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Classroom management strategies to deal with an extremely difficult class.

Rumor has it that you only get ‘that’ class once every seven years… HA! The truth is that some teachers are dealing with an extremely difficult class every single day so here are a few

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Classroom Management strategy – How to get any class quiet in 15 seconds or less

This is a very simple classroom management strategy taken from my main classroom management title, ‘Take Control of the Noisy Class.’ I often used this in class when I was a teacher, and now use at

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Classroom Management strategies: 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 teachers, the rest of the class and your classroom management strategies. What you must remember however

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Classroom management tips: How to deal with inappropriate comments from students.

Inappropriate and abusive comments are an increasingly prevalent issue for teachers today, meaning having an effective technique to deal with these comments is critical for your classroom management strategy. There

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Five ways to make work relevant to your students

Students respond most positively in lessons when tasks and challenges are connected to what they know in the real world. We have to introduce new topics and information to them in a way that is

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Six ways to get students to follow instructions

Issuing clear instructions is about ensuring that we communicate the right message to our students in the right way, so as to minimise confusion and confrontation and to maximise the chances of

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The Top 5 Reasons To Include Games In Your Lessons

The inclusion of games and activities in the classroom provides us with an array of invaluable benefits that mostly gravitate around providing your students with a sense of belonging. Regularly including

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Three Creative Positive Reinforcement (PR) Strategies You Might Not Have Thought Of

Positive reinforcement isn’t just about praise and encouragement; it helps if there is some variety in the way you acknowledge appropriate student behaviours. With that in mind, here are a couple of

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The secret to making your lessons more appealing and engaging

I like to use an analogy that simplifies the task of engaging students considerably – I call it the ‘emotion rucksack’. If you’re faced with students dragging their heels and groaning as they

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Effortless classroom management

This is an extract from one of my books – Take Control of the Noisy Class. I believe this to be THE most important message in the book. It holds the secret to ‘effortless’ classroom management. A

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How to learn 40+ students’ names FAST

You can easily learn a class of 40 names in one lesson with this method. It’s all just a matter of concentrating for a few minutes at a time on this single task and you’ll be amazed how powerful

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How to create a seating plan that works

A properly thought out seating plan is an essential tool when you’re faced with a very challenging class. I remember, early on in my career, what it was like trying to change the seating with some of

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Four steps for delivering consequences effectively

This four-step script can be used as a framework for delivering consequences without fights and fuss in response to most forms of disruption in lessons. 1. Give a clear warning State very clearly what

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5 strategies to deal with the disruptive joker

The joker is desperate for attention. His smart remarks, rude comments, smutty gestures, witty retorts and wisecracks may be funny (unfortunately, some class comedians really are!) but they are often

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7 tips to manage pupils who have no interest in your lesson

A student who has no interest in lessons and a negative attitude towards anything you say and do can have a terrible impact on the rest of the class. But what you must remember is that this student

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