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Dealing with students who have no interest in the lesson

A student who has no interest in lessons and anything you say and do, can have a terrible impact on the rest of the class. What you must remember however is that this student probably wants to succeed

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Dealing with students who don’t bring equipment to class

This is one of those seemingly unimportant management issues which is often swept under the carpet by a teacher who is frantically trying to concentrate efforts on more serious issues. In a lively class,

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A quick, fun way to encourage learning

Teach-back activities are fun ways to encourage students to cement their learning by teaching others what they have been taught – by demonstrating, explaining and teaching. Remember the saying ‘You

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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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Three Ways to Make Praise More Effective

Here are some ways of improving praise so that it creates the kind of positive changes you want to see in your challenging students… Effective Praise Enhancer # 1: Make it SPECIFIC. Let’s make a concerted

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Consolidate learning with mini-reviews

Mini Reviews are a fantastic way to consolidate or reinforce any piece of learning in a fun, active way. I have used these successfully with all ages –  young children in school right through to

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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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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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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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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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