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Poor Behaviour Poor behaviour cannot be tolerated as it is a denial of the right of pupils to learn and teachers to teach . To enable learning to take place preventative action is most effective , but where this fails, schools must have clear, firm and intelligent strategies in place to help pupils manage their behaviour. Report of the Practitioners’ Group on School Behaviour and Discipline – October 2005
Children…. “ The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in the place of exercise. Children are now tyrants not servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.” Socrates, 469-399 BC
Key Message 1 There are no ‘magic wands’ out there!
Key Message 2 Students need a ‘box’ around their behaviour
Key Message 3 Effective behaviour management has nothing to do with students
Key Message 4 Effective behaviour management is not ‘rocket science’