Sue Cowley, Getting the Buggers to Behave
What is this calm and consistent behaviour 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. This strategy will help you do this whilst maintaining a calm and consistent classroom behaviour.
Why is it important to maintain a calm and consist classroom?
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.
Keeping calm is also important to remain in control of the situation and avoid it from escalating further. It'll also maintain you stick to your lesson plan and objectives.
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.
Try using our strategy and put the actions into place so you can maintain calm and consistent classroom behaviour. Sticking to the same methods each lesson will be the most effective as it creates structure and routine and is key at achieving consistency. Click here to find out more about how to Be Aware of Your Reaction in the classroom.