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Classroom Management, School Closures

How Do You Manage a Socially Distanced Classroom?
By Bethany Spencer on June 9, 2020

As lockdown measures ease and some primary school students in England begin their return to school, many other schools across the UK, both primary and secondary, are beginning to imagine...

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Autonomy, Classroom Management, Pedagogy

What is Liberationist Pedagogy and How Can You Apply it in the Classroom?
By Ben Greenwood on February 26, 2020

Liberationism flips the traditional classroom on its head. By putting the student at the centre of the classroom instead of the teacher, pupils have more say in what they learn and how...

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Classroom Management, Pedagogy

What is Behaviourism and How to Use it in the Classroom?
By Ben Greenwood on February 13, 2020

What is behaviourist pedagogy and what can cats teach us about the way students learn?

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Classroom Management, Learning Environment

How to Create a Better Learning Environment
By Ben Greenwood on December 18, 2019

Teachers experience it in their classrooms, and parents experience it at kitchen tables and IKEA desks across the country: kids struggling to concentrate on their work or outright...

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Classroom Management, Behaviour Management

Creating Your Classroom Management Philosophy
By Ben Greenwood on October 30, 2019

One of the biggest sources of anxiety for new teachers is dealing with student behaviour. How will I manage a class of 20-30 students effectively? Will I be in control? What if they...

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guide, Teacher Workload, Classroom Management, Behaviour Management, Data Management

The Complete Guide to Reducing Teacher Workload
By Ben Greenwood on October 1, 2019

Teacher workload has long been a cause for concern. The teaching crisis has consistently ranked workload as one of the main reasons that teachers are leaving the profession, the...

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CPD, Blog, Classroom Management

Everything You Need to Know About Lesson Observations
By Bethany Spencer on November 5, 2018

Feedback is an integral part to your progression as a teacher, and lesson observations are an effective way to gather feedback and direction on areas for improvement. As a universally...

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Praise, Blog, lesson plans, Classroom Management, Behaviour Management

The Impact of Effective Classroom Management
By Bethany Spencer on October 8, 2018

Classroom management is when a teacher exhibits complete control over their classroom through a series of strategies and techniques that encourage positive student behaviour. The...

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Blog, Teacher Wellbeing, Classroom Management, Student Wellbeing

How Effective Classroom Management Impacts Teacher Wellbeing
By Bethany Spencer on October 1, 2018

The subject of teacher wellbeing has been on the rise in recent years in conjunction with the publicised teaching crisis and ‘healthy body, healthy mind’ yoga and meditation craze. The...

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Classroom Management, Behaviour Management

What is the Impact of Praise on Behaviour?
By Bethany Spencer on July 31, 2018

Behaviour management is a fundamental pillar of the whole classroom management system. The behaviour of students in the classroom impacts a teacher’s ability to provide effective...

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Blog, Classroom Management

The Benefits Seating Plans Can Have in Your Classroom
By Bethany Spencer on March 6, 2018

There’s more to a student’s academic success than just great teaching and great content; the environment in which they learn has a major impact on their progression. 

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Classroom Management

The Pros and Cons of Using YouTube in the Classroom
By Naimish Gohil on April 26, 2013

YouTube in the classroom: can it be used as an engaging teaching and learning tool? Or is it a nothing more than a distraction?

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