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).
Very happy to have my first guest post published by The School Bus. Really enjoyed writing for them, they’re great people to work with!
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
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.
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.
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.