Essential Teaching Skills

A new edition of the classic introduction to teaching

Author Chris Kyriacou

Suitable for:  For trainee teachers, new teachers and teacher educators and mentors across all phases.

Price:  £25.50

ISBN: 978-0-19-842330-0
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Paperback: 240 pages
Dimensions: 216x138mm

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For over two decades, Chris Kyriacou's classic introduction has supported teachers through expert guidance on the nitty-gritty of teaching. Now fully updated, it reflects important changes in education policy, teaching skills and classroom practice, including evidence-based teaching, assessment, and effective mentoring and professional development.


  • A new edition of the classic teaching text - one that for over two decades has been helping new teachers quickly feel at home in the classroom, and remains a trusted support they keep returning to
  • Offers a reliable and authoritative guide to practical skills in teaching, reflecting important developments in education policy and teaching and learning in the classroom
  • Includes increased coverage of important issues on mentorship - how to be mentored and to effectively mentor others - directly addressing teachers' increased responsibilities and their need to continue developing professionally
  • Explores a full range of essential skills and issues teachers must master, alongside supportive advice and practical guidance,
  • Underpinned by up-to-date research findings and suggestions for further reading
  • Relevant for professionals within the UK education system, as well as those teaching at international schools and training institutions
  • Written by immensely popular author and teacher-trainer Chris Kyriacou, Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of York and author of Effective Teaching in Schools

This page was last updated on 02 July 2022 at 04:30 GMT


  • 5* Amazon customer reviews from previous editions: A masterly examination of effective teaching methods... If you only read one book on teaching practice make it this one. - Amazon reviewer
  • This is THE book to buy for essential, real world tips on your PGCE - but most importantly, to get you through your Professional Studies essays I wish all teachers would re-read this book as part of their CPD. - Amazon reviewer
  • Great, well written book! A must have for every teacher! - Amazon reviewer
  • A good read for brushing up my teaching practice. Not a book to lose but to continue using after qualification. - Amazon reviewer
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