trainee teachers and teacher educators


The site allows you to explore educational theory in ways that will always come back to questions of effective practice, but to examine your practice in ways that will emphasise the most important questions which, being so basic, are often ignored.

Section One - EF explained in detail- shows how EF is relevant to educational practice and helps beginners to understand how its ideas may be applied to their individual contexts. At a level even below that of Maslow's hierarchy, we look at the relationship of stress to learning and how to understand what appears to be a refusal to learn.

Section Two - Behaviours explored - will introduce you to our mind map as a way to organise information about behaviour and about reasons for not learning. This will include an option exploring the old familiar labels - ADHD, Aspergers etc. - but also allows you to explore behaviour and consider responses without them.

Section Three- Mapping the individual - gives you some options for helping a teaching team cooperate in formulating an effective response to an individual student.

Study skills is a set of pdf files aimed directly at students, although we also give you Word versions so you can adapt them for your own use in class if you wish, and we add teachers' notes where required.

The Newsletter will keep you up to date with recent developments and controversies, offering an interpretation and response from a leading member of the forum.

The bibliography and various external links allow for wider reading if required.