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
The ‘teacher stare’ or ‘death look’ is rated highly for a reason – it works. Using this and other eye contact techniques are devastatingly simple and will elevate your pupils’ respect.… Read More Tip #18: Supercharge your eye contact (and teacher stare).
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This infographic summarises the information on the post 13 ways your classroom sabotages learning.
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
Social relationships between pupils can make or break your positive class climate. Discover your class’ power pupils and what makes them tick through a little detective work.… Read More Tip #15: Understand the power pupils.
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.
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.