Sue Cowley, Getting the Buggers to Behave
What is this strategy about?
Keeping calm and consistent in the classroom is key. Many disruptive students have great inconsistencies at home and therefore you need to provide key boundaries.
Why is classroom consistency important?
You must be consistent in all aspects of classroom management in order to govern misbehaviour. If you are inconsistent, then students may not take your rules seriously and unwanted behaviour may occur.
How do I put this into place in my classroom?
This needs to be done every lesson at all times - it should be present in your demeanour when teaching the class, and when dealing with negative behaviour instances. If there is a positive impact, this should become a natural part of your teaching style.
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Choose this strategy if you want to...
- Ensure pupils know fully what happens during the lesson at all times.
- Let pupils know they cannot get a negative reaction out of you
- You will react in the same way each time.
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