Professional Development for Quality Teaching


Be Yourself

Published: Jul 2020
15 mins


Avoiding confrontation and engaging pupils personally can be both challenging and rewarding, as behaviour expert John Bayley demonstrates in this practical pedagogy resource for secondary and newly qualified teachers (NQTs).

John is a firm believer in sharing knowledge and experience, and he sees this as the key to effective modern classroom management.

He observes English teacher Calum Clugston in action at Pimlico School in Westminster. John records the lesson on video and gives Calum feedback in a one-to-one workshop aimed at developing and improving individual teaching methods.

John suggests that Calum try: using more positive language; giving more explicit directions during lessons; getting pupils on task earlier so that the plenary is more effective; and adopting a friendlier, more personal teaching style to benefit his delivery.

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