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I went to primary school in the early 1980's; I had a very typical schooling for the time, Maths, English, Science, together with substantial doses of anxiety, in the form of the threat of corporal punishment. We sat in rows, no speaking, no sharing of thoughts only copying out of the black plank into our novels; these days it could be termed as a behaviorist model of education. My classmates, people who did not fit the norm, had a very lonely, isolated encounter; in certain instances I understand the encounter fearful them off learning indefinitely. When I started my study I knew there must be a better way to educate all students, and I am quite glad to say there is; Groundwater --Smith, Ewing and Le Cornu (2007) state, " for education to surpass mere schooling it requires that students be recognised as full participants in the learning process" (p.4). So, my reflections, questions and conclusion are based around my urge to find a teaching styles that place children firmly in the centre of learning, which respects children, and enable them ; out of my research I will see it is these approaches that get the top outcomes for students, and empower teachers to become genuinely effective. I've chosen to talk in detail at a few of the elements of my study that are in the heart of successful teaching; understanding and understanding pupils and how to inspire them, positive and proactive classroom management, constructivist theory, and ultimately behaving professionally and ethically. A deep knowledge and understanding of pupils is the foundation of successful teaching; it's from this understanding teachers can form a relationship, which assists students feel as though they belong, and belonging is key to success along with a powerful motivator, (Marsh, 2008). I will begin my reflection on this topic by loo...