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The perfect guidebook for new teachers,
This review is from: Craft of the Classroom (The Craft of the Classroom) (Paperback)
I first encountered this readable book as a student teacher. One of our lecturers on my PGCE course constantly recommended it. And not without reason.
Michael Marland's tone is reassuring, thought-through and clearly coming from experience. I wish now I'd taken more of his advice earlier in my career.
This is a warm, humane volume. You won't find glossy illustrations or boxes of targets. Instead, you'll find practical advice on the day to day work of a teacher - and on such essentials for the classroom as pot plants! Especially useful is the chapter on working as a form tutor, an area often negelected in teacher training.
I've owned two copies of this book - the first I lent to a student teacher in my Department, and never came back... clearly a good recommendation; the second is under lock and key, but dog-eared and well-worn. Get your own.