Free poster on hazard symbols

Welcome to 2013! We hope you enjoyed the break!

To kick off the new term, we’ve produced a free poster of hazard symbols.

Download the poster from our Free Stuff page, where you’ll also find A2 Biology resources and a lesson plan on succession, an activity on the Earth’s orbit and a poster on animal and plant cells!

And if you’d like to see a bigger sample of what Boardworks Science has to offer, you can also request a free presentation of your choice!


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Chronic Behaviour Problems DVD By Dave Stott

Reduce chronic behaviour problems before they develop further

Pupils with chronic behaviour problems view the classroom as their stage and each lesson as an opportunity to practise their disruptive skills. The ‘drip drip’ effect on both the pupil and the morale of the teacher can be immense. It interrupts the whole learning environment and, if not addressed, chronic behaviour problems can escalate into acute and severe problems.

With this DVD you learn powerful strategies to:

• Reduce incidents of chronic misbehaviour
• De-escalate, rather than escalate, the situation
• Encourage pupils to make good decisions about behaviour and return to ‘on-task’ behaviour

Section 1 outlines the difference between chronic and acute behaviour problems. You explore the effects of chronic issues, particularly on the teacher, in terms of self-esteem, professional competence, interruption to learning, anger and frustration.

Section 2 demonstrates practical examples of ‘off-task’ behaviour problems such as fidgeting and lack of attention (disruptive and non-disruptive), agitated
movement, bringing the wrong equipment, wearing the wrong uniform, calling
out, leaving the seat, interrupting the learning of others by chatting or
making physical contact, and refusal to comply with clear instructions.

You explore a hierarchy of responses involving:

• Physical proximity
• Proximity praise
• Secret signals
• Location change
• Work order change
• Rewards and consequences

Section 3 examines how to increase the level and effectiveness of your
responses if chronic behaviour still persists. You explore practical examples of one-to-one conferences, planning your approach, working in partnership with colleagues, parents and carers, benchmarking behaviour and monitoring progress.

Section 4 is a question and answer session with the studio audience, and
includes a final review of suggested strategies.

Total running time: 60 minutes.

Also included are handouts and useful discussion points as a pdf on the disc.

This DVD is also available as an intranet version which can be stored on your
server and allows easy access to everyone in the establishment.

Suitable for use in both primary and secondary schools and is priced at £50.00 + VAT.

  • Chronic Behaviour Problems DVD, Order code: 043HH

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Get 2013 off to a flying start

Happy New Year! What are your school’s New Year’s resolutions for 2013? Improve student engagement? Successfully integrate ICT into your curriculum? Ensure your students reach their full potential in numeracy and literacy or perhaps all of the above?

We’ve come up some tips to help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions.


Enjoyment is the key to meeting your goals! Our resources offer exciting rewards, making learning fun and helping to build confidence.


Plan your path to success! With our adaptable courses you can differentiate between your pupils to meet individual needs.


Celebrate achievement! Through automatic marking and instant awards you can track progress and intervene if pupils need more help, ensuring all your pupils experience success.

Why not start the New Year with a FREE trial and take advantage of our New Year’s resolution offer? Exclusive 7-month licences available for a limited time only.

To take up this offer:

Request a trial by emailing or clicking on the button below.

  1. Experience the benefits of our programs with your students.
  2. Click on the button below for a copy of our order form.
  3. Complete and return the order form by 31st January 2013 for your 7-month subscription.

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