In this assembly Brian Radcliffe invites students to consider an imaginative way to recycle an unsightly and invasive type of litter

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This issue we continue to look at practical activities that can be used to help young people explore the idea of ’emotional resourcefulness’, focusing on helping students to become increasingly sensitive to other people’s feelings and perceptions

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Gerald Haigh looks at the effect of hard winters – not only on people, but on the wildlife of our country

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In this assembly, Joe Walker considers the extent to which we are all masters of our own destiny, as we begin another decade. The assembly challenges listeners to consider not how the next year might turn out, but how they might shape 2010

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Out last issue advised on focusing on the positive aspects of student behaviour in the teaching and learning environment, without dwelling on negative behaviour. This week’s develops this theme and offers a practical activity aimed at encouraging positive behaviour

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This assembly uses the popularity of advent calendars to consider what our values should be as we prepare for the season of goodwill

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Refocus your thinking and concentrate on the positive aspects of student behaviour. Stop spending time on the negatives and revitalise your behaviour management

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This primary assembly centres around presents, helping children think about the purpose of present-buying, and their own feelings about both giving and receiving

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The activities shared this week are designed to help students become more aware of the blocks and limiting beliefs that get in the way of that potential, and how these are often reflected and reinforced by the language we use

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This Behaviour Matters focuses on how to avoid making assumptions about the behavioural skills of your students. It looks at how to use positive teaching techniques and remind students of boundaries and expectations, rather than a negative model of failure to correct

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We continue to look at practical activities that can be used to help young people explore the idea of ’emotional resourcefulness’, that is, the capacity for self-knowledge and understanding – and the ability to make the best use of that understanding

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In this assembly, Brian Radcliffe invites students to consider the rise in incidents of violence between teenagers, even in apparently safe relationships

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This assembly looks at the history of the Red Arrows, Kirsty’s historic achievement, and, briefly, the changing role of women in the military

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Joe Walker explores the idea of being prepared to speak out against injustice – even when it could have negative consequences for you

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This ezine is a reminder to review the number of rules you expect students to comply with, how they are put into practice, and how effective they seem to b

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This assembly marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of ‘The Origin of Species’ by Charles Darwin on November 24th 1859. It tells the story of a book which has greatly influenced the development of science and provides opportunity for further discussion

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Effective behaviour management policies and strategies are based on clarity, inevitability and consistency. This article draws attention to the problem of not meaning what you say when implementing policy

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In this assembly Brian Radcliffe invites students to consider the 20th anniversary of the demolition of the Berlin Wall that began in November 1989

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This ezine is a reminder of the possible benefits, and also the problems, of using a structured points system when managing student behaviour. It shows how points systems can be effective on a schoolwide basis, for smaller teaching groups and also for individual students

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This primary assembly discusses the gold medalist sprinter Usain Bolt and his recent adoption of a cheetah, and explores the idea of celebrities using their fame for good causes

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How able or prepared are you to allow reluctant and disengaged learners to change the planned activity? This article highlights how having alternatives to planned lessons can reduce the chances of students developing and escalating confrontations

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This SEAL assembly for primary school children examines the feeling of loss when a loved on dies, and the idea of having keepsakes to remind us of them

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In this assembly Brian Radcliffe invites students to consider how and why we give awards. Students are encouraged to consider what awards they might give within their school

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The primary assembly takes a lighthearted look at the tradition of Halloween, with a reference to the Halloween scene in ‘Meet me in St Louis’, and also explains the meaning of All Saints Day

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This secondary SEAL assembly looks at the personal qualities of determination and perseverance

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Assessment information, records of incidents and successful interventions and staff comments are just some of the essential pieces of evidence you will need to plan the way forward with challenging students. How time-consuming is this step for you, and how accessible is the evidence?

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This issue discusses some of the strategies SENCos and classroom teachers can share with colleagues to enable them to support the development of reading across the curriculum

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This assembly discusses at the stories of companionship and friendship between presidents, presidential families and their dogs

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Justifying your actions or decisions is an essential part of effective behaviour management. So how do you demonstrate fairness and consistency in the teaching and learning environment?

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This primary assembly tells the story of Rama and Sita, and gives information on the festival of Diwali

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In this assembly Brian Radcliffe invites students to consider recent news stories about anti-social behaviour and the consequences

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Anne de A’Echevarria looks at more practical activities that can be used to help young people explore the idea of ’emotional resourcefulness’ in the context of young learners’ self-management, using Emotion Concept Line; Recipes; Emotional Swap

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In this issue of SENCO Week, Linda Evans suggests some ways of helping pupils to concentrate, and also how to develop memory skills, with advice for SENCOs and teachers

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Today’s article is a reminder that your classroom rules, boundaries and expectations can be reinforced through careful use of language in verbal instructions, rewards and sanctions

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This assembly looks at genealogy, with a focus on the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his family tree

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Encourage your students to make somebody smile today with this secondary SEAL assembly

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How effective are the behaviour plans you write for challenging students? This article offers some tips on the essential components of plans that really can make a positive change to challenging or disruptive behaviour

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A primary assembly about swimming

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Expecting an instant reaction to your instructions from some students may be a step too far! This bulletin looks at practical strategies to empower you and reduce confrontation

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Anne de A’Echevarria looks at practical activities that can be used to help young people explore the idea of ’emotional resourcefulness’ in the context of young learners’ self-management, using a circle diagram

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This assembly looks at the inventions and technological advances that have changed our world, as well as inviting children to suggest what inventions they can predict that might change the future

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In this assembly, Brian Radcliffe invites students to consider why some people who believe they have a a cause to promote are tempted into terrorist activity

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’Zero tolerance’ is a phrase increasingly used in response to challenging behaviour – but what are the likely benefits and the possible consequences of such an approach?

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This assembly explores responsibility and road safety, in the context of children walking to school

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This assembly explores our views about the relationship, or possible conflicts between, justice and compassion. It responds to the issues raised by the release of the Lockerbie bomber by the Scottish Government

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Help young learners to start thinking and talking about the concept of ‘self-management’, and thereby begin to uncover for themselves the skills and dispositions involved

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As behaviour policies and classroom rules are being finalised for the new term ahead, Behaviour Matters reminds staff of their responsibilities in ensuring compliance and consistency to the agreed policies

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This assembly looks at the feelings of children and teachers as they start the new school year

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