Creating positive learning environments means thinking about a variety of things. Classroom behaviour is important but so is positive social and emotional wellbeing. We hope you find these resources useful to supplement your own hands-on school experiences.
Behaviour for Learning (B4L)
This chapter on B4L is a great starting point for new and training teachers. It focuses on how to establish and maintain a positive learning environment and build meaningful relationships with your students.
Having a “solution-focused” mind-set is beneficial all round but particularly when the going gets tough in the classroom. Here are 5 solution-focused tips to managing your classroom.
To punish or not to punish? Do I have the right to be angry? What do I do if a student swears? What can I do if the class is completely out of control? Wonder no more - world-renowned behaviour expert Bill Rogers is here to help.
PSHE education is an important area and perhaps one you may not pay as much attention to as you should during your teacher training. We encourage you to read this chapter for an inintial introduction to PSHE so you go in to schools with key theoretical foundations and ideas.
"Educating the mind, without educating the heart is no education at all" With 1 in 10 five to 16 year olds in the UK now having a diagnosable mental health condition, it is vital you engage with issues around mental health and wellbeing in schools. Read this chapter and this blog post to understand why.
Should you simply be preparing pupils for a life of tests or in fact is it more important that a full education is about preparing them to meet the tests of life? Read about why character education matters and when done right, ultimately benefits students to be better learners too!