Silence is often used (or attempted to be used) as a behavioural tool in schools on the premise that it encourages concentration and therefore learning, but we have to be careful: silence is a strategy that, if used unwisely, can create compliance – a very different result to focused learning – as the empty page will demonstrate at the end of the lesson.
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Our 4th Conversation for the Behaviour and YOU! Project, PSHE Teacher @boospurgeon demonstrates the clear importance of role modelling through behaviour – her pupils’ comments are a treat! Also find out what she does with her little bell…
What a joy to be able to unpick the difficulties and celebrations of teenagers with the brilliant Dr Pooky Knightsmith on her podcast: Pooky Ponders, and find ways that as educators we can better engage them in learning…
On 5th May 2021, BBC Radio Sheffield featured the EdWellColl Open Letter to Gavin Williamson urging him to put relationships and community ahead of academic catch up… find out how you can help.
Last month I was asked by Optimus Education to write on what the pandemic has given us in schools.
From my work directly with pupils, supporting teachers and school leaders, there’s a clear answer: permission to talk about mental wellbeing.
Last month I had a huge response from my community (thanks Inspiring Educators!) to my poll asking where you need support in schools right now; there was a clear winner – Emotional Wellbeing.
When looking to support and improve the learning outcomes of any of our pupils it can be overwhelming. In this week’s vloggy-blog post I share the one element that will shift any strategy on pastoral care to actual academic progress.
How do we include all of our pupils – the ones from minority groups, the ones with disadvantages to learning even before they step into your classroom? This interview meanders through many topics ultimately bringing us back to how we ensure our education system is inclusive for all of our pupils.
You’re supporting challenging behaviour at school…
…and at home you have your own children with complex needs…
– what are the challenges?
– how does this make you better at your job?
TAM’s Journey – An Adventure, is a trilogy of books journey that I am thoroughly pleased to be recommending as a useful resource for schools supporting wellbeing and behaviour in Early Years and Primary.