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

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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Considering the carrot or the stick: which incentives are you giving? read more

Some key findings from research on how teachers can use groups to boost young people’s achievement read more

Want to inject some freshness into the learning space? Richard Churches and Rogert Terry show to make a real difference in your classroom read more

Paul Dix explains how organising your teaching space and your behaviour can help you to create positive behaviour patterns in your classroom read more

Look after yourself and you’ll be in better shape to help your pupils. Phil Craig suggests eight strategies

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Is your voice in control? What sound does your voice make? What kind of impression does your voice make? Lesley Hendy explains how the way you move can affect the quality of your voice. You will also discover more about how to use the acoustics of a room to your advantage and how to vary the tone and pitch of your voice to increase your vocal ‘tool box’. read more

Team teaching is an approach in which two or more teachers are jointly responsible for course content, lesson activities and assessment. Could it work for you? read more

What makes Behaviour and Education Support Teams (BESTs) effective? read more

Many statistics point to the potential risks and disadvantages of being a boy, but how can we help them fulfil their potential? Maggie Dent investigates read more

Solution focused education is a methodology which provides a positive and pragmatic framework for managing behaviour, write Kerstin Mahlberg, Maud Sjoblom read more

Win it or lose it within the first three minutes, by Nicola Fahey read more

This article explores the pros and cons to a number of different classroom seating patterns

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Groupwork needs a bigger role in classroom practice, according to the findings of the SPRinG (Social Pedagogic Research into Groupwork) project, carried out over five years by researchers at the universities of London, Cambridge and Brighton. read more

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