Since 2015, I have written three successful books for NQTs that I hope you find useful.
If you wish to purchase a copy, please click on the picture next to each description and it will take you to the Amazon page.
1. Keeping Bums in Seats: The NQT’s Guide to Behaviour Management
I started my teaching career full of nerves, anxious to get the behaviour management right. My first day teaching Year 6 gave me many sleepless nights and I could only imagine the whole class running riot! Maybe you feel the same as I did?
Well, there is no need to worry for the whole of the summer. This book will take you through the planning stages to ensure that you have an effective behaviour management system in place for the new term, as well as give you a complete system to ensure the children respond to your teaching in the way that you want.
It’s time to become the teacher you want to be and for the children’s behaviour to be the best it can be.
2. Keeping it Sweet: The NQT’s Guide to Working with a Teaching Assistant
Full to the brim with information that will help you take your working relationship with your teaching assistant to the next level, ‘Keeping it Sweet’ will provide you with the key strategies that you need to effectively work alongside a TA. You will receive the support you need to foster a fantastic working relationship with any additional adults in your classroom and, more importantly, you can start implementing these creative ideas today!
‘Keeping it Sweet’ reveals the strategies that experienced teachers use each and every day in their classrooms, in order to effectively deploy their teaching assistants. With tips from TAs themselves, you will also learn the current approach to supporting children‛s learning, as well as the best use of interventions, based on the most recent research.
In this conversational and action-oriented book, Stephanie Caswell explains tried and tested strategies to build a healthy partnership with your TA from the first day. As the best-selling author of ‘Keeping Bums in Seats: The NQT‛s Guide to Behaviour Management‛, Stephanie has personally implemented every one of these strategies into her own teaching practice and shares her experiences with you.
3. Keeping it Inclusive: The NQT’s Guide to Special Educational Needs
Are you worried about managing the needs of all children in your class? Do you want to know the best way to support your children with additional needs? Are you worried that your SEND knowledge is not up to scratch? Well fear not, ‘Keeping It Inclusive’ is here to save the day!
As the third book in this NQT series, it will provide you with all the guidance, advice and support you need to tackle the complex world of special educational needs in your first year of teaching.
There is no need to worry if you don’t know your personal budgets from your Education, Health and Care Plans, this book will take you through the latest developments in SEN, as well as guide you through your responsibilities as a class teacher.
It’s time for you to further develop your teaching skills and to understand what inclusion really means in today’s classroom.