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No Smiling before Christmas!


teaching shouting shut up

Don’t shout!

In this week’s waffle I’m going to attempt to do something I haven’t done before – although people often ask me about it. Whenever I go into school to observe a student teacher teaching, I always look for two things – their rapport/relationship with the kids and their behaviour management. I consider that if these two are in place, then anything else can be worked on. The latter of these two is definitely something that can be learnt and, through my very first initial teaching practice, I was lucky to work with an excellent practitioner who demonstrated effective behavioural management techniques which I have successfully adopted throughout my career. This waffle is about the techniques I use.

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The Purrrple Book!


An image of a purple book

When I was working within the primary sector I had the privilege to work with a steering group for able, gifted and talented pupils. This became a focus of mine and continues to be so even into higher education. What follows is an idea which I ‘magpied’ – yes a nice work for nicked – from a colleague at one of the steering group meetings. Here is how to create and the concept behind the purple book.

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