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Teaching with Cowley

The behaviour management guru troubleshoots to show how to keep a cool head in the class, why the first 15 minutes of a class are crucial, why too many rules aren't a good thing and how not to pass your stress on to the class.

There are 19 videos in this series, of which the following 17 are currently available to view online.

4 mins Rewards
Find out how rewards can be used to motivate pupils as behaviour expert Sue Cowley discusses techniques with NQT Chris Farnen.
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4 mins Sanctions
Get useful tips on using sanctions in your classroom as behaviour expert Sue Cowley discusses the sanctions NQT Chris Farnen uses with his Year 5 class at Welford Primary School.
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4 mins Coping with Different Abilities
Looking at how teachers can support pupils in mixed ability classes, classroom management expert Sue Cowley works with NQT Chris Farnen and his Year 5 class.
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4 mins Timing
Classroom management expert Sue Cowley works with NQT Chris Farnen on timing and pacing his lessons, at Welford Primary School in Birmingham.
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15 mins Starting Over
Behaviour management expert Sue Cowley advises primary school teachers on handling the crucial first 15 minutes of a school day and keeping control of difficult situations.
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15 mins Teacher Tension
Behaviour management expert Sue Cowley provides advice for primary school teachers on managing personal stress and preventing this affecting the teacher's ability to manage a difficult class.
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15 mins School Rules OK?
Sue Cowley, behaviour expert, gives advice to primary school teachers on how to set rules with a class, in this pedagogy and classroom management resource.
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15 mins Classroom Routines
Behaviour expert Sue Cowley visits a Year 3 teacher in Birmingham, helping him instil some class routines that reduce disruptions, in this pedagogy and classroom management resource.
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15 mins Group Work
Sue Cowley, behaviour management expert, visits a Year 3 teacher in Birmingham, to help him get his young class to co-operate and work together more, in this classroom management and pedagogy resource.
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15 mins Out of the Classroom
Behaviour management expert Sue Cowley visits a Year 3 teacher in Birmingham, to give him advice on controlling behaviour when taking pupils out of the classroom environment, in this pedagogy resource.
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15 mins Assessment and Behaviour - Steering the Right Course (Secondary)
Behaviour management expert Sue Cowley explores how a secondary school encourages pupils to learn how to behave, in this pedagogy and formative assessment resource.
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30 mins Secondary NQTs - More Classroom Encounters with Cowley
Behaviour expert Sue Cowley visits 18 newly qualified teachers (NQTs) starting their first term at Great Barr Secondary School, providing lesson analysis and practical guidance on class management in this pedagogy resource.
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30 mins Secondary NQTs - Classroom Encounters with Cowley
Behaviour expert Sue Cowley provides classroom management strategies to two newly qualified teachers (NQTs) at Great Barr School in Birmingham - England's largest secondary school with 2,500 pupils and 160 teaching staff.
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15 mins Simrit and Victoria - Classroom Layout
Sue Cowley, behaviour management expert, coaches a newly qualified teacher (NQT) in her Year 3 classroom, addressing classroom layout and differentiation, exploring what it means and how it can be applied.
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15 mins Simrit and Victoria - Classroom strategies
Behaviour expert Sue Cowley visits two Year 3 NQTs as they begin their first term at one of the largest junior schools in the country. She recommends classroom management strategies and involves them in voice coaching.
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15 mins Simrit and Victoria - Early Days
Sue Cowley, behaviour management expert, meets two newly qualified teachers (NQTs) as they progress through their first term at a challenging inner-city primary school recently taken out of special measures.
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15 mins Simrit and Victoria - Getting Started
Behaviour expert Sue Cowley supports two NQTs embarking upon their first term of work at Oldknow, one of the largest junior schools in the country.
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