Teaching Grammar

9 Top Tips For Teaching Grammar In Primary Schools

Here are 9 top tips for teaching pupils with special educational needs and disabilities: Start with spoken language – we want to be understood! Centre grammar around a text – let children discover aspects within their reading. Encourage investigation and thought – “why did the author write like that?” Teach explicitly when you need to.…

Educational Action Research

5 Top Tips For Educational Action Research

Here are 5 top tips for educational action research: Be curious and interested in your own practice. Ask: ‘What am I really interested in?’ ‘How can this be improved?’ And ‘What happens if …’ Think about how can you incorporate a range of voices in your enquiry including those of learners? What ethical issues must…

Reflective Writing

5 Top Tips For Reflective Writing

Here are 5 top tips for reflective writing: Be curious about what you see, read and hear. Become a good observer and a good listener. Carry a notebook and pen to note down your thoughts and questions. Try writing from different perspectives, e.g. students or parents, asking yourself, ‘What’s it like to be you?’ Draw…

Behaviour Management Tips

10 Top Tips For Behaviour Management

Here are 10 top tips for behaviour management in the classroom: Remain calm, whatever the challenge. Set clear and manageable behaviour expectations in line with the school behaviour policy. Involve pupils/students in strengthening classroom expectations which support learning. Provide visual reinforcement for the expected behaviours. Remove or reduce distractions which may unsettle pupils with a…