How do you tackle straight up defiance, rudeness and disrespect in our students? By remaining impersonal, consistent, and focusing on the behaviour, not the person.
There are two kinds of authority you need to have. The first is the one granted to you by your job role. The other (longer-lasting one) is the one you develop as an expert. Learn more about the two here.
Do you want to make detentions in your school mean more than sitting in silence for an hour and then going home, while the same kids show up over and over again? Read on.
You might be responsible for creating the only environment in which they are talked to in a respectful way, as a mature developing adult, on equal par to you in terms of dignity.
You can TALK yourself into being a more effective teacher. Believe these 3 things in order to be more confident each day.
The boundaries you're uncomfortable enforcing are the very same ones that they NEED because the chances are, they aren't getting them elsewhere from the other people in their lives.
There more things you make routine (automatic) in your classroom, the more mental energy your students will have to concentrate on new learning. Here's how to do it.
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.