There is no fixed recipe for becoming a “good teacher”. Trial and error are often the only way to find out what works best in a particular context. This is a daunting prospect for student and novice teachers. Help; I’m a student teacher offers guidance and support to student and novice teachers in their quest to make a difference in the classroom; especially in South Africa’s complex school environment. Help; I’m a student teacher focuses on practical applications that will assist student teachers to develop those skills that are essential for effective teaching. Assignments; activities and exercises test knowledge and abilities in the actual school environment; while hints and tips promote successful implementation. Help; I’m a student teacher is aimed at student teachers; as well as novice teachers in all phases. It is also an essential resource for mentors who lead and guide student and novice teachers.