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.
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
"I'm so grateful for this book, which was invaluable for passing the skills test and made it much less intimidating. It explained each component of the test clearly and concisely so that I knew what to expect, taking me through the key knowledge and skills needed for each part and using language that was easy to follow. The example questions helped me identify areas to work on and were great practice to build my confidence." -Ruth Makoff, PGCE (Secondary) Teacher Trainee All applicants to Initial Teacher Training in England need to PASS the QTS Numeracy Skills Test before starting their course. The test is designed to ensure trainee teachers have a sound grasp of numeracy skills such as mental arithmetic and interpreting statistics and how to apply these in practice. This popular and widely recommended book outlines all of the requirements of the QTS Numeracy Skills Test, explains the essential subject knowledge candidates need and includes practice questions for test preparation. This sixth edition, written by one of the authors of the test itself, is updated throughout and includes a full practice test, more practice questions and more question and answer commentary. It is more than a collection of practice questions. It includes advice, tips, test commentary and guidance to help you pass first time. It helps you 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 HOW TO USE THIS BOOK This book is divided in to six chapters. Chapter 1: this very short chapter has been included to remind you of the basic arithmetic processes. The majority of you will be able to miss this unit out, but some may welcome a chance to revise fractions, decimals, percentages, etc. Chapters 2-4: these cover the three 'content' areas (see above), one area per chapter. Chapter 5: this includes a practice mental arithmetic test, and a full practice onscreen test for you to work through. Chapter 6: this contains answers and key points for all the questions in the main chapters and for the sample tests. In each chapter, the additional required knowledge, language and vocabulary are explained, and worked examples of the type of questions to be faced are provided together with the practice questions. The answers for these questions are given in Chapter 6, together with further advice and guidance on solutions. Revision checklists You can use the checklists in your revision to make sure that you have covered all the key content areas.
"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.
The one and only literacy skills test guide that's popular amongst students and widely recommended by initial teacher training providers is now back revised and updated with even more great additions! Outlining all of the requirements of the Literacy Skills Test, this much-loved student resource explains the essential subject knowledge candidates need and includes practice questions for test preparation. New to this fifth edition: A full practice test Even more practice questions Additional question and answer commentary More guidance on grammar, punctuation and spelling If you're applying or have already applied to teacher training in England, you must pass the mandatory Literacy Skills test before starting the course. This go-to-guide helps you plan, prepare and pass the test offering much more than just a collection of practice questions. It will help you familiarise yourself with the skills and knowledge to be tested, fully understand the format and structure of the Literacy Skills Test and know what to expect on the day of the test. Don't forget the companion guide - Passing the Numeracy Skills Test
Being a “good teacher” is a difficult goal to achieve, being largely dependent on a huge variety of skills outside of the main curriculum. Teaching Skills For Dummies focuses on these ‘soft’ skills of teaching, from maintaining discipline to creating engaging lesson plans and monitoring performance. This essential guide promises to help teachers gain the respect of their pupils, manage potential confrontations and ultimately get the best out of both their careers and their students. Teaching Skills For Dummies includes information on: Developing Your Teaching Style Teaching a Class Managing a Class Dealing with Different Kinds of People Succeeding Beyond the Classroom “Don’t let the title fool you; this is an essential guide and resource for any aspiring teacher. Sue Cowley uses her experience and insight to provide a comprehensive and informative resource, packed with excellent advice and brilliant suggestions for making both teaching and learning effective. A must for any teacher’s bookshelf!” - Peter Hadfield, Principal lecturer in Education, University of Bedfordshire
The easy way to get practice and excel at numeracy tests Whether you're looking for a new job, applying to certain university courses, or attempting to join the military, you're increasingly likely to face a numeracy test as part of the screening process. And the only way to prepare for a numeracy test is practise. Numeracy Tests For Dummies is an accessible one-stop guide to pass these test. Featuring expert advice, instruction, review, and plenty of practise, Numeracy Tests For Dummies will help you succeed. Numeracy Tests For Dummies contains instruction and revision on: Basic mathematical knowledge and skills Data interpretation Quantitative reasoning Numerical sequencing
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.
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.
