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10 Quick Ways to Bring Humour to Your Classroom

Want some ideas for bringing humour into your classroom? Then look no further as we’ve 10 ideas for you right here!… 1. Tell your students to do the ‘Dying  z’ whenever a question is too

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5 Techniques for Learning Student Names Quickly!

Want a way to connect with your students? Then what better way than learning the names of your new students as quickly as possible. Here are 5 tips to help you achieve just that… 1. Name Chain Ask

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Three MORE Ways to Make Praise More Effective

Way back in August 2017, we published a blog post titled ‘Three Ways to Make Praise More Effective’…  Three Ways to Make Praise More Effective   We received a lot of POSITIVE comments

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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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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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