Preparing for the Teaching Profession

Mary Kavanagh, Michael Kavanagh

Preparing for the Teaching Profession

Mary Kavanagh, Michael Kavanagh






12 Oct 2020




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Equip your students with the skills and confidence to thrive in the teaching profession.

The teaching profession is multi-faceted, challenging and complex. Preparing for the Teaching Profession addresses the uncertainties and anxiety that pre-service teachers may feel about their preparedness to enter the profession. This practical handbook focuses on the key principles that pre-service teachers need to know to navigate the challenges they will encounter in the profession. Speaking directly to the student, it focuses on their transition from completing their degree to their first year of employment. This comprehensive, easy to read text will not only prepare your students for success in their profession, but also help them to develop a unique teacher identity.


1 Becoming a Teacher
2 Building Your Teaching Portfolio and Applying for a Job
3 Beginning Your Teaching Career
4 Using Assessment Strategies that Work
5 Structuring Lessons
6 Appreciating Diversity in the Classroom
7 Supporting Students with Special Needs
8 Understanding Behaviour and Student Wellbeing
9 Working with Colleagues: A Whole-School Behaviour Management
10 Caring for Yourself and Others: Teacher Wellbeing and Ethical Responsibilities


Mary Kavanagh is an Education consultant with extensive teaching experiences in primary and tertiary settings.

Michael Kavanagh is an Academic Adviser to the Deakin University Internship Program for the Master of Teaching Degree.

Lecturer Resources

The following resources are available for lecturers who prescribe Preparing for the Teaching Profession for their course:

  • Instructor’s Resource Manual contains:
    • The preface from the book
    • Activities for tutorials and assignment work
    • Case studies from the book
    • Weblinks from the book.