Getting even better in the classroom
|Putting plans into practice|
Getting even better in the classroom is a huge area. I've been selective in this chapter, covering eight aspects that seem to me to be ways to move forward during your first five years. I cover dealing with children's behaviour and parents in Chapter 7, which is about getting better at handling tricky situations.
Clean and tidy classrooms create a good atmosphere across the school. When things aren't organised there is a downward cycle: there's more graffiti and litter because there's nothing nice to take pride in.You'll be at a huge advantage if the whole school is a pleasant environment - and will have a battle on your hands if it isn't.