T-Insight for Pre-service teachers (Early Years and Primary level)

Immerse preservice teachers in real-life classroom situations to build classroom readiness and self-efficacy!

During this course preservice teachers will develop a range of attributes identified as important for teaching in the early years and primary classrooms. They will engage with real-life scenarios they are likely to encounter in schools and receive real-time, tailored feedback and suggestions for practice from experienced teachers

Boosts confidence and classroom readiness

This course is designed to boost the confidence and classroom readiness of preservice teachers. Preservice teachers respond to a range of video- and text-based scenarios focused on early years and primary education, all in a low-risk virtual environment.

We know that professional placements can be challenging so being prepared and understanding what to expect can be invaluable.

5 scenarios per module

Each module includes five scenarios where pre-teachers view the scenario, 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 are included

Feedback reports at the end of each module show pre- teachers their overall alignment with experienced teachers and include resources, readings and strategies for practice.

How can ITE providers use T-Insight?

This course can be used by ITE providers to assess the classroom readiness of their teacher education students so when it is time to enter the classroom, they’re confident, well-prepared and have a bank of strategies they can try out.

There are four modules in this course:

Module One: Managing Behaviour: underlying reasons for disruptive behaviour, creating a positive classroom climate, modelling effective emotion management, being proactive in your approach

Module Two: Adapting Teaching: sensitively managing relationships with students,  peer learning, student engagement and participation in learning, different approaches for individual students, developing resilience, teaching self-regulation in students

Module Three: Time Management: establishing positive relationships with parents, drivers of workload, managing data effectively, joining professional networks, supporting students with health issues, teaching moments, flexible approaches to teaching & learning 

Module Four: Working with Colleagues: effective feedback to improve practice, developing trust and mutual respect, achieving a work-life balance, working with teaching assistants, the importance of asking for help and support

Once participants complete the course, they will be able to download a comprehensive report as well as a certificate (an excellent artefact for their teaching portfolio).

What is included?

  • Access for one year, any time, anywhere
  • Technical support
  • Four feedback reports (one per module)
  • Data insights for licensee
  • Access via a secure platform
  • Seminar guides for host institutions
  • And more!

T-Insight Early Years and Primary ITE

 

What did pre-service teachers who completed this course have to say?

What teaching attributes are developed?

Emotional Management

Emotion Management

Adaptability

Adaptability

Organisation

Organisation

Planning

Planning

Empathy

Empathy

Communication

Communication

Resilience

Resilience

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:

Your pupils are sitting on the mat as you are reading them a story. One pupil, Emma, makes a silly comment with the deliberate intention of making the other pupils laugh. While the comment was not rude or offensive, the pupils are now distracted, and are laughing uncontrollably. Emma frequently behaves in this manner. What should you do?

Possible response: Send Jess into another class

Response rating: Inappropriate

Expert feedback:

By sending Jess into another room, you are communicating that you can’t cope with her behaviour and she will miss out on her learning.

Instead, rely on behaviour guidance to deal appropriately with Jess’ behaviour. Use this as consistently and fairly as possible.

Consider arranging a meeting with Jess’ parents or guardians to find out more about her. It may be that she needs extra support with her learning, home life or socio-emotional development.

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:

• Early Years and Primary, Initial Teacher Education
• Secondary, Initial Teacher Education
• Early Years and Primary, Beginning or Early Career Teachers
• Secondary, Beginning or Early Career Teachers

T-Insight can help to prepare preservice teachers for entering the classroom and supports early career teachers in consolidating their knowledge and building 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 10,000 participants in the UK and Australia.

Courses 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.

Courses develop non-academic competencies that are relevant for all teachers such as empathy & communication, resilience & adaptability and emotion management. The focus may vary across courses 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 courses 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 module 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.

T-Insight courses for ITE  complement teaching placements, rather than replace them. When teaching placements do need to be delayed however, virtual, low-risk engagement with T-Insight courses help keep preservice teachers ‘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 available 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.