A guide for primary school teachers and trainee teachers showing them how to achieve more effective classroom practice. This third edition has been updated to take into account developments in policy and practice. It now includes information about: the revised National Curriculum; developments in dealing with special needs; the literacy and numeracy hours; homework; and the home/school agreement. The author also includes detailed discussions of collaborative group work and peer tutoring. She makes references to more recent work on effective teaching and learning and includes references to Goleman's work on emotional intelligence and the application of this to managing learning and behaviour in the primary school.