This issue of Behaviour Matters provides you with ways to improve lessons through listening to pupils’ opinions and feedback on tasks

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This week’s issue of Behaviour Matters looks at the importance of practising the techniques that you use to manage students’ behaviour

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We examine the importance of mutual support and the ability to request help from your colleagues read more

This week, we look at how schools could approach the enduring issue of behaviour management with a view to improvement. We also highlight a new document aimed at raising standards of teaching, learning and leadership

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Numeracy and mathematics are areas that cause confusion and anxiety for many learners. SENCO Week looks at ways in which teachers can identify and support such pupils in the classroom

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This issue of Behaviour Matters looks at the importance of instilling discipline across the entire school and provides you with practical information on creating an effective learning environment read more

This issue focuses on the importance of teaching pupils the basics of good behaviour in the classroom read more

Tips for dealing with persistent bad behaviour from pupils and interventions to help you manage pupils who continually disrupt lessons

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This issue outlines some of the important issues surrounding the emergence of conflicts and provides you with practical ideas to help resolve them read more

We examine how to resolve classroom behavioural problems without inciting further escalation read more

This Behaviour Matters deals with the use of non-verbal cues for classroom management, suggesting practical solutions to instil discipline without having to raise your voice

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How can peer pressure can be used as a positive classroom technique to improve behaviour? Behaviour Matters provides some proactive and reactive tactics read more

Behaviour Matters explores how you can help your students to make the right choices, helping to improve behaviour in your classroom read more

Behaviour Matters provides tips for achieving effective communication in school read more

Disruption comes in many forms, one of the most dreaded being questions unrelated to what is being taught. Behaviour Matters delves into this reoccurring problem to seek a positive solution. read more

Do you send pupils out of the classroom as part of your behaviour management plan? If you do, there are a number of things that are worth considering if this consequence is to have any effective long-term outcomes read more

Pupils’ behaviour is often the most pressing concern for teachers. This week we provide some general behaviour management strategies and also specific interventions for individual pupils read more

Every child with a behaviour problem can be a useful source of information – clear and structured observations can provide feedback on the efficacy of IEPs or classroom management strategies read more

Behaviour Matters explains why it’s important to break down the separate activities within a lesson into clear time slots read more

Whatever the reason, if you are using or issuing a warning, both you and the student must be fully aware of what the warning indicates read more

Whether you manage a large team of support assistants, or are responsible for just one or two TAs, keeping on top of ‘quality assurance’ is an important aspect of the SENCO role read more

The new school term is a great time to consider your techniques of behaviour management and review your classroom management of last year

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There are two sides to the problem of staff cover – the emotional upset you experience when you realise you are not well enough to be at work, and the practical difficulties your absence generates read more

Clear, taught strategies for attracting and holding attention can help to create a calm and ordered learning environment

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Some of the new titles for support staff have increased or caused confusion and mystery for teachers, parents and pupils read more

Making the assumption that academic, everyday and special occasion behaviours were all taught by your pupils’ previous teacher, will leave you feeling frustrated and annoyed read more

A small number of children with ‘glue ear’ go on to experience longer term hearing difficulties, an important issue for SENCOs to convey to class teachers read more

The new guidance on restraining pupils is essential reading. Jenni Whitehead discusses the powers it gives and some of the dilemmas it poses

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Professor Maurice Galton, from the University of Cambridge, examines the benefits of group work and its possible contribution to improving the current classroom climate

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Is the pressure of school life too much for young children? Roger Smith investigates

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Jo Smith provides some practical tips on how to develop questioning skills as a tool for promoting participation and learning read more

Headteacher Neil Berry explains how Brampton Manor in East London – described by Ofsted in December 1999 as having ‘serious weaknesses’ – was turned into the fully inclusive, successful school it is today

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Is it possible to create a more ‘gender balanced’ learning environment? Natalie Griffiths explains how she investigated the effect of gender on learning in the D&T classroom and developed strategies to benefit pupils of both sexes read more

Paul Ainsworth and Josephine Smith argue that it is increasingly important for school finance managers – especially those aspiring to lead schools – to understand the process of teaching and learning read more

Seizure of personal effects can interfere with pupils’ human rights, so you need to make sure it’s done lawfully, writes Ingrid Sutherland

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Marcelo Staricoff describes an inclusive approach for meeting the needs of G&T pupils in primary classrooms read more

Some people find it easier to work with steady, gentle background sound rather than absolute silence, writes Mark McKergow

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Lynn Cousins looks at everyday behaviour management and behaviour policy and considers what the future holds in this area read more

Mark McKergow describes how music can be used at the end of your lessons, as a soundtrack for your students to review their learning read more

Pupil discipline provisions enshrined in the Education and Inspections Act 2006 came into force in April 2007. Solicitor Dai Durbridge interprets what these measures will mean for work in schools

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The EPPI website is an excellent resource for informing your decision making, says David Leat. read more

What happens when your child AND your partner are both at home sick? Secondary drama teacher Julie Leoni discusses the issues raised by her experiences read more

How can you help G&T pupils develop strategies for thinking about their work before rushing in? Peter Levin offers some solutions. read more

Steve Mynard explores a process to enrich your children’s language and literacy experiences. read more

Dr Jonothan Neelands, deputy director of research at the National Academy of Gifted and Talented Youth, explains how drama helps both the academically gifted and artistically talented. read more

Angela Youngman finds out about a scheme to improve communication in early years settings through the use of sign language

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Jo Lewis describes some active games and motivational techniques.

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How does a teacher’s voice affects pupils’ behaviour and their ability to learn? Lesley Hendy considers

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10 Ways to Promote a Calm Classroom. read more

September can be a scary time of year if you are a newly qualified teacher (NQT) who is facing your own class, sometimes for the first time ever. This article suggests 5 simple ways to impact upon your new class

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