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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Primary Teacher – Do you need a hand?

By |January 1st, 2016|Published Articles|

Establishing a routine whereby your pupils put up their hands every time is pro-thinking, pro-participation and pro-community. It also places in you in control. "Let them call out, I say. It gives the lesson a bit of dynamism and pace. It’s fun. It shows them you’re cool, not a fuddy-duddy.” The person I‘m quoting is me, back when [...]