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
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.
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.
Apologising after you’ve messed up in class can quickly restore trust if done correctly. The guidelines here should help.… Read More Tip #5 – Gain trust by apologising when you mess up in class.
Using memorised ‘consistency scripts’ reinforce behaviour expectations and reduce time and stress when addressing issues.
Micromanage wisely to develop trust and excellent outcomes in your class/… Read More Not a dirty word: micromanagement might be just what your class needs.