Managing Behaviour before the first student walks though the door…

“Failing to plan is planning to fail.” I was in business for a few years before I came into education, and I have a lot of these little aphorisms to hand. But this one is spot on. Many battles are won and lost in the planning phase, and I’m not just talking here about lesson […]

Strict or Positive?

Okay, I know what you’re thinking: “Strictly Positive Teaching” – there are three words that don’t belong together. Firstly, you can either be strict or positive; you are either a strict tyrannical teacher, or you are a positive Pollyanna. The Tyrant Given the choice, most teachers would probably opt for being the tyrannical teacher. Tyrants […]