Inconsistent behaviour management is a consistent recipe for an unhappy classroom climate. Using a behaviour booklet raises consistency, reduces stress and is a quick win both in your class and across a school.… Read More Tip #20: The little book of behaviour consistency.
Increased off-task behaviour, social loafing and a lack of social skills are the reasons group work so often fails. Meticulously planning your groups, building in accountability and training your pupils will get your collaborative learning back on track.… Read More Tip #19: Why your group work doesn’t work
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This infographic summarises the information on the post 13 ways your classroom sabotages learning.
Do you have unfit or overweight pupils in your class? Research shows they’re likely to underachieve. Brief, 15 minute bursts of high-intensity exercise more than pay you back in settled, efficient learning.… Read More Tip #17: High intensity training for high intensity learning.
Tidy classrooms mean tidy minds but don’t do the work yourself. Let pictures do the talking and the pupils do the tidying.… Read More Tip #14: Tidy classroom for tidy minds: who has time?
Poorly predicted task duration can lead to poor quality work. Try breaking tasks down into bite-size chunks. … Read More Tip #11: Pupils off task? Accurately predict and time activities.
Unless you explain your expectations, it’s wrong to assume that pupils will accept them. … Read More Tip #10: Explain why bad behaviour is bad.
Transitions strike fear in the heart of many teachers. They hold the potential to make or break lessons and it’s all too common for them to introduce chaos and stress into the class climate (Ofsted, 2013; TALIS, 2013; Bennett, 2017). Taking a step back and watching transitions will help you to identify any emerging issues and… Read More Tip #9: Transitions: step back to get on track.
Fidget toys are great for maintaining attention if used in the right way. Doing these 8 things will ensure success.… Read More 8 musts for fidget toy success