Category Archive: Classroom management


Meeting new classes

This is a summary for all teachers of ideas for our priority in the classroom at this time of year; establishing a positive learning environment and building an ethos for learning with new classes. These ideas were shared at the first T&L meeting in mid-September last year, once teachers had begun to establish routines with …

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Challenge box


Who is it for? Teachers who teach Key stage 3, 4 and 5 students. Teachers and students who enjoy being creative with teaching and learning styles, techniques and strategies. Teachers who are prepared to take risks and who enjoy being inspirational in the classroom, laboratory and workshop! Outline of idea. The 'Challenge box' is a …

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“Well done for raising your hand!”

Who is it for? Useful at any level and in any context for encouraging and enlivening discussion during plenaries. Outline of the idea: I use this technique every time I need to enliven a plenary.  I pick a student, “Michael”, who I know from previous lessons is reasonably secure on the topic in hand but …

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