We have long known that the relationship with a teacher can be critically important to a student's self-efficacy, self-esteem and how well they learn. It’s also vital for classroom management - even the ‘toughest’ and most difficult student more readily accepts rules, procedures and discipline if they have a positive and strong relationship with their teacher. This module gives a clear picture of how teachers can build and leverage strong relationships with their students.
Data confirms a link between effective classroom management and student performance. This module provides explicit evidence-based instruction in developing effective classroom management techniques. The evidence points to five key proactive strategies as being more effective than others in creating well-managed classrooms. These strategies include student engagement, classroom rules, establishment of routines, reinforcing positive behaviour and effective management of misbehaviour. If you want to spend more time teaching and less time on controlling students’ behaviour, this module is the key. Online enrolment - start any time!
Expectations play a vital role in student learning, achievement and goal-setting. Learning how best to frame and communicate expectations is important in maximising achievement and motivation for every student, no matter the calibre of their starting point, to achieve more tomorrow than they did today. Building on the work of John Hattie and Carol Dweck, this module shares evidence based activities, ideas and resources crucial for ensuring that your influence on student learning is positive and motivating, rather than a factor that hinders success.
Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement – if you get it right! However, not all feedback is good feedback. Feedback given poorly actually discourages student effort and diminishes achievement. It is vitally important therefore to work out what good feedback looks like as this is one of the most important tools in an educator’s toolkit.
There is much debate regarding the ‘best’ way to instruct students in the classroom. While it is recognised there are numerous ways to achieve this outcome, research suggests that students who experience explicit teaching practices perform better than students who do not.
When educators work together, they form important professional and personal relationships. Teachers often draw support from each other and can delegate tasks that allow each teacher to feel effective. Teachers working together have a positive impact on each other and contribute naturally to school improvement and student success.