Getting into Teacher Training

Passing your Skills Tests and succeeding in your application

Author: Bruce Bond,Jim Johnson,Mark Patmore,Nina Weiss,Geoff Barker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526428725

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 7946

Are you thinking about applying to teacher training in England? Not sure where to start or what to expect? This is your comprehensive go-to guide with helpful information and advice to help you on this very special journey ahead! Written by experts on initial teacher training in England, this guide: helps you understand the many different routes in to teaching provides essential information about the education sector and the different types of state schools offers advice and practice tests to pass the mandatory Professional Skills tests in numeracy and literacy gives insight about the application process and helpful tips to confidently face your interview Everything you need to know to secure your place on a teacher training course - now in one easy accessible guide!
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Passing the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers and Getting into ITT

Author: Bruce Bond,Jim Johnson,Mark Patmore,Nina Weiss,Geoff Barker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473916402

Category: Education

Page: 224

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"I found this book very informative. It is clearly set out and the chapters are clear. I particularly liked how you can test yourself on all areas then check the answers along with an explanation. At the end of the book is a honest account from someone who completed their QTS and I enjoyed reading this." - Stephanie Kane, Teacher Training Candidate "I will recommend this book because it is up to date and because it covers both literacy & numeracy skills tests. It explains coherently what the tests are for. It shows how rigorous they are and why they are important - showing how they impact practice even if not in the trainee's specialist area. Everything a potential ITT trainee needs to know is covered. and shows it is more than just about passing the tests. There are good practice questions. IN a nutshell - everything a trainee needs is here!" -Mrs Sarah Barton, School of Education, Portsmouth University If you are applying to teacher training in England, you must pass your Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers before you can start your training. Written by authors who have written questions for the test themselves, this is your guide to how to prepare for, approach and succeed in the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers. It takes you through how the tests work and includes hints and tips on what to expect and how to respond. It offers clear and concise guidance on revision and examples of questions so you can prepare for the tests and pass. This second edition has been updated with added practice questions, and a new chapter with trainee and tutor profiles giving you up-to-date and focused insight into how to get into teacher training, and what it's like to complete the course. How to use this book The first chapter in this book will help you understand the context of the skills tests and direct you to useful sources where you can conduct your own research into schools and education. Having a familiarity with key terms and issues in education will prove useful both when approaching the skills tests and also at a later date when you apply for a training place. Subsequent chapters will outline the content and structure of the literacy and numeracy skills tests and offer you practice questions. Then there is a chapter designed to support your application to teacher training courses and provide suggestions and advice for the interview process. Finally, for this second edition a new chapter 'What is teacher training really like?' offers you real insight into intial teacher training from the point of view of the student and the tutor. About the authors Bruce Bond has been involved in writing, editing, observing, reviewing and trialling the QTS Literacy Skills Tests for over 10 years. Jim Johnson is an Honorary Fellow of Nottingham Trent University where, until his retirement, he led the English team in the Department of Primary Education. Mark Patmore was until recently a senior lecturer in mathematical education in the Department of Education at Nottingham Trent University. Nina Weiss has worked in education for over 30 years. Since 2008, she has been authoring and editing the QTS Skills Tests.
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How to Pass the Professional Skills Tests for Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

1000 + Practice Questions

Author: Chris John Tyreman

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749470224

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 923

How to Pass the Professional Skills Test for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provides complete practice for candidates applying to study for teacher training and those aiming for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The only book which combines all aspects of the test, including numeracy, literacy as well as the new reasoning questions, it covers basic practice as well as more challenging questions. It provides mental arithmetic training to help you answer questions confidently without the use of a calculator as well as realistic test practice. With over 1000 questions and detailed answers with explanations, How to Pass the Professional Skills Test for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) is the only resource you'll need to pass the exam and start your teacher training with confidence.
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Passing the Numeracy Skills Test

Author: Mark Patmore

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526447878

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Popular amongst aspiring teacher trainees and widely recommended by teacher training course tutors, this bestselling guide to preparing and passing the mandatory Numeracy Skills test is back in an enhanced new edition. This seventh edition includes more content to help you develop the Key Knowledge required to approach the test with confidence. Updated throughout and with new questions and set within contemporary contexts, this new edition will support you even more to pass! Along with a full practice test with hints and tips and answer commentary, this go-to guide outlines all of the requirements of the Numeracy Skills Test and explains the essential subject knowledge candidates need to ensure you are fully prepared to pass the test with confidence. With this guide you will be able to: familiarise yourself with the skills and knowledge to be tested fully understand the format and structure of the numeracy skills test know what to expect on the day of the test
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Success! Passing the Professional Skills Tests for Teachers

