50 Quick Ways to Perfect Behaviour Management
Behaviour management is always a priority. Making sure students are well-behaved and focussed on learning isn’t easy. With some classes it can end up being just plain difficult take a look at the site here.
There are lots of tools, techniques and strategies you can use, though. All of these are effective, although some work better with some classes than with others.
In this book I decided to put together a wide range of behaviour management techniques gleaned from my experience which can help teachers get to grips with difficult classes, ensure great behaviour and cultivate a brilliant atmosphere for learning.
Here’s a little taster of the book so you can see what it’s like:
Decide What You Want
01 When undertaking any enterprise it is important to begin by deciding what you want to get out of it.
You are a teacher.
Your enterprise is teaching.
You need to decide what you want your classroom to be like. How will students act? What will they do? How will learning happen?
Before we begin examining different behaviour management strategies and techniques, spend some time asking yourself what you want.
Having a final goal in mind will give you something to focus on. It will act as a lens through which to refine everything you do. And it will give you a means by which to judge when whether you have achieved your aims (which, with the help of this book, should hopefully be fairly soon!).
Set Your Boundaries
02 In every area of life there are rules. Mostly these are unwritten. They are the norms we follow. In Britain, to take one example, an unwritten rule states that you should say please and thank you when interacting with others. Not everyone follows this rule but the rule is there nonetheless.
Similarly, when you talk with a friend you understand the rules governing your conversation: turn-taking; specific use of language; expectation of sympathy; shared history; and shared assumptions.
The classroom is the same as every other area of life. It has unwritten rules which regulate behaviour.
Perfect behaviour management requires you to take charge of these rules from the word go. You need to set your boundaries as soon as possible so that pupils know what you expect of them. You then need to reinforce these boundaries rigorously. This way, students will come to see that they are fixed and that you are in charge.
Ultimately, it is about you shaping the atmosphere of your classroom.
You can get hold of 50 Quick Ways to Perfect Behaviour Management here. Drop me a line to let me know what you think or write a review. I hope the book helps you to perfect the art of behaviour management!