STOP and THINK Learning: A Teacher’s Guide for Motivating Children to Learn – including those with Special Needs




Stop and Think Learning offers teachers a step-by-step method called STOP THINK DO to motivate children to learn in the classroom. The highly successful method shows children what they can change and then how they can plan what to do to change. Motivation is the key: here is a set of strategies that actively involve the children in a commitment to learn in the busy classroom.

The book also describes the STOP THINK DO method for training social skills and improving relationships in the classroom since a supportive social environment also motivates children to learn through peer support. In a most readable style, the book addresses the challenge of how to motivate all children in the classroom, each with their different histories, different styles and different problems to overcome. A special feature of the book is the programmes catering for particular needs such as:

  • The child with specific learning difficulties
  • The very bright underachiever
  • The child with poor concentration
  • The average child with subject weaknesses
  • The slow learning child

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Outside the Box Learning Resources

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Online Courses

OTBlearning is the latest extension of the well known CPD publisher and distributor Outside The Box Learning Resources. We are currently offering online courses for teachers and plan to extend into the areas of SNA courses, courses for parents in the near future.



 Stop, Think, Do!– Managing Behaviour

This online course proposes an evidence-based framework and approach called Stop, Think, Do to support pupil behavior and learning management and motivation through the explicit and implicit teaching of social skills. The approach is contextualized within the SPHE and English curricula and also supports school improvement target setting.