Author: Jenny Lawson,Annabel Charles,Trish Kreft

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 1910391034

Category: Education

Page: 296

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An essential book for anyone thinking of taking, or about to take, the Professional Skills Tests for Teachers. You must pass these tests before starting your course, and this up to date text tells you exactly what to expect and how to prepare for the latest versions of the tests. There is an emphasis on support and clear guidance throughout, along with plenty of practice material, so you can face the tests with confidence and succeed in your application. It provides: a guide to the variety of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provision and routes into teaching a preparation timeline comprehensive coverage of both the numeracy and literacy tests an audit of your strengths and areas for improvement in literacy and numeracy example questions and answers, highlighting common errors, providing top tips for success, with theories and methods fully explained full practice papers plus test-taking and revision strategies discrete topics within the numeracy and literacy sections enabling focused learning, with explanations and hundreds of examples larger format pages, with topics covered across double page spreads for ease of use and more memorable learning.
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How to Pass the QTS Numeracy and Literacy Skills Tests

Essential Practice for the Qualified Teacher Status Skills Tests

Author: Chris John Tyreman

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 074946254X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 8860

All trainee teachers in England and Wales have to sit numeracy and literacy skills tests in order to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which permits them to continue or start teaching. How to Pass the QTS Numeracy and Literary Skills Test is the only book available that includes both literacy and numeracy revision and mock tests. The numeracy section starts at a low level and includes a diagnostic test, a maths review, mental and general arithmetic practice, and revision of statistics. It gives the reader a good grounding in the skills needed to pass the test, particularly if maths has always been a weak subject. The literacy section includes practice material on spelling, punctuation, grammar and comprehension. It highlights the areas where people commonly have problems, and provides easy to follow explanations and practice questions and answers. This book comes with FREE audio files for mental arithmetic tests. To download them please visit: http://www.koganpage.com/qts
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Pass the QTS Skills Tests with Confidence

And ace your interview

Author: Tony Cotton,Dave Klemm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317487583

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 892

Pass the QTS Skills Test with Confidence is the must-have guide for all prospective trainee teachers. It will provide you with the skills guidance, subject knowledge and confidence you need to pass the Literacy and Numeracy QTS Skills Tests, make an application that stands out and sail through interview day. Online support provided on the companion website includes tests to audit your subject knowledge. The first section of the book introduces you to the tests and how to prepare for them, and covers the areas of knowledge tested. The second section offers advice to help you write a personal statement that stands out, make a successful application and get ready for your interview. Extensive online support provided on the companion website includes tests to audit your subject knowledge. Key topics covered include: Developing your exam technique Mastering the mental arithmetic test Succeeding in the written questions How to use spelling, grammar and punctuation correctly Successfully applying for teaching training courses Acing the interview Written by expert teacher trainers with first-hand experience of both interviewing candidates and helping students pass the QTS Skills Tests, this is an essential purchase for all prospective teachers.
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Passing the Mathematics Test for Elementary Teachers

Offering a Pathway to Success

Author: Margie Pearse,Diane Devanney,Darla Nagy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781475810837

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 9423

Have you ever found yourself saying, I m never going to pass the math pre-service exam! This statement, and many others like it, led the authors to discover exactly how to crack the math pre-service exam test code and students are reaping all the benefits. How to Pass the Pre-Service Mathematics Test for Teachers is the result of years of researching and experimenting with what it takes to not only pass the test, but come away from it a better test-taker and a stronger mathematician. The authors offer tons of crystal-clear examples with detailed explanations, all supported by deep mathematical thinking. As an added bonus, there are three comprehensive practice tests carefully created to reflect the format of the test. This book will provide all that is needed to pass the math pre-service exam!"
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Teacher's Skills Tests For Dummies

Author: Colin Beveridge,Andrew Green

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118661648

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 6418

If you’re preparing for the newly revised Numeracy and Literacy Skills Tests, Teacher’s Skills Tests For Dummies is your one–stop for both exams, providing you with subject–matter review, revision and practice tests you need to tackle the tests with confidence and succeed. Written by expert authors in Maths, English, and Education (with the credentials to prove it), Teacher’s Skills Tests For Dummies provides you with: – A review of the key maths and English concepts you need to know to do well – Full length practice tests and tons of additional practice questions – Online accessible audio tests for spelling and mental arithmetic — to better prepare you for the actual test – Tips and tricks (along with mistakes to avoid) to become a better test taker With this book — and a bit of work on your part — you’ll be positioned to pass your skills tests and gain that coveted place on a teacher–training course.
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Passing the Literacy Skills Test

