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Bullying: Fear and Reflection

“These word are real, the students are real and the situation is real” This is a guest article on bullying by Glyn Lyndon a child behaviour specialist from Progressive Steps. Thoughts of a bully “Look at him, sat there thinking he’s clever!” These were my thoughts about the boy who sat in front of me. […]

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15 Myths about the perfect lesson.

In some schools there seems to be some rules teachers feel they need to follow. No one knows where these rules came from. The dusty typewritten rule sheet lies on an unreachable shelf in the geography cupboard with the old over head transparencies. So here are some rules that you have my permission to break.

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5 Minute Wellbeing Focus

This post forms my answer to the following question which formed part of #teacher5adayslowchat. How could you put aside 5 minutes of each day to your wellbeing? I have never tried meditation but from other peoples answers that sounds effective. https://twitter.com/MsHMFL/status/682856173092077568 So Sticking with the 5 a day theme here are 5 ideas. Put the […]

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Not Just a Number: Data, labels, and SEN

Think of two children you know. Now describe those two children, their attributes, interests, personality and happiness. In your head you are slowly building a profile of the strengths and positives of that child. The characteristics that make them as a whole. You might be thinking of future careers they may enjoy. These are probably […]

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Equality and Diversity in implementation of Staff training.

This is a presentation I wrote as part of my certification as a PBS instructor. I am now a Principal Instructor for our area in Positive Behaviour Support.I must stress I would never use such wordy Powerpoints in any lesson or training session, this is more of a handout in powerpoint form. I think most […]

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#SpecialEDchat 26th August 2015

Welcome to #specialEdchat the #NQTadvice special introduce yourself & share what training in SEN you have had. pic.twitter.com/wPtl1XLlgT — Joe W (@jw_teach) August 26, 2015 Hi Joe AHT in a Kent special schoo. Had no training in SEN as an NQT! TEACCH & autism training since. #specialEDchat — Joe W (@jw_teach) August 26, 2015 @reachoutASC […]

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Storytelling, Immersion and SEN

I am a great fan of the power of storytelling in learning, it is enjoyable, fun, can be used to deliver messages or reinforce concepts or expected behaviours. My Mum owns a children’s bookshop in Herne Bay (Click Here for Site) and leads storytelling sessions in local schools. So I am just following in her […]

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NPQML: Reflecting on Effective communication – Meetings

This is a video that I could have used before being a middle leader. The key point isreflecting on what and how you want an audience to hear something, what are the key words and ideas they must buy into to remain engaged and so as not to have wasted everyones time. Firstly the meeting […]

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Thoughts on Developing Teams: NPQML

If we acknowledge the validity of the Leithwood et al statement “school leadership is second only to classroom teaching as an influence on pupil learning.” And that the aim of any school is to improve teaching and learning, then supporting teachers has to be the key leadership behaviour. It is the view of school and […]

Using Powerpoint to make Worksheets for SEN

I use Powerpoint to make a lot of worksheets, taskboards and other adaptive tasks to use in my class. We use the TEACCH system where appropriate. Powerpoint resources training This involves the student completing a number of tasks as independently as possible. These are usually laminated and attached with velcro for matching tasks. Powerpoint is […]

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