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The Need for Structure

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The importance of good lesson structure and keeping students on target is the focus of this practical classroom-management resource featuring behaviour expert John Bayley.

John observes and films an English lesson held by Michelle Rock, who's working toward her teacher qualification. John feels her teaching could be improved by more preparation, a firm lesson structure and by keeping her students on track during lessons.

John believes strongly that lesson structure can work wonders in the classroom. Not only does it lead to improved comprehension and learning levels in pupils, but ultimately reduces stress for the teacher, John notes in this pedagogy video.

Key points: put classroom activities in sequence on the board, so pupils are sure about what they're supposed to be doing; secondly, the start of the lesson is crucial and "the first exercise is to make children feel clever"; and lastly, effective preparation can improve classroom behaviour, benefiting both teachers and pupils.

Part of the series: Teaching with Bayley

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