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Stepping Stones to Positive Relationships (Part1)

Hi,​Welcome to this series of tips and strategies for building and maintaining relationships with your students.​Positive student-teacher relationships are, without doubt, one of the most effective

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Making Praise More Effective Part 1 – Mistakes Made When Using Praise

If you want to use praise to reach your most troubled and troublesome students you need to be aware of a few factors which can make it less effective as a classroom management strategy and as a way of

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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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Classroom Management Strategies To Deal With Rude Comments & Personal Questions

This is a big problem in tough classrooms – rude students making it their mission to offend or embarrass a teacher by asking personal, probing questions. One of the worst things you can do in response

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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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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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