This is part of a series of posts about behaviour management. The previous two posts – ‘Behaviour Management – some tips to help you’ and ‘There are two ways of looking at Behaviour Management’ gave you some information about ways of dealing with unacceptable behaviour in your classroom. In the Observation posts we looked at what to look for when observing behaviour management in the classroom.
This post examines the idea that if you plan well, the students won’t misbehave in the first place!
These tips will help you to plan for positive behaviour – ‘behaviour for learning’
There are many explanations why students may not behave properly, but one of the main reasons will be that the students are not engaged in the work.
Let’s look at the possible causes and what you can do to avoid them becoming problems!
The problems arise when:
Consider what this means in terms of your planning and your delivery.
most children want to learn and enjoy learning
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This has huge implications for how we plan our lessons. There is only an hour (or two for some of you) – fill it carefully!
Remember - most children want to learn and enjoy learning
TIP: You need to have clear learning intentions, which are outlined to the students - at regular intervals.
TIP: Set short, varied tasks, which are achievable – but which stretch the students. Set students up to achieve, not to fail!
TIP: If you know what you want, you will be able to communicate this to the students.
TIP: Ensure you break the instructions down - unpack it for them and reinforce what you need in different ways.
Remember - effective lesson planning leads to fewer behavioural problems!
Dr Sharon Williams