Behaviour scripts are powerful tools in any calm, effective teacher’s behaviour repertoire. Boosting them with social norms that tap into peer culture will make them almost irresistible to your pupils. This infographic gives you the background and tools to incorporate social norms successfully.… Read More Infographic – Tip #21: Power up behaviour scripts with social norms
Behaviour scripts are powerful tools in any calm, effective teacher’s behaviour repertoire. Boosting them with social norms that tap into peer culture will make them almost irresistible to your pupils. This blog gives you the background and tools to incorporate social norms successfully.… Read More Tip #21: Power up behaviour scripts with social norms
Personal statements. They’re probably the most difficult things you’ll ever have to write. To help with yours, here are 3 successful personal statements and ten tips for crafting your own.… Read More My personal statements and top 10 tips
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
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).
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.
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?