What do successful teachers do more of?
* Expect their pupils to behave and encourage them to do so.
* Understand that growing children - just like themselves - make mistakes.
* Understand that young people will challenge decisions but it is the adult who has the final word. o Try not to take adverse comment personally.
* Listen to their pupils and talk to them a lot about objectives and show personal interest in success.
* Use reasonable behaviour and language, modelling the behaviour they want. They avoid sarcasm.
* Provide structure as a matter of course, not after misbehaviour.
* Recognise good behaviour whenever it occurs. It helps when criticism is necessary.
* Convey objectives to pupils at the beginning of lessons.
* Organise a good environment for teaching and learning.
* Arrive on time and receive pupils in a positive, assertive way.
* Plan for each lesson and expect to get through a considerable amount of work. They have good pace, use higher language skills and raise standards continually.
* Organise for differentiation and review pupil progress weekly.
* Use phrases like "I need you to" and"I expect this".
* Have a discipline plan taught, used and trusted, not subverted by indifference or anger.
* Support colleagues.
* Show they are willing to adapt to change and reconsider their teaching style where appropriate.
* Have a professional relationship with pupils who acknowledge them as important individuals in a complex organisation.
* Understand that children with a "difference" have the right to be equally respected and included in any activity of their choice in the school, ie to their peer group.
* Support parents rather than condemn them.
* Organise coursework and homework consistently and give feedback quickly and precisely.
* Encourage self confidence by providing sessions for pupils to speak out with confidence, knowing that their contribution is valued and can be built on.
* Respect the "silence" of some pupils who by nature find "public contributions" intimidating.
* Recognise they are making a significant contribution to the welfare of this nation and commend themselves for it.