Category Archives: Communication

The Mr Men Wars: Does Creativity Matter?

There’s a lot of debate at the moment about what might be termed ‘creative’ teaching methods. The ‘Mr Men Wars’, you could call it. On the one side, are those who believe that any attempt to make learning fun, or … Continue reading

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Talking about Voice

Sometimes in teaching, we can’t see the wood for the trees. Voice is one of those things that we stop seeing, or asking about, because we’re too busy worrying about subjects, and knowledge, and skills. Sometimes we need to take … Continue reading

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Getting the Teachers to Behave

Dear Michael, Thanks for your email. I’m really sorry to hear that you’re struggling to get your class to do what you want them to. I know just how hard it can be as an NQT, and as you say … Continue reading

Posted in Behaviour, Communication, Flexibility, Government, Motivation, RCoT | 6 Comments