The beginning teachers’ companion Fourth Edition is an essential publication for all new teachers in the profession. Its aim is to strengthen the beginning teacher’s often challenging journey as they move to graduate teacher and beyond.
A teacher’s first year is challenging, with the first few years taking its toll on both teachers and students.
The beginning teachers’ companion supports the beginning teacher through these initial years by offering:
•Guidance with lesson and unit planning
•A repertoire of evidence-based lesson ideas and knowledge of what will work in their classroom
•Effective strategies for classroom management
•Communication skills for the classroom, optimal classroom layouts, cooperative learning strategies and more.
With the beginning teachers’ companion lesson plans will be more effective and simpler to design as well as taking the pressure of the beginning teachers by scaffolding their lessons with a simple and effective 4 Step model.
The publication is closely aligned to the AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
This companion is a required/ recommended resource at a number of universities.