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Managing Energy Levels



Behaviour expert, John Bayley, gives an NQT advice on controlling energy levels in a Year 10 drama class.

NQT Siobhan Croker's biggest challenge is to manage students in her Year 10 drama lessons. She wants enough energy to make the lessons enjoyable, but not so much that things get out of control.

John finds she has no problem in raising energy levels, the difficulty lies in bringing them down again. Together, John and Siobhan explore ideas from adult drama classes that might be applied to her Year 10 class.

Later in the lesson, with energy levels still not fully under control, a minor dispute breaks out which takes Siobhan 10 minutes to resolve.

John suggests she sets a strict time limit at the start of lessons for dealing with disputes and in her next lesson she gives it a go.

Published : Feb 2011

04 mins


Bayley's Behaviour for NQTs


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