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This ONE WORD Guarantees INSTANT Student Engagement

Would you like to know about a teaching strategy you can use at the start of ANY lesson to gain instant engagement and participation from all your students? I can sum this strategy up in just ONE WORD.

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Brilliant Review Activity – Gets ALL Your Students Involved

This plenary activity is fantastic for getting students to work collaboratively. It’s very ingenious (some would say downright sneaky) and effectively results in EVERY STUDENT taking part. If you would

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25 ways to get silence from noisy students

Hi there! A few years ago I put together a short e-guide titled '25 ways to Get Silence From Noisy Students'. It has been downloaded THOUSANDS of times by teachers all over the world. You can GET YOUR

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6 Questioning Techniques To Guarantee Student Participation

Six Questioning Techniques To Guarantee Student ParticipationIn this video recording, I interview my colleague Martin Renton on using different questioning techniques to improve student attainment, engagement

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The power of relationships

I came across this on facebook. A truly brilliant short talk on the importance of relationships between teachers and students. It is ALL about connection.  

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Teacher Stress Survey – How Stressed Are You?

If you’re a teacher and feel stressed you’re in good company. I recently asked my teacher-subscribers to fill out a Teacher Stress Survey to gauge how stressed they feel as a result of pressures

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The Hidden Dangers of Teacher Stress (And What You Can Do About It)

According to a recent survey, teachers are at breaking point trying to cope with the relentless pressures and many  plan to leave the profession in record numbers.82% of teachers describe their workload

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Amphetamine Fairies, Videos and the Noisy Class

In case you didn't know, there is a small collection of free videos on my site now which are based on the Needs Focused System I wrote about in Take Control of the Noisy Class.These are the 6 videos

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BOOOSH! We’re at #1 on Amazon already!

I posted a message yesterday telling you that the latest edition of Take Control of the Noisy Class has been released this morning through Crown House Publishing. Amazingly, it has ALREADY reached

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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

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HOW to engage your students

​As promised, here is the second video in this series in which I'll explain a very simple, easy-to-apply method to ensure your students REALLY ENJOY your lessons and come to class READY  & EAGER

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2 reasons why you MUST ENGAGE your students

In the following video I explain two very good reasons why you should make sure your students are ENGAGED in lessons.The video explains WHY you need to engage your students;. In my next video in this

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