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.
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How much do you really see when teaching? How many children do you miss when you do look? Knowing what to look for and where to do it from allows you to quickly halt behaviour issues and spot struggling pupils. Consider this quote about an experienced teacher: ‘After trying to give eye contact to students… Read More Tip #8: Become a classroom-management issue sharp-shooter.
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.
When a pupil’s behaviour isn’t what the class expect it, gently lean on the class to support your message. … Read More Tip #2: Pupil playing to the crowd? Try removing the audience.
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