T-Insight for Beginning Teachers (Early Years and Primary level)
Develop beginning teachers’ confidence and self-efficacy by immersing them in a range of education scenarios!
During this course beginning teachers will develop a range of attributes identified as important for teaching in early years and primary education. Teachers engage with real-life scenarios they are likely to encounter in schools, but may not have faced yet. They receive real-time feedback and suggestions for practice from more experienced teachers, as well as some useful readings and resources for their ongoing professional development.
Who is this course suitable for?
- Beginning teachers
- Pre-service teachers in the final stages of their degree / program
- Internship placements
- Access for one year, any time, anywhere
- Technical support
- Four feedback reports
- Data insights for licensee
- Access to a secure platform
- Seminar guides for host institutions
- And more!
Boosts confidence, knowledge and reflective practice
T-Insight boosts confidence, develops teacher knowledge and builds reflective practice. Participants can access each module and then try out some new strategies in their classrooms or perhaps discuss ideas with their colleagues before continuing with the course.
5 scenarios per module
Each module includes five scenarios where teachers view the scenario, then rate the appropriateness of three possible responses and write a brief rationale for each. Next, they find out how experienced teachers rated each response and most importantly why.
4 feedback reports
The feedback report at the end of each module will show teachers their overall alignment with experienced teachers and includes resources, readings and ideas for practice.
This course has been designed to support the transition to teaching and is suitable for teacher education students in the final stages of their ITE program and for beginning teachers in schools.
What modules are included?
Module One: Behaviour Management: strategies to help students regulate emotions, evidence-informed approaches, strategies for inclusive student participation, proactive approaches to managing challenging behaviour, accommodating student differences, sensitive behaviour approaches, building trust with parents.
Module Two: Creativity and Innovation in Teaching: identifying student barriers to learning, using observations to inform teaching, developing effective learning behaviours in students, strategies for group work, having a ‘Plan B’, understanding progression across subjects, teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) students.
Module Three: Communicating with Parents: preparing for parents’ evenings’, approaches to homework, building honest and transparent relationships with parents, working with classroom helpers, difficult conversations with parents.
Module Four: Working with Colleagues: receiving mentor feedback, working with teaching assistants, dealing with sensitive information / inappropriate comments by students towards other staff, prioritising extra responsibilities, setting boundaries, code of practice for teachers.
Once participants complete the course, they will be able to download a final report and a certificate of completion.
What teaching attributes are developed?
T-Insight courses are available on a license basis. The total cost is calculated based on the number of users.
Please get in touch to discuss your programme needs.
Here is an example scenario:
Scenario: You are bringing students in to your class at the beginning of the day when a parent of one of your pupils, Aidan, approaches you. She seems very upset and wants to speak to you immediately. She tells you that when Aidan was playing in the playground yesterday, another student tackled him while playing the game “tag”, which left a bruise on his arm. You do not know any details of the incident as no one has informed you about it.
Possible Response: Bring Aidan’s parent with you to class registration to discuss their concerns
This conversation needs to be confidential. It is important that Aidan and his peers do not hear what you’re discussing with Aidan’s parent.
Instead, communicate how and when you will contact her while calmly and confidently thanking her for letting you know.
Frequently Asked Questions
T-Insight courses can be used at many career stages to support the continuous professional development of teachers. Organisations can decide where and when each course would be of greatest value. We currently offer four distinct courses that are designed for use by:
• Pre-service teachers (Early Years & Primary level)
• Pre-service teachers (Secondary level)
• Beginning Teachers or Pre-service teachers in the final stages of their program (Early Years & Primary level)
• Beginning Teachers or Pre-service teachers in the final stages of their program (Secondary level)
T-Insight can help to prepare preservice teachers for entering the classroom and support early career teachers in consolidating their knowledge and building reflective practice. It is cost-effective and research-proven to increase teaching confidence and reflective practice. T-Insight can also identify participants who may need additional support. Courses can be completed at any time, anywhere in the world and have been tested with over 10000 participants in the UK and Australia.
Modules focus on topics such as managing behaviour and working effectively with colleagues, which are highly relevant for all teachers. They also include the most relevant topics for a particular career stage such as time management and working with parents, for preservice teachers, and assessment & reporting and creativity & innovation in teaching, for beginning (or early career) teachers.
Modules develops non-academic competencies that are relevant for all teachers such as empathy & communication, resilience & adaptability and emotion management. The focus may vary across modules depending on the mix of scenarios presented.
All of the classroom scenarios included in our products are developed through close partnerships with experienced teachers and educators working in the profession. The scenarios depict classroom situations that teachers have experienced or observed during their careers. As the scenarios are based on real classroom events, participants have the opportunity to critically reflect on how they might respond to a range of challenging situations they may encounter in their own classrooms in a low-risk and supportive environment. Scenarios are designed to be realistic, depicting situations that may happen within a classroom and providing responses that a person may reasonably be expected to do.
Hosting seminars in conjunction with the T-Insight modules is completely optional and depends on your requirements and preferences. However, guided group discussions can be a great way to encourage your students and/or staff to discuss the classroom scenarios and related educational concepts and issues in more depth. We offer resources and seminar guides that you can use to facilitate seminars following each T-Insight session that are designed to a) stimulate discussion amongst participants, b) enable participants to share multiple perspectives of teaching & learning, and c) further build participants’ teaching confidence and classroom readiness.
No. T-Insight modules complement teaching placements, rather than replace them. When teaching placements do need to be delayed however, virtual, low-risk engagement with T-Insight modules help keep ITE students ‘on track’ so when they can begin their placements, they feel ready to do so.
As part of the license fee, regular completion updates are provided to host organisations.
T-Insight courses are available on a license basis. The total cost is calculated based on the number of users. Unlimited licenses are available for larger organisations. Please get in touch with us to discuss your programme needs.