Think you can teach?

Hello world and happy belated Easter!

Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend and we have a treat for those of you returning to work this week!

Our new book, ‘A Concise Guide to the Level 3 Award in Education and Training‘ is out TODAY and with 15% off on our website!

Enjoy this entry from one of the authors Lynn Machin.

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Think you can teach?  Great to hear it!

The Concise Guide to the Level 3 Award in Education and Training is the ideal starting point if you’re considering getting into teaching or are just beginning to teach.  Aimed at the Further Education sector, this book will give you the low-down on the essentials you need as you begin your new and exciting career.

The Guide has been written by expert teacher educators Dr Lynn Machin, Duncan Hindmarch, Sandra Murray, Tina Richardson and Fiona Hall, from the Ofsted grade one rated School of Education at Staffordshire University.  Having already written several successful education books, including the Complete Guide to the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, and the Complete Guide to the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, the team wanted to create a work which focused on the basics.  Duncan, who worked for 10 years in an FE college as a languages lecturer and Teacher Trainer explains: “We all have a background of teaching in FE colleges, and thought it would be great to pool together our expertise to help newcomers to the sector.”  Fiona adds: “We remember how difficult it was starting a new job in an FE college so we hope this book will be an ideal companion to help you make a good impression – with both your employer and your learners.”

The book has been organised into key topics which provide you with the information needed for your AET qualification.  Crucially though, it also gives you the practical tips and advice you need to get started: “We’ve covered the basics” summarises Sandra; “approaches to teaching, plan learning, assess and what many of us fear at first – managing behaviour.”

Lead author Lynn explains: “We’ve kept it short and simple – at under 100 pages, the book simply focuses on the priorities of what you need to know.  However, we also guide you towards further practical study for when you gain more experience.”  With this in mind, literacy teacher trainer Tina adds: “We have provided specific study skills guidance to help you with the academic requirements of the AET.”

So, we think this book will be an ideal starting point for both your AET studies and the start of your professional journey as a teacher.  So, as we asked at the beginning: “Think you can teach?”  With our book, we hope to help you answer a resounding: “YES!”

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