If you don’t decide the values you stand for, you’re never going to achieve coherence in anything, let alone behaviour.
A summary of the main learning points from the fantastic book, “Leading Better Behaviour” by Jarlath O’Brien.
Imagine the next time a student did something wrong, they had to FIX the damage instead of serving a one hour detention. How powerful would that be?
It’s circle time! O…K…
Get students talking in order for to help them understand why they did what they did; who was affected by their action(s) and how; and what can be done to repair the harm.
My thoughts on whether the five main premises that the authors of “Hacking School Discipline” use in their introduction are correct.
Your students know what they’ve done. What they’re waiting to see is what YOU will do – and here’s where things become critical.
As an NQT, you haven’t really got the experience of managing others in a classroom, but you can arm yourself with certain beliefs that will help you. Read on.