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Resource Preview Take steps to alter and change your classroom organisation and teaching styles to ensure that all children make progress and prevent anyone from getting overlooked during a busy teaching day.

There are some of these children in each classroom. The quiet diligent pupils who don't make a fuss, who are always ready to please the teacher and who work hard at developing their learning. It is important that these children are praised and challenged just as much as the more dominant children in the class who can soak up the teacher's time and energy. It is important to provide teaching and learning opportunities so that every child can fulfill their potential. Every child needs to feel that they are part of your class and that their hard work and effort is noticed and rewarded.

Class Participation
You need to ensure that you plan activities and opportunities so that every child takes a full part in classroom life and doesn't just disappear into the background amidst the noise and determination of more exuberant pupils.

Menu During class discussions ensure that each child has an opportunity to contribute their ideas rather than relying on the more vocal pupils in the class. Instead of asking for hands up to answer a question tell the class that you want them to share their ideas as to how to answer a specific question. You can then target selected children to share their ideas with the class. Keep a tick list to make sure that everyone gets a chance to participate.

Menu If some children are reticent about speaking to the whole class then you can build in teaching and learning opportunities to help the develop their speaking skills first in a paired and small group situation before beginning to share their ideas with everyone.

Menu Make sure that every child is challenged in the classroom. At the start of the year, you can identify weaknesses for different children that can be worked on over the courses of the school year. For example, if a child is reticent about reading aloud to the class then build in activities to target that weaknesses such as getting them to read aloud to a younger age group or practise reading into a recording device.

Menu Use a teaching assistant to keep a record of your interactions with different pupils across a lesson. You can then use the collected data to identify weaknesses and strengths in your approach so that you can spend time working with all of the children in the class as opposed to just the dominant members.

Menu For each lesson, you can select one group in the classroom to work closely with when completing a specific activity. This will help to ensure that every child in the classroom gets the maximum support with their learning as opposed to randomly rotating around the classroom answering the loudest queries.

Praise and Feedback
You need to make sure that all children in the classroom receive praise and feedback so that they can develop both their social and academic skills. There should be a system in place so that everyone receives the maximum amount of the teacher's time instead of the classroom environment being dominated by a few individuals

Menu At the end of each lesson, you can share some of the children's work with the class to review progress and suggest improvements. You need to ensure that you keep a tick list to make sure that everyone has their work reviewed across the school term.

Menu Use the children in the classroom to support their peers. If you make up a list of children's weaknesses and strengths then you can match up pairs of pupils who might need support in specific areas such as reading or arithmetic. Build activities into the class week so that children can get opportunities to work with a partner to develop one of their weaknesses.

Menu You should always make sure that you reward good and positive behaviour in the classroom. Use a reward system where the children can try and reach a personal target. Hand out stars to children working well in the classroom which they can stick on a chart displayed in the classroom. You can use the chart to check that everyone in the classroom is receiving praise for their behaviour and not just the dominant children who are always trying to get your attention.

Menu Where possible make sure that you involve the parents and guardians to help all children achieve their potential. Don't just hold parent teacher conferences to discuss problems and issues but make a point of talking to parents and guardians about the good work and progress of children who might be overlooked in a busy classroom. This does not have to be a formal meeting but could involve chatting to parents on the playground at the end of the school day or when they are participating in school activities such as school trips.

Whatever happens in your classroom you need to ensure that no children are left as the classroom wallpaper and that everyone has an equal opportunity in taking a full part in classroom life to acheive their learning potential.

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Strengths and Weaknesses
Template to help keep a record of the strengths and weaknesses on pupils in your class. This will help you select individual children to support their classmates in different activities

Teaching Focus: Whole Class

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