Mindfulness is being touted as a cure for emotional and behaviour problems. Here's what science says about it's effectiveness.
When it comes to students with mental health conditions, rewards and consequences probably won't change behaviour. So do this instead.
These 3 small changes always improve whole class behaviour, will work in any classroom... and can be implemented in 30 minutes (or less)
Many adults underestimate the impact transitions around school can have on learning behaviour in the classroom. Here are some simple steps to leading a line the right way.
Natalie Jackson shares her proven approach to improving student confidence (and resilience) using sport
Most behaviour intervention groups don't achieve success for the same 3 reasons. Here's a rundown and what they are (and how to avoid them)
Dealing with pupils who want their own way? Anyone can learn and use this simple language strategy to eliminate dead end confrontations.
Discover how to detect and eliminate mean girl behaviour in your classroom. Then empower your students to insulate themselves against relational aggression.
What exactly is mean girl phenomenon in schools? Who is affected by this type of bullying, also known as relational aggression?
The risk factors for children's mental health that every teacher should know (plus how to support those students in school).
The difference between tantrums and meltdowns - and 3 ways of curbing classroom meltdowns (for your students with autism) you can use today.
Learn a simple technique to calm disruptive behaviour by utilising the speed camera effect.
Give your class the wrong impression on Day One, and itís hard to recover. Here's how to plan ahead the right way.
How to write targets that - according to science - are more likely to change behaviour. (Clue: stop using 'I can...' targets and do this instead...)
Why some students have sudden anger outbursts, why searching for triggers may actually be a waste of time, and what to do to help students in the classroom.
How positive interactions when you greet a class can have a disproportionate impact on how they behave for the rest of the day.
Lots of children (especially those with ADHD) can struggle to organise their thinking... and this leads to task avoidance. Here's what to do.
A simple guide for teachers, explaining how to identify potential behavioural special needs (autism and ADHD) in the classroom.
Here's our simple, three step guide on how to minimise disruptions and keep school fun and productive, right up to the end of the Autumn Term.
How to support children with ADHD with learning breaks in the classroom so they are more able to focus and less likely to engage in disruptive behaviour.
Ungrateful. Entitled. Fragile. Here's how to help students who demonstrate entitlement and poor resilience cope with boundaries and minor disappointments.
How to teach students how to identify when bullying is happening and what to do when it occurs. Also includes a free poster to download and print.
How to take your use of praise and elevate it, in a way that connects with students and helps good behaviour spread from one pupil to the next.
An investigation into how zoning can improve lunchtime behaviour in school, why the method works and how to implement zoning in your school.
Here are 3 proven ways of teaching them how to manage their feelings and improving their resilience.
Learn how to use take-up time when a student refuses to follow instructions or tries to draw you into an argument.
Practical advice from three classroom experts about how best to manage the behaviour of children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
How to get the first five minutes of any lesson right - setting the tone, reminding students of expectations and creating a habit of work.
How thinking like McDonald's can improve behaviour in your school dining room... with immediate results*
How to improve pupil behaviour in school dining rooms by actively measuring and minimising 'dead time'.
Ignoring unwanted student behaviour doesn't work. Here's how to couple it to another technique, which actively draws attention towards the positive behaviour.
How using a 'check in' system can benefit teachers and pupils, build emotional awareness and help pre-empt behavioural difficulties in class.
An explanation of how psychological consistency can undermine an adult's classroom management, and how to use/avoid it when managing difficult students.
Potentially, 3 out of 30 students in every class could have ADHD. Here are four proven ways of managing their needs in the classroom.
Reactive Attachment Disorder can look like ASD and ADHD - so would you recognise a child with RAD in your classroom?
If you can teach children to sort their differences for themselves, it will save you precious time. We share the must-read advice of 6 experts.
Our new infographic reveals the statistics that every teacher (and the government) should pay attention to when it comes to stress.
Want to know how to keep things positive right until the 3.30pm on the last day of term? Here are five solutions.
Need an express remedy for school stress this half-term? Here's 4 proven ways to escape tension - that are backed by science.
We often get asked by teachers: how do you calm down noisy classes quickly? Here's how behaviour expert Rob Plevin tackles this problem.
Want to know how to promote emotional resilience in both yourself and your students? Here are five solutions.
Want to improve your classroom management? We've got a simple, step-by-step process to help. It's free, and it's called the Classroom Management Scoresheet.
Getting your whole class to stop and listen is a crucial part of keeping order and conveying information. Here's how to do it.
We asked 4 behaviour management experts: what is the most common mistake you see teachers making when it comes to whole class management?
Our reaction to an infographic exploring how academic pressure and stress affects student behaviour in the classroom.
Many teachers make this 1 simple mistake that drastically reduces how assertive they sound. Here's a more powerful way of speaking.
A look at common misunderstandings around the condition of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, particularly around behaviours seen in schools.
If you find that you are getting sucked into negative behaviour management, such as repeatedly telling pupils off, take a moment to stop and think: is this technique working? Time to change to a different tact and reap the benefits for everyone in the class - including yourself! Here's how to harness the power of positive praise.
Arguments with students can escalate into a conflict that's played out in front of the entire class. Here's our guide to stopping them in their tracks.
September is the month when you should be actively developing relationships with parents (because you'll need them later!) Here are some sure-fire techniques to make your parental approval ratings soar.
They say that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. So how do you get it right? Here are three simple ideas to help set the right tone with your new class in September.