I had the pleasure of providing the keynote speech and also ran workshops for the “Stichting Children with Special Needs” contact day in Leiden, The Netherlands on Friday 23rd September. The conference, held at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Leiden, was well attended by teachers and support staff from International, British and Dutch schools across The Netherlands and Northern Gemany. Programme as follows: Continue reading
Here is a list and some brief outlines of CPD/INSET courses I am running in 2016-17. All of the topics can be run as a one day course (recommended), half day or a series of twilight sessions. If you would like to discuss any of the topics or would like to “bespoke” the session for your school, please get in touch using the contact form.
Dealing with Difficult People
The Outstanding Teaching Assistant
Outstanding Behaviour Management
Behaviour: From Policy to Practice
How to end Lunchtime Troubles
On Site Alternative Provisions
The On Task Classroom
I have now joined the team of trainers at Osiris Educational delivering the highly aclaimed “Outstanding Teaching Intervention” programme. To find out more about the programme or to book a taster session please contact me directly or Katie Grainger at Osiris.
Students can sometimes find it difficult maintain their engagement in group activities, especially if their own self image or confidence is low. How can your questioning and positive verbal leading empower students to continue their involvement and reduce the likely hood of unacceptable behaviour? Continue reading
With some of the most challenging youngsters, particularly those whose behaviour is chronic, ongoing, and apparently never ending, the feeling is certainly that you have indeed tried everything. Continue reading
Expecting an immediate response or speedy compliance to teacher instructions requires not just hearing that instruction, but also time to process and understand what is required. What techniques can you use to ensure both understanding and compliance? Continue reading