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 each student in turn to share his/her name and the names of people who have already introduced themselves. E.g. Person 1 says their name, person 2 then gives the first person’s name as...

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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’… 

 

We received a lot of POSITIVE comments regarding the article and so, we’ve taken 3 more ‘Praise Enhancers’ from our FIVE STAR rated ‘Classroom Management Success’ Book and shared them with you here! So once...

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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 – most do, at heart – but has virtually given up due to a succession of failures, discouragement and low self-image. It may take time to reach this student and help him see life...

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25 ways to get silence from noisy students

classroom management Mar 27, 2017

Hi there! A few years ago I put together a short e-guide titled '25 ways to Get Silence From Noisy Students'. It has been downloaded THOUSANDS of times by teachers all over the world. You can GET YOUR COPY BELOW, but I also want to draw your attention to the growing list of COMMENTS relating to this blog post (also below).

Since posting the blog post, hundreds of teachers have...

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The Hidden Dangers of Teacher Stress (And What You Can Do About It)

stress and mindfulness May 25, 2016

According to a recent survey, teachers are at breaking point trying to cope with the relentless pressures and many  plan to leave the profession in record numbers.

82% of teachers describe their workload as 'unmanageable'

The survey, carried out by the Guardian Teacher Network, found many teachers are at crisis point. Almost all – 98% – said they are under increasing pressure...

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Teacher Stress Survey – How Stressed Are You?

stress and mindfulness May 08, 2016

If you’re a teacher and feel stressed you’re in good company.

I recently asked my teacher-subscribers to fill out a Teacher Stress Survey to gauge how stressed they feel as a result of pressures at work and have been astounding (if a little worrying).

The survey consisted of just 8 simple questions such as ‘How often do you find yourself being irritable with...

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2 reasons why you MUST ENGAGE your students

lesson improvement Jan 05, 2016

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 series I'll explain HOW to engage your students. There are certain steps you can take to ensure your students take part in your lessons and get more from them. All will be revealed very...

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Stepping Stones to Positive Relationships (Part 2)

support May 08, 2015

Hi everybody,

Once again, thanks for all your comments. Clearly this is a very popular subject so let’s get started…

First things first:

If you go to our main site, you can download the desktop reminder. (It’s called ‘Stepping Stones to Positive Relationships’) You can get it here:

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Stepping Stones to Positive Relationships (Part1)

support May 08, 2015

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 behaviour management strategies/teaching tools at your disposal. Why? Well, students are obviously more likely to behave for a teacher they respect, trust and get on well with. (Although we must...

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Why Is Praise So Powerful?

motivation Mar 31, 2014

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 like to see more please leave a comment in the box below.

In this video you’ll learn how praise (when it is used correctly) connects with students on an emotional level and why...

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