There are many behaviour issues in the classroom can easily be considered […]
It is one thing when a couple of students are disruptive, but what do you do when it's the whole class of students being problematic?
Practical Classroom Management Teaching Strategy Series Disruptive student behaviour is one of […]
This series discusses and provides practical strategies for teachers to effectively promote student success by using reward systems in the classroom. specifically, I will discuss the biggest mistakes made and how to correct them when implementing reward systems, how to use reward systems in the most productive way, how they fit into the school view and approach to rewards, and finally a discussion on punishment.
There are so many differing views on what positive reinforcement actually is, and whether you should or should not use it. Positive reinforcement can be a variety of things: grades on a report card, verbal praise, non-verbal acknowledgment, specific feedback and tangible rewards. Here are 13 mistakes that teachers make when using reinforcement.
Developing consistency in your teaching, strangely, does not mean being exactly the same all the time. Nor does it mean being a robot and not reacting to circumstances, or showing your real feelings. Consistency does mean that students are fairly certain what they can expect from you. They know for example, that you will not get angry with them today, about something you laughed at yesterday. Here are 6 ways to develop consistency in your teaching
Prevention is always better than cure. Use these foundation teaching skills to prevent most behaviour problems before they arise...
Behaviour Management is one of the greatest challenges facing teachers. And it is not only new teachers who can feel overwhelmed by classroom demands. Because of the ever-evolving nature of teaching, the growing diversity of students and increasing societal pressures, teachers are constantly learning different ways to manage stress, workload and expectations.
In this video I will share with you the most effective ways […]
In this video we discuss a topic that can be controversial- positive reinforcement! While some people may think of lollies and other tangible rewards, positive reinforcement is so much more than simply handing out sweet treats. And the use of positive reinforcement with students at school has been shown through numerous studies to be such an effective strategy in improving behaviour and learning, you need to give it a try.
In this video I break down how you can create a safe, positive, predictable learning environment for all your students. The most effective behaviour management tool you will ever have is a safe environment with predictable and consistent expectations and a positive classroom culture. A place where relationships are valued and students have a voice. Learn how to build the elements of a safe classroom environment with and for your students and for you!
In this video we discuss a topic that can be controversial - the classroom management positive reinforcement strategy! While some people may think of lollies and other tangible rewards, positive reinforcement is so much more than simply handing out sweet treats.
How positive reinforcement can help students behave You can improve student behaviour 80% of the time if you use positive rather than negative feedback. Don’t believe me?
Teachers who adopt a positive approach to behaviour are more likely to have improved wellbeing through increased job satisfaction since they are not looking for a quick fix, but recognise that like all learning, we need long term solutions that take the needs of the student into account.
Many schools have a hierarchy of consequences that increase the level of punishment as the behaviour escalates. While that approach works with 75-80% of the population, a student with behaviour issues will not respond to increasingly negative penalties.
Here is an outstanding list of Behaviour Management Resources for Teachers.
Your guide to solving behaviour problems in the classroom A Year 5 boy is in trouble again. He continually refuses to do his work, he wanders around the room annoying other students by touching their work and talking about random topics, he talks to the teacher in a disrespectful tone and uses some low level swearing in class. When the teacher approaches him, he moves away and threatens to leave the room.
Have you ever had a student who displayed challenging behaviour that baffled you? None of your usual behaviour tricks and tools seem to work. The student responds positively to you one day, but the next won’t do anything for you. Or they love your reward system for a couple of days and then refuse to participate in it.
The classroom environment can contribute to problems between students as well as reduce student engagement and learning. When teachers and schools give careful thought to how the environment is arranged, authentic learning is enhanced and incidental behaviour issues can be prevented.
When a student displays challenging behaviour, teachers usually look for the antecedent or trigger. Simply put, the trigger is whatever happened immediately prior to the problem behaviour and seems to contribute to the behaviour.