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The Effective School

The effective school

It is important to develop effective classroom strategies to motivate learners, but strategies can be more effective if schools have a distinct learning ethos. An effective school is one with a learning ethos that is experienced and shared by all students and staff.

This chapter will describe the factors that contribute to an effective school by looking at:

  • school climate and school ethos
  • the role and development of emotional literacy
  • the inclusive policies of a school, including the importance of values and community awareness
  • whole-school programmes aimed at developing areas of learning such as thinking skills programmes, social awareness and self-esteem, such as Circle Time activities.

School Climate

Having visited hundreds of schools in a professional capacity one of the most striking features ...

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