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Take your interest in teaching further

You have almost finished your first week on our course, Preparing for Teaching. If you are enjoying the course, you may be interested in applying for our Primary PGCE or …

Goodbye

In this video Ellie Overland concludes the course and helps you to recognise how much better prepared you are when applying for teacher training courses. Thinking about your own action …

Applying for teacher training

Skeena, who has been sharing her experiences with you throughout the course, qualified as a teacher through completing a PGCE course at Manchester Metropolitan University. She already had a degree …

Advice for developing subject knowledge

In this article Ellie Overland explores the different approaches you can take to develop subject knowledge prior to applying for teacher training. Richard has outlined the importance of subject knowledge …

What about subject knowledge?

In this video Richard explores the importance of subject knowledge. You may well know that you want to teach children but what? Think about your own experience of subjects both …

Subject knowledge and pedagogy for new teachers

In many countries, teaching is a graduate only profession. Teachers are required to be educated to degree level before being permitted to lead education in a classroom. The knowledge they …

School structures and different environments

In this video Jo Baynham explores all the types of schools that we work with at Manchester Metropolitan University. The list clearly demonstrates a huge range of schools and that …

The purpose of education

In this article, Ellie Overland discusses the historic context of education and how that has contributed to the structure and purpose of schools we see today. It would be impossible …

Behaviour incidents in the classroom

In this video Skeena is working with her class to start her lesson. The class are not always on their best behaviour! (Please note the class are acting in this …

Behaviour management for beginning teachers

In this video, Mark Sackville-Ford, an experienced tutor in working with primary and Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) pupils explains the importance of behaviour management and how we view …

The importance of behaviour management

Concerns about becoming beginning teachers As Skeena explained, behaviour management is a skill that can be learnt the same as any other. That said, it is often one of the …

The ethics of discussing lessons

In this article Ellie Overland describes the importance of observing classrooms or thinking about lessons you have seen in video footage or even ones you were in yourself as a …

What is ‘outstanding’ teaching?

Ellie Overland outlines the different measures that can be used to make judgements about the effectiveness of teachers. She also goes on to explain the importance of reflection and how …