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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.

Addendum – First Day Back after Christmas

By |January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

7. Revisit your rules At some point during your lesson, though earlier is better than later, revisit your classroom rules. The following approach works well. Shush activity Cover your rules display. Tell the students that they have two minutes to write the classroom rules down exactly as they are written on the (now covered) display. [...]

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.

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