Making Praise More Effective Part 1 – Mistakes Made When Using Praise

If you want to use praise to reach your most troubled and troublesome students you need to be aware of a few factors which can make it less effective as a classroom management strategy and as a way of connecting with students. In this teacher training video you’ll discover why the usual way of using…

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Why Is Praise So Powerful?

Here is a quick video which explains why praise is one of your most powerful classroom management strategies.  This video was filmed in 2010 but the strategies are evergreen.  If you enjoy it and would like to see more please leave a comment in the box below. In this video you’ll learn how praise (when…

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A little story about student engagement

Designing lessons and activities that are engaging for every individual in a class, whilst keeping within the framework of an academically-weighted, restrictive and overly-prescriptive curriculum is one of the most frustrating challenges facing teachers; but if you get it right it can be an excellent way of avoiding disruptive behaviour. The student who is totally…

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Intervention Strategies for Classroom Behaviour Problems Download your free copy here

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8 Novel Ways to Create A Positive Classroom Environment

When we think of classroom management we tend to concentrate on the negative aspects of student behaviour – on finding more and more ways to deal with time-consuming and frustrating inappropriate behaviours such as talking out of turn, arguing, not working etc. and this can, over time, create a very depressing, discouraging environment. If you…

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My new baby daughter (photos) and other news

Welcome Poppy! It was a delightful natural birth using Hypnobirth® Methods and I was thrilled to have played an active role in the whole process – it was amazing, if a little time consuming! I have spent most of the last few months learning relaxation techniques with Sally and getting to grips with birth pools…

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Behaviour Needs Survey Results

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Something simple that quickly changes behaviour

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Old School Classroom Management (we can all learn from this!)

  Well, I don’t know about you but I think we can learn a lot from this video – despite its age I think the message about the change in approach is still 100% relevant. Anyway, if you want a more up-to-date tutorial (in colour!), together with a range of strategies to deal with TODAY’S…

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Old School Classroom Management (we can all learn from this!)

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  Well, I don’t know about you but I think we can learn a lot from this video – despite its age I think the message about the change in approach is still 100% relevant. Anyway, if you want a more up-to-date tutorial (in colour!), together with a range of strategies to deal with TODAY’S…

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