Saint of the Day: St Germanus – 30th July

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Saint of the Day: St Germanus

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Biography

In his youth Germanus gave little sign of sanctity. He was of noble birth, and at first practised the law at Rome. After a time the emperor placed him high in the army. But his one passion was the chase. He was so carried away as even to retain in his sports the superstitions of the pagan huntsmen. Yet it was revealed to the Bishop of Auxerre that Germanus would be his successor, and he gave him the tonsure almost by main force. Continue reading “Saint of the Day: St Germanus – 30th July”

The First Behaviour Management Trick I ever used as a Teacher

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The First Behaviour Management Trick I ever used as a Teacher

Many years ago, when I was going through my Teacher Training placements, I happened to take a class when my mentor teacher was off sick.

The stand in teacher was a Head of Department. At the end of the lesson she gave feedback and told me that it was most important to take control of the class before they walked over the classroom threshold. Continue reading “The First Behaviour Management Trick I ever used as a Teacher”

Four marks of the Catholic teacher

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Four marks of the Catholic teacher.

Being a Catholic Teacher in many ways is no different from being any other teacher. You still have to be on top of behaviour management, you still have to prepare for lessons, you still have to mark, deal with parents, and a whole host of other things. So what’s the difference? Well the answer to that is lots! But here are a few standout points that should be the mark of the Catholic teacher… Continue reading “Four marks of the Catholic teacher”

Saint of the Day: Sts Nazarius and Celcus – 28th July

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Saint of the Day: Sts Nazarius and Celcus

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Biography

Saint Nazarius’ father was a heathen, and held a considerable post in the Roman army. His mother, Perpetua, was a zealous Christian, and was instructed by St. Peter, or his disciples, in the most perfect maxims of our holy faith. Nazarius embraced it with so much ardor that he copied in his life all the great virtues he saw in his teachers. Continue reading “Saint of the Day: Sts Nazarius and Celcus – 28th July”

5 Tips for Using your Voice as an effective Behaviour Management tool

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5 Tips for Using your Voice as an effective Behaviour Management tool.

If you have worked in a school for anything more than five minutes you will have heard teachers raising their voices for all sorts of reasons. In fact you might be unlucky enough to hear the odd scream or howl coming from some stressed classroom teacher.

In my whole teaching career, I have raised my voice occasionally but only ever shouted once. I recall still today, that after I shouted, physically I was shaking and did not feel in control. We don’t want to get into those situations. Continue reading “5 Tips for Using your Voice as an effective Behaviour Management tool”

10 Top Tips for Becoming an Organised Teacher: Postscript

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10 Top Tips for Becoming an Organised Teacher: Postscript

Reflect

I always find it useful to review some study or notes I have taken a day or so after the event. It has two primary purposes: firstly to anchor the subject matter into my longer term memory, making it more likely that I will retain the knowledge, and secondly to maintain enthusiasm for taking some appropriate action. Continue reading “10 Top Tips for Becoming an Organised Teacher: Postscript”

10 Top Tips for Becoming an Organised Teacher – Part 3 of 3

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10 Top Tips for Becoming an Organised Teacher

Part 3 of 3

In this final post in our three part series, we will conclude with three pieces of advice that you can start implementing today, whilst you take a little more time to develop and practice my previous advice on having a system to get organised, and working with others, as you become more efficient and effective with your time. So, without further elaboration, here they are… Continue reading “10 Top Tips for Becoming an Organised Teacher – Part 3 of 3”