Sue shows a Year 3 teacher how to make pupils focus quickly Behaviour guru, Sue Cowley, works with Baz Barrett, a Year 3 teacher at Ward End Primary School in Birmingham and focuses on Classroom Routines.
Baz recognises there are a number of crunch times throughout the day when behaviour in the classroom can become disruptive i.e. before and after break times, carpet time, getting the classes attention, plenary sessions.
Sue and Baz look back at a typical day in Class 3, they review the footage and discuss the crunch times that have occurred. They discuss a number of strategies for Baz to try out when he returns to the classroom to enable him to gain the focus of the class quickly.
Two weeks later Sue visits Baz’s classroom to see how he’s got on. They talk about how her suggested strategies have worked and Sue demonstrates some of the tactics she uses to quickly focus a class.