The Behaviour Toolkit

Alongside our TeachMeets on Behaviour Management (Thurs 12 September and Friday 8 November, at 1.30 in the Smallbone Library Meeting Room) this blog seeks to translate some of the key strands of behaviour management theory into a tool kit of practical strategies for use in the classroom. Though debate rages over how to generate a …

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How do we set our aims and goals?

The lead practitioners share their thoughts about setting professional goals and outline what they hope to achieve over the coming academic year. JAS: Choosing the areas I want to develop this year All of us will be completing our Professional Review page over the next few weeks, reflecting upon aims we set last year and …

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Broccoli – by Jenny Toerien and Joe Sanders

Natural detoxification, improved digestion, keeping you regular. These are the main benefits of eating broccoli. Nothing to do with actually liking it. Perhaps they've never properly tried it, gulping it down and moving onto the roast potatoes as quickly as possible, failing to appreciate its versatility, vibrancy and taste. Children and adults around the world …

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Reading for pleasure : making time, making a difference

Creating a reading culture at Oakham School Written by Bernadette O'Hanlon (Operations and Reader Development Librarian) It has long been acknowledged that reading for pleasure is linked to improving a child’s vocabulary. This knowledge alone should be sufficient in championing dedicated time for reading, for a limited vocabulary can be a barrier to understanding and …

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Borrowing and loaning expertise: why straitjacket ourselves to a single subject?

While many of us in the school teach more than one subject (particularly within the Social Sciences, Modern Foreign Languages and Junior Science) we certainly all have more than one A level, pool of knowledge, area of interest or even degree subject. There are times when being confined to a particular subject area can be …

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