Open discussion of body image in the classroom and encouraging positive role models.
Teaching and Learning
Lesson plans, ideas, activities and resources related to teaching in general, along with the occasional rant in response to the latest government initiative.
QUICK READ: Top 5 tips to end the term on a high note!
5 quick tips to help you enjoy the end of a school term.
At the end of the day, week or term? Make that positive call home!
Why making positive calls to parents can make you – and them – feel amazing.
Teaching kids to ‘opt in’ and just try!
Why we can’t allow children to avoid things in school because they’re scared.
Teachers: are you paying attention to your own body language?
Thoughts, science and an awesome TED talk on the importance of body language.
The gift of intolerance in the classroom.
How can we use intolerance in the classroom to open young minds and foster curiosity and acceptance.
PSHE – The most undervalued subject in the curriculum
Why PSHE is such a vital part of the school curriculum.
Focus on behaviour: ask your class to watch someone else.
A lesson idea based on improving your students’ behaviour, without ‘getting their backs up.’
Are we blaming students for things they haven’t been taught?
Are we blaming students for not doing things that they’ve never been taught?
Missing life skills: the real gaps in learning
What use are good grades if our children don’t learn the life skills needed to actually use them?