The key words list you handed out to your students is probably rubbish. Here's how to design a better one - by first engaging in some solid thinking around your curriculum.
From Forgetting To Flourishing: The Impact of Retrieval Practice On Student Success [E-book]
'Forgetting to Flourishing' is a short book that will help you to improve student outcomes in your school. One of the key challenges teachers face is students struggling to recall the vast amount of information in the curriculum. Your implementing effective retrieval practice helps them do just that. This book is a quick and easy... Continue Reading →
Teacher standards: Be the ALPHA!
Are you the brightest star in your students' lives? Are you the one they're all tuned to? Are you the Alpha of your classroom? You need to be!
Managing Defiant Behaviour in Schools – It’s Not About ‘Winning’
How do you tackle straight up defiance, rudeness and disrespect in our students? By remaining impersonal, consistent, and focusing on the behaviour, not the person.
Developing Literacy in PSHE – Where to find things to read
Students need to be reading in PSHE as well. Here's a list of different places you can go to for material you can get your students reading in class.
Assessment Planning – Improving Extended Writing
Long-answer, 'essay' questions. How do you get students really good at them? There's a lot of prior work needed. Here's what to do.
Importance of starting routines for your classroom
How a lesson begins has an enormous influence on what happens subsequently. Having clear and regular routines that are enforced without fail allow you a multitude of benefits, and I've picked out five for your reading pleasure.
Musings On Teacher Authority
There are two kinds of authority you need to have. The first is the one granted to you by your job role. The other (longer-lasting one) is the one you develop as an expert. Learn more about the two here.
Developing Long Term Memory By Rehearsal
Retaining anything in long-term memory requires repetition and rehearsal. Here are three proven techniques you can build into lessons to aid long-term memory.
Curriculum Intent, Implementation, Impact SIMPLIFIED
With all of this talk of everything "curriculum" floating around, you might get confused on the different things that it involves, so I've produced a simple diagram to show you and how it all fits together.
How To Plan Collaboratively
We're all looking to achieve consistency across our departments and school, right? Collaborative planning allows you to do that. Here's how to do it.
Detentions DON’T Work! (How To Fix Them)
Do you want to make detentions in your school mean more than sitting in silence for an hour and then going home, while the same kids show up over and over again? Read on.
Stay Polite And Respectful (Be The Perfume)
You might be responsible for creating the only environment in which they are talked to in a respectful way, as a mature developing adult, on equal par to you in terms of dignity.
3 Things You MUST Believe To Be An Effective Teacher
You can TALK yourself into being a more effective teacher. Believe these 3 things in order to be more confident each day.
You’re Not There To Be Liked
The boundaries you're uncomfortable enforcing are the very same ones that they NEED because the chances are, they aren't getting them elsewhere from the other people in their lives.
Behaviour And ‘Curriculum’ Are Linked (Two Horses Pulling ONE Carriage)
When discussions take place around 'curriculum', you can't ignore the fact that getting behaviour right is an integral part of it.
Making ‘Behaving’ Automatic (How To Get Kids To Concentrate On Their Work)
There more things you make routine (automatic) in your classroom, the more mental energy your students will have to concentrate on new learning. Here's how to do it.
Keeping Children Safe From Domestic Abuse
Summary bullet-points from a free safeguarding webinar by 'MyConcern' on keeping children safe from domestic abuse.
RESOURCES: Teacher Checklist For Improving Student Outcomes
Here is a simple downloadable checklist of actions you, as a teacher, can take to maximise your chances of improving student outcomes.
Decide What You Value
If you don't decide the values you stand for, you're never going to achieve coherence in anything, let alone behaviour.