Professional experience is central in teacher preparation. In Teaching and Communicating, students are equipped with all the skills they need to make the most of this experience. This practical and user-friendly text can be used by preservice teachers, supervisors, mentors, and academicsinvolved in school placement programmes. The teacher must engage and interact with children, their parents, other members of the profession, other professionals and the broader community in a variety of ways. This book draws on a wealth of research, scholarship and the practical experiences of theauthors to rethink both the connection between teaching and communicating as well as the nature and lived experiences of professional experience as a core dimension of pre service teacher education.