Writing Essays For Dummies
Author: Mary Page, Carrie Winstanley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Areyou left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walksyou through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping youdevelop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. Fromidentifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing yourresearch skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, andreferencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows youhow to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, tohelp you produce a well-crafted and confident final document. Writing Essays For Dummies covers: Part I: Navigating a World of Information Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays Chapter 2: Identifying the essay type Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating Chapter 3: Eyes Down: Academic reading Chapter 4: Researching Online Chapter 5: Note-taking and Organising your Material Chapter 6: AvoidingPlagiarism Part III: Putting Pen to Paper Chapter 7: Writing as a process Chapter 8: Getting Going and KeepingGoing Part IV: Mastering Language andStyle Chapter 9: Writing with Confidence Chapter 10: Penning the PerfectParagraph Chapter 11: Finding YourVoice Part V: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation Chapter 12: Preparing the Aperitif: TheIntroduction Chapter 13: Serving the Main Course: The Essay’sBody Chapter 14: Dishing up Dessert: TheConclusion Chapter 15: Acknowledging Sources ofInformation Part VI: Finishing with a Flourish: The FinalTouches Chapter 16: It’s all in thedetail Chapter 17: Perfecting YourPresentation Chapter 18: Theafterglow Part VII: Part of Tens Chapter 19: Ten Tips to Avoid Things GoingWrong Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Make Your Essay Stand Out
For entry into ITT courses for 2018 - 2020 the contents have not changed from the previous years. This book is aimed at helping trainee teachers to pass the QTS Numeracy Skills Test the first time you take it. If you feel that you need to improve your speed in the Mental Arithmetic part of the test and re-visit some areas in general arithmetic as well as statistics then this book will prove very useful to you. It covers all the areas required for the QTS Numeracy skills test. The only difference between this book and my previous book is that a few typos have been corrected. The author of this book is a specialist Mathematics Teacher with experience in both Consultancy work and teaching. He is intimately familiar with the QTS Numeracy testing as he was project manager at OCR working in conjunction with the Teaching Agency in implementing the initial phase of the Numeracy Testing project. Subsequently, he has tutored and taught mathematics and statistics in Schools as well as in adult education. Finally, the author's first book 'Speed Mathematics Using the Vedic System' has a significant following and has been translated into Japanese and Chinese as well as German. He hopes that his latest version of 'Pass the QTS Numeracy Skills Test with Ease' for 2018 -2020 will be beneficial to those who want to re-visit their maths for the purposes of passing the QTS Numeracy test.
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.
How to Teach
Author: Phil Beadle
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
How to Teachis the most exciting, most readable, and most useful teaching manual ever written. It is not the work of a dry theorist. Its author has spent half a lifetime working with inner city kids and has helped them to discover an entirely new view of themselves. This book lets you into the tricks of the trade that will help you to do the same, from the minutiae of how to manage difficult classes through to exactly what you should be looking for when you mark their work. How to Teachcovers everything you need to know in order to be the best teacher you can possibly be.
Your ticket to passing the real estate license exam In order to become a licensed real estate agent, you must pass your state's real estate licensing exam–and with this hands-on guide, you'll get everything you need to succeed. Inside, you'll find the latest and most up-to-date information on contracts, deeds, appraisals, leasing, and mortgage types, plus four full-length practice tests to help prepare you for test day. Before you know it, you'll have all the knowledge you need to pass the exam and join the ranks as a professional real estate agent. Every year, thousands of Americans make the leap to an exciting, rewarding new career in real estate. If you want to get the best possible score, Real Estate License Exams For Dummies will help you pass with flying colors–and get your new career off to a great start! Includes four sample tests with detailed answer explanations and walk-throughs Covers real estate laws for all 50 states Provides proven test-taking strategies and study techniques Offers a glossary of real estate terms If real estate is your dream career, this unbeatable, bestselling guide arms you with the skills to make it a reality.
A sharp mind, like a healthy body, is subject to the same rule of nature: Use it or lose it Need a calculator just to work out a 15 percent service charge? Not exactly sure how to get the calculator to give you the figure you need? Turn to this revised and updated edition of All the Math You'll Ever Need, the friendliest, funniest, and easiest workout program around. In no time, you'll have total command of all the powerful mathematical tools needed to make numbers work for you. In a dollars-and-cents, bottom-line world, where numbers influence everything, none of us can afford to let our math skills atrophy. This step-by-step personal math trainer: Refreshes practical math skills for your personal and professional needs, with examples based on everyday situations. Offers straightforward techniques for working with decimals and fractions. Demonstrates simple ways to figure discounts, calculate mortgage interest rates, and work out time, rate, and distance problems. Contains no complex formulas and no unnecessary technical terms.