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Behaviour Management

  1. 1. Behaviour Management A Planned Approach Presented by Don McLean
  2. 2. A Plan of Action Steps to Success: Your Beliefs What are your expectations? Design your Plan Needs to come from all staff Implement Plan Must be consistently enforced Review Annually Is it working?
  3. 3. The Beliefs Model The Programme Collegial Support The Environment Children Parents Staff Expectations Other Stakeholders Skills and Techniques Your Beliefs
  4. 4. Establishing Your Beliefs– Behaviour Meter Extreme Very High High Moderate Low Behaviour Consequences
  5. 5. A Behaviour Plan Step One • Developing guidelines / Rules • Give staff and children ownership • No more than five all encompassing rules • Don’t be too general (ie. Respect others) • Clearly back up rules with appropriate consequences and rewards. • Every parent, child and staff member should have a copy and there should be a copy clearly displayed. • Avoid “Don’ts” but don’t get hung up if you can’t • Make your rules appropriate to your children • Ensure they are realistic and fair.
  6. 6. Step Two • Rewards and Consequences • Praise should be first tool. • All staff on-board • Consistent • Achievable – can be maintained • Not disruptive to programme • Planned and organised • Communicated to parents and children • Needs to suit your programme. • Don’t make idle threats or promises • Needs to be age appropriate
  7. 7. Keeping It Positive Praise Is to children what sun is to flowers (Bovee 1820)
  8. 8. Positive Reinforcement • Praise is always your number one behaviour strategy, Ensure its Clearly directed, constructive & meaningful • Try to maintain a ratio of 4 positive comments to one negative • When giving an instruction back it up with 2 positives. • Never remove a reward already given as a consequence of bad behaviour • Don’t make idol promises and make rewards achievable • Be creative when deciding on rewards and they don’t have to be tangible. • Remember a reward is given as a result of behaviour and a bribe is promised in anticipation of behaviour. • Don’t be afraid to say this isn’t working – cater for your needs
  9. 9. Positive Notes/ AwArds/rewArds Rewards Non Tangible Awards Tangibles Video voucher Best Clean-up helper First in line StickerPerson of the week Favourite Activity Task In groups of four brainstorm five more ideas for rewards you could provide – we will make a master list as a group
  10. 10. Consequences Quick tips for Negative Consequences • All staff on board and informed • Short and sharp • Age appropriate • Consistent • Achievable – can maintain it • Limit discussion – don’t get in a slanging match. Simply state the rule broken and consequence. • Make the consequence fits the crime • Don’t make idol threats – next time you do that… • Make everything transparent – written in discipline plan • Types of Negative Consequences • Timeout – no more than 2 or three minutes • Outdoor timeout – the timeout hoop • Exclusion from an activity • Social consequence – clean up, sweeping, kitchen duty • Message home • Fitting consequence – clean up a mess. • Red cards • Demerit points Can you think of any more?
  11. 11. Step Three – Sorting Out the Paperwork! •Set up and maintain an incidents record •Make displays of rules, rewards and consequences •Give a copy of the behaviour plan to parents •Prepare any behaviour journals and/ or consequence worksheets so they are there when needed •Set up reward areas, tickets etc.
  12. 12. Step Four think oF all SituationS• Consider your plan if you are off – site. • What do you do with the naughty ones? • You need a system that’s transportable? • What if you have to remove someone – you need a plan in place. What ever you decide always write it down and give everyone a copy
  13. 13. Step Five Putting it into Action • Must be consistently enforced • Good or bad you need to keep parents informed. • Be positive first • Follow up
  14. 14. The Final Word • If it’s not working –talk about it and change it Don’t flog a dead horse! • When children walk in you door your rules apply – they leave their baggage at the door and so do you. • Write it down and give everyone a copy There is no arguments then • Management – minimise - management, Maximise – participation and fun!
  15. 15. Thank You ! Have You Got ?  Tasman Schools behaviour plan  Your belief s quest ions  A behaviour met er  Ref raming worksheet  Behaviour records  Workshop not es  Somet hing wort hwhile out of t he workshop Special Thanks t o:  GSE  Helen Talbot  Cheryl Doig