Teacher thinking and professional skills
Some of the very best summaries on effective teaching skills are:
- Kyriacou, C. (2009) Effective Teaching in Schools: Theory and Practice, Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes.
- Sotto, E. (2007) When Teaching Becomes Learning, London: Continuum.
- Petty, G. (2009) Teaching Today: A Practical Guidem, Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes
For helpful advice applying psychological knowledge on a wide range of issues in classroom relationships and management including professional social skills and classroom rules, routines and rituals see:
- Chaplain, R. (2003) Teaching without Disruption in the Primary School, London: Routledge.
- Chaplain, R. (2003) Teaching without Disruption in the Secondary School, London: Routledge. (Reading 6.4)
Rogers provides excellent guidance in developing professional skills.
- Rogers, B. (2011) Classroom Behaviour, London: SAGE.
It is crucial to hold on to management issues in the context of broader educational objectives and with awareness of the overall effect on a classroom. On this, with a useful scale for analysing the ‘working atmosphere’, see:
- Haydn, T. (2007) Managing Pupil Behaviour, London: Routledge.
For further discussions and practical strategies for combating the low self-esteem and stress suffered by many teachers see:
- Carlyle, D. and Woods, P. (2002) Emotions of Teacher Stress, London: Trentham.
- Lawrence, D. (1999) Teaching with Confidence: A Guide to Enhancing Teacher Self-Esteem, London: Paul Chapman.