Behaviour toolkit-some ideas to start with Know what you are doing Be confident (believe in yourself) Know your pupils – names, backgrounds interests etc… Know the school behaviour policy inside out Know what you are about Let them know! Do it consistently Body language …….
Reasons why pupils behave in a manner that is constantly challenging for you…. In response to their environment – untidy laboratory and poor display Temperamental factors – they have been told science is too hard so will not try Needs not been met – the work is too hard or too easy – or that the lesson planning is not fully understood by the teacher…. Lack of behavioural skills – they have not been taught how to behave in a practical situation Inconsistent response from adults – they are allowed to in Mr Ys lesson, but not in Miss Zs
Mock surprise at a good answer Clap your hands Scan the room Thumbs up Raise your eyebrows Smile encouragingly Communicate concern about off task chatting Laugh with them
What is Behaviour for Learning? Most social, emotional and behavioural skills are learned. relationship with themselves (how they feel about themselves and their self-confidence as a learner); relationship with others (how they interact socially and academically with all others in their class and school); relationship with the curriculum (how accessible they feel a lesson is, how best they think they learn).
Assertive teachers are successful because they: have clear expectations; model behaviour for learning; actively promote regular attendance; are consistent in approach; are able to effectively combine non-verbal and verbal teaching skills. Only go as far as here….! Delete rest of slides.
People communicate 55% through their body language; 38% through the tone of their voice; 7% by the words that they use. (OConnor and Seymour, 1998)
Gaining attention/encouraging learningGaining attention/encouraging learning Insist on silence but…. Dont talk over them Pick the right moment for quiet Silence is golden Body language Talk, project voice but not shout….. Reward positive behaviour
Planning for B4L Learning objective/outcomes Overall lesson structure – what the children will be doing, when, for how long etc. + Learning behaviours the teacher will be expecting to see at each stage.Learning behaviours the teacher will be expecting to see at each stage.
Gaining controlGaining control Be there before them, everything ready.. Go straight into lesson Greet at door Deal with admin during lesson not at the start…(register etc.) Variety of tasks etc Pace appropriate Relevant work and interesting tasks Vary your voice for effect
And finally….sanctions and rewards – think about what you say….. Ive told you three times, if you do that again ….. You there, what do you think youre doing…. Whats happening at the back there? Whats going on behind me? Right, now then, come on, oh come on, will you hurry up some of you… Im waiting…. Stop what you are doing If you dont stop Ill….. Stop writing, pens down, look at me!
Beyond basics… 1999 10/99 Social Inclusion: Pupil Support 1999 OfSTED Principles into Practice 2000 Challenging Pupils: Enabling Access 2001 Inclusive Schooling 2001 The SEN Code of Practice & Toolkit 2003 Green Paper Every Child Matters 2003 Primary National Strategy (Including teaching Social Emotional Behavioural Skills – SEBS) 2003 Secondary School Improvement Strategy – Behaviour and Attendance Strand 2003 DfES Anti-Bullying Strategy 2004 DfES Every Child Matters: Change for Children 2004 DfES Removing Barriers to Achievement (National SEN Strategy) 2004 DoH Promoting emotional health and wellbeing 2005 OfSTED Managing Challenging Behaviour
A Behaviour for learning approach is positive. It helps pupils understand the behavioural, social and emotional skills they need, what the teacher wants them to do and why this will help them to learn (rather than focussing on unwanted behaviours). It puts a value on positive behaviours, which enable and maximise learning, thus reinforcing the development of both social, emotional and behavioural skills (SEBS) and the social and emotional aspects of learning (SEALS). Depending on the pupils, effective behaviour for learning can range from high level listening or collaborative learning skills to remaining seated for two minutes. As with other aspects of behaviour, the emphasis is upon setting targets that are achievable. The concept is one which is relevant to all pupils, irrespective of their stage of development and is a key element in promoting educational inclusion.
References References for Classroom Management Discipline in Schools; The Elton Report (1989) London, HMSO Getting the buggers to Behave 2 Rev Ed: Cowley, Sue (2002) Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. ISBN: 0826465005 Anything by Bill Rogers http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/supplyteachers/detail.cfm?&vid=4&cid=17& sid=107&ssid=4030501&opt=0 (Summary of main findings of Elton Report)http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/supplyteachers/detail.cfm?&vid=4&cid=17& sid=107&ssid=4030501&opt=0 http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/keystage3/respub/sec_pptl0 The Pedagogy & Practice Pack. : http://www.dfes.gov.uk/ibis/index.cfm Improving behaviour in schools websitehttp://www.dfes.gov.uk/ibis/index.cfm http://www.behaviour4learning.ac.uk/ Behaviour for Learning websitehttp://www.behaviour4learning.ac.uk/ http://www.behaviour4learning.com/ Link to related websites http://www.teachers.tv/behaviourmatters Teachers TVhttp://www.teachers.tv/behaviourmatters See also Assertive Discipline www.derby.ac.uk/telmie/private/plymouth/socemassdisc.htm www.adprima.com/assertive.htmwww.adprima.com/assertive.htm http://maxweber.hunter.cuny.edu/pub/eres/EDSPC715_MCINTYRE/Asse rtiveDiscipline.htmlhttp://maxweber.hunter.cuny.edu/pub/eres/EDSPC715_MCINTYRE/Asse rtiveDiscipline.html
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