How to Take Charge of Your Teaching Career Paperback

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How to Take Charge of Your Teaching Career

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This is the ultimate self-help guide on career management for teachers of all ages and at any stage in their career. Written by career management expert, Margaret Adams, it offers a structured approach to managing a career in teaching. This fascinating book will help every teacher to establish their next career steps, whether they are seeking promotion, looking to develop their pedagogic practice, thinking about downshifting, simply trying to survive, or wondering if it is time to leave the profession. Well-written and highly accessible, this guide will provide teachers with everything they need to know about their career.


Chapter 1: Why career management matters
Why you need this book, whether you are new to teaching or very experienced, whether you are looking for promotion or are happy to stay as you are, whether you are approaching the end of your teaching career, or thinking about leaving the profession.

Chapter 2: Planning your Career
Set out in this section is a strategy for teachers to use regularly as a career-planning tool, possibly as part of their preparations for their annual performance management interviews. The section reminds readers that what is important in their lives will change, as will their career aspirations. The section looks at some of the reasons why aspirations and goals change.

Chapter 3: Starting your Career
This section sets the first years of teaching in the context of the whole career strategy. It looks at how teachers can establish a survival strategy and define their likely strengths.

Chapter 4: Developing your Career
This section asks readers to think about what they mean by progress. Will this mean extending their subject knowledge, making their way up the responsibility ladder, developing their abilities to manage classroom behaviour etc?

Chapter 5: Seeking Promotion
This section considers strategies for advancement in teaching, how to find opportunities, how to decide on the right progression route etc. It also asking readers to think about the times in their lives outside work, and in their careers, when career moves will be right for them, and it considers what to do if a teacher ends up in the wrong job in the wrong school. The chapter also cointains a section on headship and how to assess whether headship is the right career move.

Chapter 6: Changing Direction
This section looks at some of the reasons why teachers may choose to change direction. It considers some of the strategies that teachers can use to change gear or to refocus their thinking about their careers.

Chapter 7: Leaving Teaching
This section considers what actions teachers can take when they are thinking about leaving the profession. It looks at the reasons, both personal and professional, which trigger this decision. It also reviews retraining, retirement and retirement planning. All the issues raised are reviewed in a non-judgemental way.

Chapter 8: Putting it All Together
Summarises the book and recaps the main points in the career planning process.

Appendix 1: Key elements of career management

Appendix 2: Questions in the book

Appendix 3: Activities in the book

Appendix 4: Further reading

Margaret Adams runs her own consultancy, and has specialised in developing teachers and lecturers in schools and colleges for over twenty years. A teacher for many years herself, Margaret has written numerous features on career management for teachers, focusing on whole career issues and on work-life balance.

How to Take Charge of Your Teaching Career by Margaret Adams was published by Continuum in August 2008. The ISBN for How to Take Charge of Your Teaching Career is 9781847060310.

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Page last updated 4th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherContinuum (August 2008)
Weight249g
Number of Pages192
Thickness15 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
ISBN9781847060310
ISBN-101847060315
Product Code1245213
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