Behaviour Problem: How do I stop a girl from humming in my lessons?

Behaviour Problem: How do I stop a girl from humming in my lessons?

Humming in lessons is a typical example of low-level disruption and just like with chatting, fidgeting and calling out, a structured approach will help minimise and eliminate the problem. What makes this example different is that the pupil is not aware of her effect on the lesson and therefore not subject to the normal sanctions […]

Behaviour Problem: I teach a Year 6 class for an hour a week on top of my normal class and there is one boy who seems to hate me

Behaviour Problem: I teach a Year 6 class for an hour a week on top of my normal class and there is one boy who seems to hate me

Without the correct attitude, resources and techniques, behaviour problems can disrupt classes, consume your time and affect pupils’ education and well-being. This child is clearly displaying attention-seeking behaviour and testing the boundaries.Providing attention can be a powerful tool in encouraging positive conduct and reducing unwanted behaviour. Children

Behaviour Problem: TA won’t discipline class!

Behaviour Problem: TA won’t discipline class!

Low-level disruption is something most teachers have to deal with frequently, and if they don’t deal with it straightaway it can easily lead to something more serious.Many teachers rely on teaching assistants (TAs) to provide support by being their eyes and ears – not to mention an extra hand should things escalate.But regardless of whether […]

A Red Letter Day

A Red Letter Day

Listen to your child and acknowledge any anxieties they may have. If/when your child shares with you their concern break it down into manageable pieces. For example, if your child is concerned that the work is too hard firstly arrange a meeting with the teacher, establish the area of work your child is having difficulty […]

Our Door Is Open

Our Door Is Open

It’s very different from the traditional parents’ evening, but it has achieved exactly what headteacher Judith Stevens was aiming for – any barriers that might have existed between the participants have been broken down. Everybody at Gurnos Nursery School, Merthyr Tydfil, which serves one of the most socially deprived areas in the UK, has had […]