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A Guide to Teaching Practice in Ireland

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A unique and practical text written specifically for those embarking on a post-primary teaching career in Ireland.

Details comprehensive treatment of the issues facing pre-service teachers, along with guidance for those in the early years of a teaching career. It provides practical guidance on many areas: classroom management; planning for lessons; time management; evaluating learning; motivating pupils; dealing with conflict; and managing stress.

It assesses teaching methodology in light of changes in Irish educational policy in recent years, such as the Teaching Council, Whole School Evaluation, National Pilot Project on Teach Induction. It contains a chapter on Special Educational Needs and the issues facing teachers and pupils in Ireland today. It also encourages reflective teaching and lifelong learning to promote continuous professional development.

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