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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The nature of our classroom environments are dictated to us by school leaders. The problem is, some aspects sabotage learning. Here are 13 examples and solutions. … Read More 13 ways your classroom sabotages 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?
Classroom displays promise so much but deliver so little. They take hours to make and steal the attention of your pupils. Put the promise back into your displays by simplifying and reducing them to the bare necessities.… Read More Tip 13: Tame the evils of your classroom displays.
Fidget toys have got a bad rep but they work if you communicate your expectations clearly and enforce ruthlessly.… Read More Tip #7: Fidget toys: good. Poor expectations: bad.
Sit in every seat in your class to truly understand your pupils’ physical environment to enhance your learning climate.… Read More Tip #6: Sit in every seat to experience a pupil’s-eye view of your classroom.
Arranging your tables in individual or paired rows will reduce distraction and promote concentration and independence.… Read More Tip #3 – Rows beat groups for a focused, independent learning climate.