T-Insight for Beginning Teachers: Secondary

Develop beginning teachers’ confidence and self-efficacy by immersing them in a range of education scenarios!

During this module teachers who are just beginning their teaching career will develop a range of attributes identified as important for teaching in secondary education, regardless of their subject specialism. Teachers will engage with real-life scenarios they are likely to encounter in schools, or may have already done so. They will receive real-time feedback and suggestions for better practice from more experienced teachers.

T-Insight for beginning teachers (secondary) consolidates teachers’ knowledge and builds reflective practice. Participants respond to a range of video- and text-based scenarios centred around secondary education, within a variety of subject contexts, all in a low-risk environment. Teachers can access each session and then try out some new strategies in their classrooms or perhaps discuss ideas with their colleagues before continuing with the module.

This module has been designed to support the transition to teaching and is suitable for teacher education students in the final stages of their ITE program as well as beginning teachers in schools.

What teaching attributes are developed?

  • Emotion Management
  • Resilience
  • Adaptability
  • Organisation
  • Planning
  • Empathy
  • Communication

What topics are included?

  • Behaviour Management
  • Creativity and Innovation in Teaching
  • Assessment and Reporting
  • Working with Parents and Colleagues

Once participants complete the module, 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 session)
  • Updates on session completions
  • Access to a secure platform
  • Seminar guides for host institutions
  • And more!

T-Insight modules 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:

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“You are in your third term of teaching and have been working very long hours to cope with your workload. You have been experiencing high levels of fatigue. Tomorrow, you have another lesson observation. Even though you are feeling exhausted, you plan to stay up until the early hours of the morning to plan a fantastic lesson which will be observed by your Headteacher. What should you do?

This scenario is designed to help develop beginning teachers’ ability to organise their time and plan ahead. Participants view the scenario, then decide on the appropriateness of a number of possible responses, write a rationale for each, and receive feedback from more experienced teachers. The detailed feedback to this scenario will evaluate each strategy, weighing up what is the most positive, realistic possibility. It will also suggest alternative responses that demonstrate conscientiousness and good organisation.

Frequently Asked Questions

T-Insight modules can be used at many career stages to support the continuous professional development of teachers. Organisations can decide where and when each module would be of greatest value. We currently offer four distinct modules that are designed for use by:

  • Early Years & Primary – Early Stages of Initial Teacher Education
  • Secondary, Early Stages of Initial Teacher Education
  • Early Years & Primary –  Final stages of ITE, Internships & Beginning or Early Career Teachers
  • Secondary, Final stages of ITE, Internships, Beginning or Early Career Teachers

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. Modules can be completed at any time, anywhere in the world and have been tested on over 6000 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 modules are available on a license basis. The total cost is calculated based on the number of users. Please get in touch with us to discuss your programme needs.