Author: Jim Johnson,Bruce Bond

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473918758

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 1324

"This book is fantastic and has been purchased by many of our students who have subsequently passed the skill test." - Sarah Martin-Denham, Faculty of Education and Society, University of Sunderland All applicants to Initial Teacher Training in England need to PASS the QTS Literacy Skills Test before starting their course. This professional skills test is designed to ensure trainee teachers have a sound grasp of literacy skills such as comprehension and spelling and how to apply these in practice. This popular and widely recommended book outlines all of the requirements of the QTS Literacy Skills Test, explains the essential subject knowledge candidates need and includes practice questions for test preparation. This fourth edition, co-written by an author of the test itself, is updated throughout and now includes a full practice test, more practice questions and more question and answer commentary. This is more than a collection of practice questions. It includes advice, tips, test commentary and guidance to help students pass first time. It helps students to: familiarise yourself with the skills and knowledge to be tested fully understand the format and structure of the literacy skills test know what to expect on the day of the test HOW TO USE THIS BOOK For the purposes of the test, literacy is seen as comprising the four sections: Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar and Comprehension. Each section has its own chapter. There you will find an explanation of the knowledge required, examples of the features of literacy being tested and explicitly direction about what to do in the test. There are practice questions for each section. Chapter 5 is a complete literacy practice skills test for you to work through, and Chapter 6 contains answers and explanatory key points for all the questions in the main chapters, and for the practice test. Revision checklist You can use the checklist in your revision to make sure that you have covered all the key content areas.
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CBEST Secrets

CBEST Exam Review for the California Basic Educational Skills Test

Author: Mometrix Media,Mometrix Media LLC

Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc

ISBN: 9781609712464

Category: Education

Page: 170

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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** CBEST Secrets helps you ace the California Basic Educational Skills Test, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive CBEST Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. CBEST Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to CBEST Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive Mathematics review including: The Easiest Math Review You'll Ever Read, Solving for Variables, Breezing Through Word Problems, Keeping Probability Simple, Using the Right Formulas, Graphing for Success, Racing Through Ratios, Understanding Line Plotting, Mastering Difficult Problems; A comprehensive Reading review including: Determining the Relationships, Making Strategic Eliminations, Recognizing Switchback Words, Understanding Word Types, Finding the Right Opportunities, When Truth Doesn't Equal Correctness, Avoiding the Trap of Familiarity, Making Logic Work for You, Skimming Techniques to Save Time; A comprehensive Writing review including: Approaching a Topic, Brainstorming for Success, Picking a Main Idea, Starting Your Engines, Strength Through Diversity, Weeding Your Garden, Creating a Logical Flow, Avoiding the Panic, Checking Your Work, and much more...
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Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)

Author: Elizabeth Green

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393244156

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 1119

A New York Times Notable Book "A must-read book for every American teacher and taxpayer." —Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World Launched with a hugely popular New York Times Magazine cover story, Building a Better Teacher sparked a national conversation about teacher quality and established Elizabeth Green as a leading voice in education. Green's fascinating and accessible narrative dispels the common myth of the "natural-born teacher" and introduces maverick educators exploring the science behind their art. Her dramatic account reveals that great teaching is not magic, but a skill—a skill that can be taught. Now with a new afterword that offers a guide on how to identify—and support—great teachers, this provocative and hopeful book "should be part of every new teacher’s education" (Washington Post).
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Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards:

A Guide for Teaching and Learning

Author: Committee on the Development of an Addendum to the National Science Education Standards on Scientific Inquiry,National Research Council,Board on Science Education,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309064767

