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University of East Anglia

Professional Development for Early Career Teachers

University of East Anglia via FutureLearn


Improve your teaching practice and learn to manage your workload

The early stages of a career in teaching can be daunting. You’re regularly faced with new responsibilities and challenges. On this course you will get advice and support on improving your teaching skills as well as juggling your workload so you’re able to handle these challenges.

Through the course you will reflect on and identify your professional development needs. You will explore: behaviour management strategies, pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning, ways to prioritise your workload and more.

This course is primarily for teachers starting out in their careers, but will be of use to teachers at any stage of their career.


  • Evaluating strengths and reflective practice
    • Welcome to the course
    • Reflective practice
    • Reflective models
    • Managing workload
    • Reflections and feedback
  • Behaviour management
    • Welcome
    • Behaviour in schools
    • Working atmosphere scale
    • Underlying causes
    • Identifying target(s)
    • Reflections and feedback
  • Assessment practices
    • Welcome
    • Assessment in your classroom
    • Approaches to assessment
    • Bloom's taxonomy
    • Self-review
    • Optional activity – classroom questioning survey
    • Reflections
  • Challenge and support
    • Welcome
    • High challenge, low threat
    • Supporting learning
    • Motivation
    • Looking forward
  • Reflection and next steps
    • Welcome
    • Reviewing your progress
    • How has behaviour changed in your lessons?
    • Lesson study
    • Coaching and mentoring
    • Drawing things to a close

Taught by

Dave Jones


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  • Anonymous
    Hi, I'm Agnes I'd like to work with young children a lot. So if I accumulating my knowledge with children it will be much better to know the appropriate skilled development.Highly important to know their stages and the activities that are relevant to their developmental stages. As we know the early childhood they learn through play its important to develop them holistic, and meet their best interest.we prepare them to become a better future by laying a good foundation phase.

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