Using behaviour strategies developed during 30 years of teaching, an early years teacher shows behaviour expert John Bayley how she welcomes a class on the first day of school, in this classroom-management resource.
Libby Pryce's top priority is to make her new pupils feel safe and secure, and she tells John her five best tips for preparing EYFS children for learning. They include providing familiar activities and encouraging parents to stay until they feel happy that their children are settled.
Libby also creates a group identity for the class, introduces fun activities to focus their attention and establishes her authority as the class leader.
John notes Libby's constant flow of language as she praises the children and models good behaviour throughout the morning. Two weeks later he returns to see Libby's routines in place and her Tiger class happily engrossed in learning.
Mrs Libby Pryce- The 2008 BT Award for Teacher of the Year in a primary school in the North of England. (Pitt St Infant school, Mexborough, Yorkshire)
Supporting pedagogy: The repertoire of skills and techniques used by teachers to encourage active involvement
Behaviour, rewards and motivational resources
A letter to parents and carers, from the headteacher, giving information on the reading diaries given to their children
Parents: Partners in Learning - An information pack can be downloaded from this site
Helping parents help their children: A guide for primary teachers
Our behaviour guru's official website