T-Insight for Secondary ITE

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

During this module preservice teachers will develop a range of attributes identified as important for teaching in secondary education classrooms, regardless of their subject specialism. Preservice teachers will engage with real-life scenarios they are likely to encounter in schools and will receive real-time feedback and suggestions for practice from experienced teachers.

 

 

This module for secondary preservice teachers is designed to boost confidence and help preservice teachers get ready to enter the classroom. Participants respond to a range of video- and text-based scenarios centred around secondary education, in a variety of subject contexts, all in a low-risk environment. This module can be used by host institutions in many ways; as an introduction to the realities of a classroom, as a ‘hurdle’ requirement before their first professional experience placement in schools or post placement to consolidate learning and further build reflective practice.

What teaching attributes are developed?

  • Emotion Management
  • Resilience
  • Adaptability
  • Conscientiousness
  • Empathy
  • Communication

What topics are included?

  • Managing Behaviour
  • Managing Learning
  • Managing Self
  • Managing Wider Professional Responsibilities.

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
  • 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 teaching a lesson with a year 9 class in a subject you are very familiar with. One student, Nicholas, is continuously asking questions. Nicholas is very able and you believe he is questioning you because he genuinely wants to learn. The rest of the class are becoming restless. What should you do?

This scenario is designed to help develop preservice secondary education teachers’ ability to adapt to challenges that they may face within the classroom. Participants view the scenario, then decide on the appropriateness of a number of possible responses, write a rationale for each and receive feedback from experienced teachers. The feedback offers insight into the situation, and will provide alternative strategies to turning this unexpected challenge into a positive learning experience for all.

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 Initial Teacher Education
  • Secondary, Initial Teacher Education
  • Early Years & 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 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 is intended to build confidence and complement teaching placements, not to replace them.

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.