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Teaching with Bayley

The educational expert and behaviour consultant helps teachers raise their game by giving them pertinent advice specific to their situation. He covers praise, positive language, developing your persona... The aim is to "teach your socks off".

There are 42 videos in this series.

15 mins Girl Talk
Behaviour expert John Bayley advises a Year 10 maths teacher who feels powerless to discourage two chatty girls who constantly seek her attention. See John's advice in this classroom-management resource for teachers.
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15 mins Loosening the Grip
Behaviour management expert John Bayley assesses the benefits of giving pupils responsibility for their own learning, in this practical classroom-management video for secondary teachers.
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15 mins Be Yourself
Avoiding confrontation and engaging pupils personally can be both challenging and rewarding, as behaviour expert John Bayley demonstrates in this practical pedagogy resource for secondary and newly qualified teachers (NQTs).
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15 mins Believe in Yourself
One of the most challenging aspects of effective classroom communication is displaying confidence in order to earn the attention and respect of pupils, says behaviour management expert John Bayley in this pedagogy resource.
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15 mins Too Much Talk
Behaviour expert John Bayley helps a newly qualified teacher (NQT) learn the crucial techniques required to manage pupils, in this practical pedagogy resource.
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15 mins The Need for Structure
The importance of good lesson structure and keeping students on target is the focus of this practical classroom-management resource featuring behaviour expert John Bayley.
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15 mins Praise & Preparation
Behaviour expert John Bayley interviews a teacher who has independently developed her own style of behaviour management. John believes he can learn from their approach, and vice versa.
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15 mins Ecoutez!
A newly qualified teacher (NQT) has a major black-spot in her week: her mixed-ability Year 9 modern foreign languages (MFL) group. Behaviour expert John Bayley provides practical advice in this classroom-management resource.
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15 mins Friendly But Firm
In this pedagogy resource a newly qualified teacher (NQT) is settling in well, but does have a problem. He's very confident in practical physical education (PE), but in theory lessons he has trouble asserting himself.
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15 mins A Lighter Note
This classroom-management resource follows a newly qualified teacher (NQT) who finds the practical side of music lessons very difficult to control and is easily distracted by behavioural problems or children going off task.
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15 mins In at the Deep End
A newly qualified teacher (NQT) has been thrown in at the deep end. He's been given primary responsibility for planning and delivering a new vocational GCSE in manufacturing. And today's Year 10 lesson is not going well.
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15 mins Showing Them Who's Boss
Learn about a secondary maths teacher's experiences of adapting from lecturing at university three years ago before giving it up. Behaviour expert John Bayley provides practical advice in this classroom-management resource.
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15 mins Finding Time
Behaviour expert John Bayley advises a primary teacher who's concerned about how to teach his mixed-ability Year 5 class effectively.
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15 mins Helping Hands
A Year 2 teacher is struggling to keep her Key Stage 1 pupils on task. Behaviour expert John Bayley provides practical support in this classroom-management resource.
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15 mins Key Instructions
A secondary music teacher needs practical classroom-management advice, so behaviour expert John Bayley helps him improve his approach and technique in this pedagogy resource.
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15 mins Doing It For Themselves
A reception teacher is trying to introduce more structured play into her teaching. Behaviour expert John Bayley provides practical pedagogical advice in this classroom-management resource.
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15 mins Dramatic Improvements
Behaviour management expert John Bayley advises a head of drama who's rehearsing a scene from Jason and the Argonauts with Year 7. Despite her experience, she sometimes finds it hard to keep students on task.
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15 mins Great Expectations
A secondary English teacher is seeking greater participation from quiet pupils in her Year 9 class. Behaviour management expert John Bayley provides coaching and mentoring assistance in this pedagogy resource.
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15 mins Independence Day
A Teach First beginner is continually frustrated by her Year 10 maths students' lack of independence and self-drive. Behaviour expert John Bayley provides practical advice in this classroom-management resource.
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15 mins To Learn or Not to Learn
Behaviour expert John Bayley gives practical advice to a deputy head of English struggling to engage his Year 11 vocational students in Romeo and Juliet, in this pedagogy resource.
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15 mins The No Bell Prize
Behaviour expert John Bayley works with senior management, staff and students at Islington Green School in north London, attempting to remove the bell from school breaks, in this whole-school video.
