson Thornes include:

Effective Teaching in Schools: Theory and Practice, 2nd edition
Chris Kyriacou

Teaching Today: A Practical Guide, 2nd edition
Geoffrey Petty

Becoming an Effective Teacher
Paul Stephens and Tim Crawley

Essential Mentoring Skills
Paul Stephens


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Nicnamed 'The Bible' at my University, this book has a comprehensive index and contents page. It also has a wonderful ability to link in with whatever assignment on education that you are set. It is jargon free, with subtitles and bullet points that let you gather information at a glance. The down side is that it is perhaps more geared towards secondary teaching rather than primary, nevertheless it is one of the only books that I won't be selling when I graduate.
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Of all the books I have bought throughout my teacher training, this is the one I continue to return to. It has plain speaking advice and suggestions for all of the most fundemental teaching practices.
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.... I have found this book invaluable, both for new and trainee teachers in clearly outlining essential aspects of classroom practice, and for experienced teachers as a reminder of those essential aspects in an engaging and refreshing way.
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A masterly examination of effective teaching methods from the only ed. psych. who has ever made any sense! If you only read one book on t.p., make it this one.
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I cannot deny this book contains some useful information for those about to teach in secondary school, but the style of writing makes it a crashingly dull read. It's also rather expensive compared to some other texts and I feel it would be better to invest in a good 'all rounder' such as Learning to Teach in the Secondary School, Susan Capel et al.
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This is THE book to buy for essential, real world tips on your PGCE - but most importantly, to get you through your Professional Studies essays. One concept still comes to mind "withitness" - what Chris Kyriacou calls that ability to scan a classroom and know exactly what every student is doing.

I wish all teachers would re-read this book as part of their CPD.

Glen Gilchrist
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Good product, easy to read. I think that this book will be relevant for teachers for years to come!
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This book is a comprehensive, straightforward aid in gaining the skills to become a good teacher. It is compact and easy to read. Recommended for all trainee teachers or teachers who want to improve their practice. Think of it as a helping hand on your way to becoming an educator. :)
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