Entries by Nick Rose

The psychology of behaviour management (part 1)

Behaviour management in classrooms has become a hotly contested debate in recent years, both in the UK and abroad. But despite being commonly understood as a priority for effective teaching, many teachers complain that training in this area is often insufficient, or under evidenced. In the first of a series of features, Nick Rose explores […]

Attachment theory: what do teachers need to know?

Attachment theory is frequently cited as an important part of a teacher’s understanding of how to manage and understand behaviour in the classroom. Nick Rose unpacks some of the background to this area and looks at how it maps on to practice in a meaningful way. The British psychologist John Bowlby is fairly synonymous with […]

Psychology and the classroom: Avoiding both hype and cynicism

Teachers have long looked to psychology for theories and ideas which might inform classroom practice. However, where these fields of psychology are relatively new, they may not provide solid foundations for thinking about how we teach. On the other hand, cognitive science, especially the reliable findings from decades of research into learning, can make an […]