10 great ideas for group work

1   Optimize the physical space. 2   Set rules for how students should treat each other. 3   Frequently vary groups to create fresh dynamics. 4   Assign roles and responsibilities: leader, timekeeper, record keeper etc. 5   Make it challenging – group work isn’t an excuse for easy work. 6   Try team-bonding exercises to break the ice. 7   Have other such ‘lightning’ …

Six tips for dealing with bullying at school

Spot the signs Bullying isn’t always obvious, even to observant teachers. It usually happens out of sight; bullies excel at concealing things; and victims are often too ashamed or upset to come forward. Talk about it Raise the topic in the classroom, and – for actual instances – remember that simply talking really helps. Be supportive; listen without judgment or …