Back to School in 2020 – Tips and strategies for school staff.
Category Archives: Making a Difference
Settling in Focus for the half term For this half term we are going to be focusing on and thinking about getting to know and build relationships with the children in your class. The first half term is crucial for … Continue reading
As transition approaches in school, look out for the following behavioural changes that may indicate a child needs extra support: Start to become clingier to you Demonstrate a difficulty managing change Begins asking about their new class and new teacher … Continue reading
This free poster introduces the concept of reflective language with some examples for you to try in school. Reflective language is a highly effective and easy to use behaviour management approach which I teach to staff in primary schools across … Continue reading
This week a teacher asked me what he could do about a 10 year old boy in his class who kept finding excuses why he couldn’t do much writing in class. The child was often preoccupied, daydreaming and never produced … Continue reading
The following is an extract from one of the chapters in my Making a Difference Guide. The invisible children in our schools sometimes get overlooked and yet can need our attention as much as some of the more demanding children … Continue reading
This short story illustrates the power of acknowledging, naming and describing feelings for children.
We all need to feel seen, heard, valued and understood. Sadly for some of our children this may not always happen on a regular basis at home, resulting in them showing us through their behaviour at school that this is … Continue reading
I have been really aware this week that there is a lot of uncertainty and change in routine In schools. One minute children are in class doing numeracy the next they are in the hall practising their performance. In the … Continue reading
I wrote my Making a Difference Guide to try and provide easy solutions to help school staff enhance children’s well-being and support their behaviour. I’ve made a short video discussing how you might use it in your own work, along … Continue reading