About Robin Launder

Robin Launder is the founder of Behaviour Buddy, a company that specialises in UK-wide teacher INSET/CPD training. Sessions include behaviour management, effective teaching strategies, and mindset theory. All sessions are evidenced-based. Robin also works one day a week as a behaviour specialist at his local Pupil Referral Unit.

Becoming Brilliant at Behaviour

By |January 17th, 2018|Published Articles|

Ten tops tips for expert behaviour management Congratulations! By choosing to be a teacher, you have chosen a career that has meaning, makes a difference and shapes the future. If you’re not feeling smug right now, you should be. You’ve won the job lottery. But it’s also a difficult job. The marking, the planning, the [...]

Teach Primary – September issue – back to school

By |September 15th, 2017|Published Articles|

Meet George. “I’m just about to start my second year of teaching. My first year was a challenge. I didn’t get the students where I wanted them in terms of behaviour. That, in turn, had an impact on progress and, to be honest, gave me a few sleepless nights. So I want this year to be different and I’d like it to be different from day one. Any tips?”

Mindset matters – and here’s why

By |August 25th, 2017|Published Articles|

View PDF version Mindsets – the way you see yourself and the world around you – can shape your life. When that mindset is about a core concept such as intelligence, its power to shape is even greater. According to Professor Carol Dweck of Stanford University, the originator of mindset theory, the way you think [...]

“Joe forced me to become a better teacher”

By |August 17th, 2017|Published Articles|

Joe came to my class in the middle of year 6 – a funny, lively and charismatic boy who loved trains, geography and Man United. He was also a boy who had ADHD. And I very quickly realised that I was out of my depth. His behaviour was a whirlwind of disruption. I was exhausted by the end of the first hour, let alone the first day.

Bursting the bubble

By |August 11th, 2017|Published Articles|

What's the best way to deal with Billie, a show-off with an attitude and a chaotic home life? The Scenario You have a Y6 student called Billie. She’s noisy, chatty and distracts others with silly behaviour. If you challenge her, she’ll debate with you about why she’s right.

Taming the lions

By |August 5th, 2017|Published Articles|

Avoiding certain activities because you can't trust your class to behave? You're not the only one... The scenario Meet Rosie. “My class are a nightmare. From the first moment to the last, they are a pain in the proverbial. The only time they’re quiet is when I read to them, but even [...]

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