Lesson planning in the career entry phase: Relevant personal and social resources
In this paper, an explanatory mixed-methods design was used to investigate relevant personal and social resources of teachers for entering into the profession in the field of lesson planning. Analyses show that the first year of self-responsible employment places demands on career starters that challenge them and require resources. The activation of appropriate personal and social resources helps teachers to progress in their professionalisation. Consciousness and resilience have a positive effect on lesson planning, while social support is particularly helpful when a responsible and cooperative contact person in the school provides individual learning support. This creates important preconditions for teachers to find their way into their profession.