Ways to promote courteous behaviour in your classroom

This is an incredibly important area for teachers who wish their practice to be strictly positive. For whatever reason, the relationships in a classroom, between teacher and students, but also between students, can take a sudden nosedive if not properly controlled. Students can fall out over something tiny and trouble can spread quickly and involve […]

How to like a class.

You can decide to like a class.   We’ve all been there – that knot in the stomach when you have to face 8S again. The faces which swim into your head, those of the students who need somehow to be ‘managed’, to be cajoled into compliance or manoeuvred quickly through the sanction escalation ladder […]