4by4s Engagement

photo 1 Level Up Class Induction

From experience, many teachers know the usefulness of inducting their new class.  Some of the suggestions below will help teachers to …

The learning pit Level Up Resilience

Being able to cope with, and overcome, difficulty and challenge is one of the key elements in becoming a successful …

lesson openers Level Up Lesson Openers

Psychologists have coined the expression the ‘primacy effect’ for the way the human brain has an uncanny knack of having …

playfulness Level Up Playfulness

By playful we mean creative strategies which help learners explore and interact with their learning. Playfulness often stimulates fun, which …

mindsets Level Up Mindsets

Learners with a fixed mindset wants to ‘look smart’ even if it means not learning a thing in the process. …

photo-3-300x225 Level Up Curiosity

Curiosity can be aroused in many ways, such as stimulating questions, teases, predictions, wonder and even awe. It is particularly …

MALIT-Level-up-Competency-3 Level up competency

Most student surveys suggest that what they most want from school is confidence. By looking to build a student’s competence …

4by4-Rapport-2 Level up Rapport

September sees the start of the school year.  It can be a disconcerting time for learners as well as teachers. …

Relevance Level up Relevance

Relevance is a fantastic motivational trigger.  It can make abstract learning appear relevant, important and necessary for learners.  If you …

Expectations Level up Expectations

The most effective teachers we have worked with have high expectations.  Often much higher than their colleagues down the corridor. …