Seating plans – 10 things to consider

To make a seating plan or not to make a seating plan? I’ve been in schools where it was the teacher’s choice and where it was mandatory for every class. I now firmly believe that a seating plan is a vital tool in the teacher’s armoury.  The paramount reason for this is the basic, essential […]

To teach your lesson, get your behaviour management right; to get your BM right, get the relationships right. And don’t take it personally.

Teaching is a profession; it is a job. The relationships which we have in the classroom are professional relationships, not personal ones, and as such need to be managed carefully and dispassionately. This can be difficult as the people with whom we spend our days are children and some of them can be challenging, sometimes […]