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15 mins The Trouble with Girls: Warming Up
In this first of a four-part series on the underachievement of girls, behaviour-management expert John Bayley provides practical advice to staff at Eltham Green School in south London, in this whole-school video.
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15 mins The Trouble with Girls: Back to Basics
In this second of a four-part, whole-school series on the underachievement of girls, behaviour management expert John Bayley meets the Key Stage 4 girls and teachers at Eltham Green School in south London.
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15 mins The Trouble with Girls: Winning Them Over
In this third of a four-part, whole-school series on the underachievement of Key Stage 4 girls, behaviour expert John Bayley meets a teacher whose approach is producing results at Eltham Green School in south London.
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15 mins The Trouble with Girls: Treated Like Adults
In the last of this four-part, whole-school series, behaviour expert John Bayley proposes a practical solution that he believes will help improve the behaviour and attainment of a group of underachieving Year 10 girls.
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15 mins Points Mean Prizes
The winner of the Teaching Award for outstanding new secondary teacher (south-east) is the focus of this practical classroom-management resource, as she meets behaviour and pedagogy expert John Bayley.
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15 mins The Children's Champion
Behaviour expert John Bayley explores how a highly experienced teacher continually reinforces the lesson objectives until the moment she sees that learning has taken place, in this pedagogical resource.
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15 mins Underachieving Boys: Getting Involved
In this first of a three-part, whole-school series, behaviour management expert John Bayley examines underachieving Key Stage 4 boys at Bexleyheath School in Kent.
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15 mins Underachieving Boys: The Gender Debate
In this second of a three-part, whole-school series on underachieving Year 10 boys at Bexleyheath School, Kent, behaviour expert John Bayley explores whether a lack of male role models could be affecting performance levels.
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15 mins Underachieving Boys: The Play's The Thing
In this last of a three-part, whole-school series, behaviour expert John Bayley explores how using drama in English lessons can help the underachieving Key Stage 4 boys at Bexleyheath School in Kent.
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15 mins Oh! What a Lovely War
A secondary history teacher is struggling to control her mixed-ability Year 9 class. Behaviour expert John Bayley provides advice in this classroom-management resource.
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15 mins Hot Water
Behaviour management expert John Bayley advises a secondary science teacher on classroom management, in this pedagogy resource.
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15 mins Attention Seekers
A part-time secondary French teacher is struggling with a disruptive Year 7 modern foreign languages (MFL) class. Behaviour expert John Bayley offers advice in this classroom-management resource.
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15 mins Hot Metal
A head of design and technology (D&T) is trying to improve a struggling department. Behaviour expert John Bayley observes a Year 7 class and provides support in this classroom-management resource.
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15 mins Time's Up!
A trainee advanced skills teacher (AST) aims to teach excellent lessons and likes to take an ambitious and action-packed approach. But he struggles to fit it all in. John Bayley provides time-management advice.
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15 mins The Entertainer
Meet the winner of the Teaching Award secondary teacher of the year 2005 (south-east), a popular teacher and keen advocate of Assessment for Learning. Behaviour expert John Bayley observes his teaching.
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30 mins Bayley in the USA
A dynamic headteacher in North Carolina faces major challenges despite working minor miracles at her troubled school. Behaviour management expert John Bayley spends a week discovering the issues at Olympic High School.
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30 mins Higher and Higher
How best to teach the more gifted and talented students in mixed-ability classes attracts much debate but little consensus. Behaviour expert John Bayley observes two secondary teachers with different approaches.
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30 mins Power to the Pupils
To help a new headteacher overcome student misbehaviour and class disruption, behaviour expert John Bayley provides advice in this classroom-management resource.
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30 mins Love 'Em or Loathe 'Em
A design and technology (D&T) newly qualified teacher (NQT) is getting to grips with teaching a Year 8 class. And he needs some advice from behaviour expert John Bayley on his pedagogical skills.
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15 mins NQTs in Science - Engaging with Learners
To keep Year 8 science students on task and stimulated during lessons, behaviour expert John Bayley gives an NQT classroom-management advice in this pedagogy resource.
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15 mins NQTs in Science - Planning and Outcomes
To help a newly qualified teacher (NQT) of Key Stage 3 science balance his reliance on rhetoric with more thorough lesson planning, behaviour expert John Bayley provides pedagogical advice.
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