I MAKE THE DIFFERENCE : Encouraging Positive Behaviour


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Gaps Exist-They always have and always will. However creating an environment to promote positive behaviour enriches the learning process, catalyses closing gaps between teachers and students and creates an understanding of learning patterns.
Differentiated instruction provides students with different avenues to acquire content; Encouraging positive behaviour creates an acceptance and understanding that all students within a classroom can learn with a positive disposition, regardless of differences in ability.

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I MAKE THE DIFFERENCE : Encouraging Positive Behaviour

  1. 1. I MAKE A DIFFERENCE : Promoting positive behaviour in the classroom to enhance learning! Shareen Ratnani Kiddie Planet Preschool
  2. 2. Gaps exist….. And will always exist Even between you and me……….
  3. 3. We see things not as they are but as we are conditioned to seeing them - Steven Covey • We view the world objectively ( based on our own perceptions) • WE create gaps. Perception
  4. 4. • No two children are alike. • No two children learn in the identical way. • An enriched environment for one student is not necessarily enriched for another. • In the classroom we should teach children to think for themselves. Brain Research confirms what experienced teachers have always known :
  5. 5. Differentiating Instruction • Curricular Goals should be the same but learning must be differentiated to be effective. • Promote a positive attitude in the child to enhance learning. • Students with specific needs should be presented with activities to strengthen their skills and gifted children may work on more complex activities.
  6. 6. Managing behaviour and developing positive attitudes is vital as it helps learners to cope in different ways.
  7. 7. You can do just that! You can make the difference !
  8. 8. Encouraging Positive Behaviour Encouraging Positive behaviour Being a Role Model Praising Good Behaviour Helping develop self - esteem Motivating Students
  9. 9. According to the psychologist Lev Vygotsky, the way children learn is by internalizing the activities, habits, vocabulary and ideas of the members of the community in which they grow up.
  10. 10. BE A ROLE MODEL Lead by example Talk politely, using positive language and explaining reasons behind your requests Listen to children Control your feelings and actions
  11. 11. 1. Specific or descriptive praise 2. Appropriate praise 3. Demonstrate enthusiasm 4. Avoid negating the praise It is very important to praise a child/ give rewards that will inspire the child to repeat the actions. When you praise a child, it shows him you have noticed and appreciated his actions and value them. How to Praise effectively:
  12. 12. The Hamburger Method
  13. 13. Is Punishment Necessary? •Punishment is not the same as discipline. Children who are punished, spanked and deprived still remain ill-mannered. •Punishment is humiliating and brings down the self –esteem of a child! It does not help to achieve discipline NO
  14. 14. • Positive discipline teaches children responsibility. • Set rules and make children aware that there will be consequences if the rules are broken. • Recognize the reasons kids do what they do and work to change those beliefs, rather than merely attempting to change behavior. Discipline comes from the Latin word “ dicipulus” which means a follower of truth, principle or a leader.
  15. 15. SELF-ESTEEM Support learning Avoid comparing students to one-another Address All Students Incorporate different learning styles Self-esteem is the emotional aspect of self and generally refers to how we feel about or how we value ourselves (one's self-worth). When students feel good about themselves, they are much more likely to become better achievers in the classroom.
  16. 16. MOTIVATED LEARNERS • Give accurate feedback ( tennis ball ) • Explain • Have students participate • Shift thinking ( from activity to objective) • Use positive emotions to enhance learning and motivation • Remember that energy sells