on 14 July 2009
As a new teacher/assessor having to complete A1/DTTLS/PTTLS I found this book excellent.
Having come from industry the whole concept of lesson planning, dealing with students was just a mystery. This book helped me unravel some of those mysteries and I completed my course successfully!! I fully recommed to any newbee who has come off the "shop floor" and finds the whole language of colleges and teachers alien
on 14 July 2009
An excellent text for both new and existing teachers in the lifelong learning sector, linked to the new professional standards. It uses easily accesible language and gives excellent advice, hints and tips for classroom practice.
The text has extracts from trainee teachers which make this text alive and real to the new teacher, whilst at the same time reminds existing teachers of the issues of teaching in the sector. A must have text for any teacher of post 16(14)
on 17 July 2009
This is a great book to accompany those completing either the PTLLS, CTLLS or DTLLS course. One of its many advantages is its straight forward nature, giving useful, up to date information and comment on all relevant topics within the sector. Whilst accessible, it does provide plenty of thought provoking material and signposts to relevant further reading. It's clear that the author knows what he is talking about and whats more is currently teaching in this climate - not just sitting in a dusty office writing books!
on 24 April 2013
This book is well set out and easy to follow. We all have author style preference and Peter Scales`s writing is easy reading, at a time when information needs to be accessed quickly because of pressured work loads and time scales, it`s a welcomed relief to get straight to it. I would highly recommend this book to anyone doing training courses in the Lifelong Learning Sector.