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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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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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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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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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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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