How a lesson begins has an enormous influence on what happens subsequently. Having clear and regular routines that are enforced without fail allow you a multitude of benefits, and I've picked out five for your reading pleasure.
Stay Polite And Respectful (Be The Perfume)
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’re Not There To Be Liked
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.
Decide What You Value
If you don't decide the values you stand for, you're never going to achieve coherence in anything, let alone behaviour.
One-Page Summary of ‘Leading Better Behaviour’ by Jarlath O’Brien
A summary of the main learning points from the fantastic book, "Leading Better Behaviour" by Jarlath O'Brien.
Repairing Harm – Throw A Chair At My Head And I’ll Smile When I See You Next
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?