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Behaviour management for a humane world

The extent to which we perceive that pupil behaviour is a problem in schools varies tremendously. Some believe that bad pupil behaviour is a national problem, and a significant issue for many if not most schools that must be eradicated, while others acknowledge that behaviour may be a problem in some schools, but that this is by no means the rule everywhere.…

The importance of self motivation

It may not be our talents and skills, our roles and responsibilities, or even our personality that get us out of bed and into school of a morning; it’s our motivation. A school needs self-motivated teachers like a pen needs ink. Their energy flows through the corridors and classrooms, motivating the pupils and creating a ‘can do’ attitude.…

Supporting Learners With Attachment Issues

Children’s attachment to their primary care givers is of paramount importance in their development and wellbeing. When very young children know that they are safe and secure, and have someone to turn to in times of threat, they are more likely to thrive and develop in a healthy way.…

Equality and inclusion in the classroom

Growing up in an apparently homogenous area, I didn’t really appreciate the notion of diversity until my first placement on my PGCE. The first group I taught was from year 8, and so diverse in culture, faith, ethnicity and ability, that I felt utterly inadequate when it came to ensuring that each had equal access to the learning on offer.…

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