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Great activity to get students working together

The following activity is wonderful for getting students to work together to find their own solutions to their problems – from both a subject-based or personal perspective. It can be used as a basis

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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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Mindfulness and meditation for stressed teachers

  Those of you who have been on my list for any length of time will know my business has had something of a rocky road over the last five years or so. It all started when my poor mother developed

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19 ways to get silence from a noisy group of students

If you struggle to get your students’ attention during lessons I’ve put together a nifty collection of ideas which may help. This sample of classroom management strategies is an extract from my

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25 classroom management strategies to get silence from a noisy group of students

If you struggle to get your students’ attention during lessons I’ve put together a nifty collection of ideas which may help. This sample of classroom management strategies has been taken from the

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Student Engagement Strategies

Hellooooo!I recently ran a competition for our Student Engagement Formula. Entrants had to leave their favourite student engagement strategies in the comment box below to win full access to our comprehensive

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ONE WORD that’s guaranteed to increase student engagement

Yes, it’s true. This one, single word really can get ALL your students interested and engaged. Interested? Well, rather than tell you what that word is here, I’m going to direct you to a free

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Student Engagement – What’s Stopping You?

Hi,In around ten days time, on April 1st, I'm going to run a series of private (free) webinars explaining some great ideas (and a very simple formula) you can use to raise student engagement in your lessons.

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Improve your teaching in 1 hour? Here’s how to become a more confident teacher…

Whether you like to admit it or not, if you aren’t enjoying the success you would like in your teaching career it almost certainly comes down to just ONE thing – a lack of confidence. Now,

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Getting support from hard-to-reach parents

Hi All, I will be releasing a Special Report later this week on ways to get support from hard-to-reach parents and I want to make sure I’ve covered all the bases. To help me put the finishing touches

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Can you spot me? (and what has this to do with behaviour management?)

Hi Everyone. I won’t let the secret out just yet – if you think you know which of the scary looking schoolboys is me just leave a comment below. The reason I’ve put this photo here is to alert you

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Building Relationships and classroom community

We all know that building relationships with students is a powerful (and essential) preventive strategy. We all know it’s important but actually doing it is another thing. How do we build relationships?

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Free Webinar Replay

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Live webinar – interested?

Hi everyone,I am considering running a series of live webinars (free) on various aspects of behaviour management and motivating students - but it depends on the response.The webinars would consist of

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