Do Reminders Work? – Smart Classroom Management – Education Article

They’re sure used a lot. Visit just about any classroom and within minutes you’re likely to hear one. “Remember to walk.” “Hey, keep your hands to yourself.” “No talking while I’m talking.” But are reminders effective? Do they actually improve behavior? Well, like much of classroom management, it depends on how they’re used. When given in a certain way and at certain times, they can indeed be effective. Unfortunately, it’s rare to hear them given in a way that improves…

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Behaviour Management for NQTs: Term 2 – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can you improve your behaviour management skills? Getting to know your students is THE most important aspect of behaviour management and is the foundation for the relationship and rapport you build. Hopefully, now that you are one term in with your own classes you are starting to see your students as individuals, both in a positive, and perhaps negative light. This is the perfect time to really invest some energy into getting to know your students…

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Counter-Intuitive Behaviour Management | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can we make behaviour management more inclusive? Children whose behaviour is “different” are collateral damage in competitive high-stakes schooling. Caught in insane ‘zero tolerance’ cultures where compliance beats care, schools are again reaching for the ‘exclusion solution’, writes Paul Dix, founder of Pivotal Education. The children who need stability the most are moved from teacher to teacher from school to school, from referral unit to referral unit. As schools become less inclusive, the adults grow less tolerant.…

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Should You Keep Misbehaving Students Out Of Fun Activities? – Education Article

Readers have asked this question again and again over the years. And I can certainly understand why. It’s a decision that can cause you to second guess yourself either way. Darned if you do and darned if you don’t. However, there is a third option. It’s an option that removes the guesswork and places the decision of whether or not you allow them to participate with the student. Removing you from the equation. Moreover, it can also result in improved…

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