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Oh! What a Lovely War

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Summary

A secondary history teacher is struggling to control her mixed-ability Year 9 class. Behaviour expert John Bayley provides advice in this classroom-management resource.

He suggests a new approach to Jennifer Taylor's teaching - offering positive messages to the difficult pupils early on in lessons, to gain the attention of the Key Stage 3 pupils at Brockworth Enterprise School near Gloucester.

John also gives Jennifer pedagogical guidance on: handling one-to-one conversations when things go wrong, teaching from the front of the class less, and engaging pupils more in classroom activities.

He returns a week later to find pleasing results, with Jennifer having taken on board his advice and put the new techniques into practice. The class is more focused and more of the pupils are listening to what Jennifer has to say.

Published : Sep 2006

15 mins

Series

Teaching with Bayley

Roles

Secondary Teacher

Subjects

Secondary History

Whole School Issues

Secondary Behaviour

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