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Classroom clinic – Noise level

“Dear classroom clinic, In one class, all students refuse to lower their voice level. They start ok but then progressively disrupt everything and walk around the room.”  Sometimes the lesson goes…

Classroom Clinic – The Last Word

  “Dear classroom clinic, Generally, the behaviour in my classes is positive but I have a couple of students who when I challenge them always want to have the last…

Classroom Clinic – Tidy Tips

  “Dear classroom clinic, I know it’s still September but I always end up with an untidy classroom at the end of nearly every lesson! How can I avoid spending my time…

Classroom Clinic – Mini-Plenaries

  “Dear classroom clinic, Thank you for all the guidance prior to my interview lesson – I got the job! Unfortunately, I ran out of time to do the lesson…

Classroom Clinic – Starting Supply Lessons

  “Dear classroom clinic, I am struggling to cope with the starts of the lessons I’m covering as a supply teacher. I know it’s only the start of the term…

Classroom clinic – First Lesson Focus?

“Dear classroom clinic, I’m back from my holidays and aware that my first lessons are next week. What advice do you have for these first lessons back?”  Firstly, well done…

Classroom Clinic – Extra Rewards

“Dear classroom clinic, My class have been great this year and I want to find another way of rewarding them outside of the school’s behaviour policy, either now or by…

Classroom Clinic – Policy Problems

“Dear classroom clinic, My school has lots of rules that I disagree with, a typical example being writing down Learning Objectives in every lesson. What do you think about this?” …

Classroom Clinic – Mass Marking

“Dear classroom clinic, By the end of this week, I am going to have hundreds of End of Year assessments to mark. Do you have any quick wins for marking…

Classroom Clinic – Planning 101

  “Dear classroom clinic, I am in a long term supply position but the cover scheme of work I have been left runs out after half term! I’m looking forward…

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