Behaviour Management

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  • Most of this is OK but I don't like the word punishment, as I believe in restorative approaches so the basic philosophy this slide show is based on is that punishment improves behaviour which all the social research shows is not the case, apart from that a good basic set of rules for NQTs.
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Behaviour Management

  1. 1. DISCIPLINE IN THE CLASSROOM
  2. 2. <ul><li>Classroom Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Be realistic in your expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Orderly lined up on entry </li></ul><ul><li>Check shoes, shirts on entry – ways of doing this nicely </li></ul><ul><li>Starter activity on board </li></ul><ul><li>Clear instructions and an aim – its place in the overall scheme (progression) </li></ul><ul><li>Have at least one point where you pull the class together to share ideas – importance of all listening </li></ul><ul><li>A change of task, break the lesson up into small chunks </li></ul><ul><li>End of lesson – timing, setting homework ... be in control </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Avoiding Problems </li></ul><ul><li>Be realistic in your expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Ignore some minor irritations – calling out answers … </li></ul><ul><li>A sense of humour (sarcasm) </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid OTT threats; do not escalate too quickly, leave room for progression </li></ul><ul><li>Take care about being confrontational and putting yourself or the pupil in a corner </li></ul><ul><li>Be humane and acknowledge a humorous comment </li></ul><ul><li>Credit the good rather than focusing on the bad – (black dot analogy) </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3. Dealing With Problems <ul><li>If many are off task then stop the whole class, ask someone to explain and set them off again ensuring they understand. </li></ul><ul><li>A disapproving look, click of the fingers and pointing whilst continuing to teach </li></ul><ul><li>Getting quiet by waiting silently, a clap, tapping the table … </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge the answer but not its manner of delivery </li></ul><ul><li>As you walk around the class have a word with individuals – let them know you are aware </li></ul><ul><li>Move a pupil to another seat </li></ul><ul><li>A quiet word at the start or end of a lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Names on board </li></ul>
  5. 5. 3. Dealing With Problems <ul><li>Seating Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor noise levels, clear expectations, maybe visually </li></ul><ul><li>Use of a question to refocus a pupil </li></ul><ul><li>Care regarding secondary misbehaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Appealing to better nature – flattery/praise </li></ul><ul><li>Reward system – e.g. millionaire in Science if they behave as a class for 3 lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Keep calm - Try not to shout except in rare occasions – element of surprise </li></ul><ul><li>Vary tone of voice, be interesting to listen to </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3. Dealing With Problems <ul><li>Know your audience when making comments etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Use professional judgement – personal behaviour with regards to boys/girls </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to apologise if you make a mistake </li></ul><ul><li>If there is a small scale conflict that you can’t assign blame to, put the onus back on them for a solution </li></ul><ul><li>Admit defeat and live to fight another day </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t punish whole class & be consistent </li></ul><ul><li>Follow through with punishments </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with pupils out of lesson one-one </li></ul><ul><li>When possible explain your decisions </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Sanctions </li></ul><ul><li>2 minute time out – come back in without asking </li></ul><ul><li>Have an arrangement for another teacher to accommodate a pupil - HoD </li></ul><ul><li>Break detention </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow slip </li></ul><ul><li>24hr warning </li></ul><ul><li>After school detention </li></ul><ul><li>Departmental report </li></ul><ul><li>Head of Department support </li></ul><ul><li>Inform parents </li></ul>
  8. 8. BE PREPARED TO ASK FOR HELP

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