22 July, 2015
by mrjohnson
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Class Participation using Playing Cards

One of the joys of relief teaching at the moment is the privilege of visiting many different classrooms and seeing a variety of classroom management techniques. Today I saw a great idea for choosing students to participate in class discussions. In this … Continue reading

18 June, 2015
by mrjohnson
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Subtraction Rap and Maths Hunt

I was in a fantastic Year 2 class yesterday afternoon who remembered their subtraction and regrouping with the Subtraction Rap. After revising the subtraction with the rap, the teacher had left me 9 problems on small cards with a lion … Continue reading

verbal judo

29 October, 2014
by mrjohnson
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Verbal Judo for Teachers with Defiant Students

Dr George Thompson is a retired US police officer who conducts corporate speaking about dealing with people. He is best known for his description of verbal judo, a system of verbally deflecting and striking to achieve goals and avoid confrontation. … Continue reading