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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can TALK yourself into being a more effective teacher. Believe these 3 things in order to be more confident each day.
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.
When discussions take place around 'curriculum', you can't ignore the fact that getting behaviour right is an integral part of it.
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.
Summary bullet-points from a free safeguarding webinar by 'MyConcern' on keeping children safe from domestic abuse.
Here is a simple downloadable checklist of actions you, as a teacher, can take to maximise your chances of improving student outcomes.
If you don't decide the values you stand for, you're never going to achieve coherence in anything, let alone behaviour.