Questioning Techniques – Martin Renton

Six Questioning Techniques To Improve Student EngagementIn this video, I interviewed my colleague Martin Renton on using different questioning techniques to improve student attainment, engagement and motivation

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How to engage your students (Video 2)

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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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Little-Known Health Benefits of Mindfulness for Teacher Stress

If you’ve been following my blog posts and emails recently you’ll know we’ve been looking at teacher stress and the fact that MOST teachers are suffering to some extent from long-term stress-related

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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)

Teaching is stressful – you don’t need me to tell you that. But are you aware of the damaging effect it can have on your health? In any one teaching day you not only teach, you also manage behaviour,

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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 you

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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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My book is now available

Well, that took a while. I first wrote Take Control of the Noisy Class in 2010. It was a collection of ideas I shared through some live webinars at my old website, Behaviour Needs.com. I had the recordings

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Teachers… Win a Copy of Take Control of the Noisy Class

It’s competition time! The latest edition of Take Control of the Noisy Class is being published NEXT WEEK through Crown House Publishing here in the UK and the publishers have kindly given me TWO

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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

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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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Seven Ways to Get Students to Follow Your Instructions

  i) Make sure you have their full attention before giving instructions Make sure they are looking at you and not fiddling with a pencil, turning around, looking at a book, etc. One quite ingenious

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