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Humans, especially children, are naturally curious. Yet, people often balk at the thought of learning science--the "eyes glazed over" syndrome. Teachers may find teaching science a major challenge in an era when science ranges from the hardly imaginable quark to the distant, blazing quasar. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards is the book that educators have been waiting for--a practical guide to teaching inquiry and teaching through inquiry, as recommended by the National Science Education Standards. This will be an important resource for educators who must help school boards, parents, and teachers understand "why we can't teach the way we used to." "Inquiry" refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and in which students grasp science knowledge and the methods by which that knowledge is produced. This book explains and illustrates how inquiry helps students learn science content, master how to do science, and understand the nature of science. This book explores the dimensions of teaching and learning science as inquiry for K-12 students across a range of science topics. Detailed examples help clarify when teachers should use the inquiry-based approach and how much structure, guidance, and coaching they should provide. The book dispels myths that may have discouraged educators from the inquiry-based approach and illuminates the subtle interplay between concepts, processes, and science as it is experienced in the classroom. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards shows how to bring the standards to life, with features such as classroom vignettes exploring different kinds of inquiries for elementary, middle, and high school and Frequently Asked Questions for teachers, responding to common concerns such as obtaining teaching supplies. Turning to assessment, the committee discusses why assessment is important, looks at existing schemes and formats, and addresses how to involve students in assessing their own learning achievements. In addition, this book discusses administrative assistance, communication with parents, appropriate teacher evaluation, and other avenues to promoting and supporting this new teaching paradigm.
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Passing the Principal TExES Exam

Keys to Certification & School Leadership

Author: Elaine L. Wilmore

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761939863

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 1388

This definitive handbook to success on the Texas TExES certification exam for prospective principals masterfully highlights the key elements necessary to boost performance and enhance outstanding school leadership.
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Investigating the Influence of Standards:

A Framework for Research in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education

Author: Committee on Understanding the Influence of Standards in K-12 Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education,National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Center for Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030907276X

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 5804

Since 1989, with the publication of Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for Mathematics by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, standards have been at the forefront of the education reform movement in the United States. The mathematics standards, which were revised in 2000, have been joined by standards in many subjects, including the National Research Council's National Science Education Standards published in 1996 and the Standards for Technical Literacy issued by the International Technology Education Association in 2000. There is no doubt that standards have begun to influence the education system. The question remains, however, what the nature of that influence is and, most importantly, whether standards truly improve student learning. To answer those questions, one must begin to examine the ways in which components of the system have been influenced by the standards. Investigating the Influence of Standards provides a framework to guide the design, conduct, and interpretation of research regarding the influences of nationally promulgated standards in mathematics, science, and technology education on student learning. Researchers and consumers of research such as teachers, teacher educators, and administrators will find the framework useful as they work toward developing an understanding of the influence of standards.
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Testing Teacher Candidates

The Role of Licensure Tests in Improving Teacher Quality

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Testing and Assessment,Center for Education,Committee on Assessment and Teacher Quality

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309171069

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 8383

Americans have adopted a reform agenda for their schools that calls for excellence in teaching and learning. School officials across the nation are hard at work targeting instruction at high levels for all students. Gaps remain, however, between the nation's educational aspirations and student achievement. To address these gaps, policy makers have recently focused on the qualifications of teachers and the preparation of teacher candidates. This book examines the appropriateness and technical quality of teacher licensure tests currently in use, evaluates the merits of using licensure test results to hold states and institutions of higher education accountable for the quality of teacher preparation and licensure, and suggests alternatives for developing and assessing beginning teacher competence. Teaching is a complex activity. Definitions of quality teaching have changed and will continue to change over time as society's values change. This book provides policy makers, teacher testers, and teacher educators with advice on how to use current tests to assess teacher candidates and evaluate teacher preparation, ensuring that America's youth are being taught by the most qualified candidates.
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This Is Not A Test

A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education

Author: JosŽ Vilson

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608463702

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 9948

Vilson, a teacher from an urban school composed of black and poor youth, challenges racism and inequality in the classroom.
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Deconstructing the Nystce

A Teacher's Guide to Passing the Eas and the Cst Students with Disabilities

Author: Bridgette Gubernatis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524552941

Category: Reference

Page: 210

View: 3226

The NYSTCE pedagogical exams are designed according to the Constructivist Learning Theory. Although many teachers have studied aspects of Constructivism in their college programs, including Piaget, Bloom, Vygotsky and Gardner, the connection between these theorists is not always clarified. This book teaches you the correct approach for deconstructing the questions on the exam in order to pick the correct answer. This study guide is designed to help prospective teachers understand this theory and how it applies to learning. The strategies are easy to understand and are the key to passing these State exams. The book covers strategies for decoding the questions and outlines for writing a strong essay as well as common mistakes that teachers make when taking the exams. This time, pass the exam!
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Teaching Primary Physical Education

Author: Julia Lawrence

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526423057

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 8539

Updated to the new Curriculum, this book offers a balanced and comprehensive overview of primary PE.
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