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The following are some practical strategies and resources to assist teachers with classroom behaviour. Whilst there are a number of techniques teachers use to manage student behaviour, a productive class is the result of the complex interaction of many factors. In the language of the NSW Quality Teaching model this will include, but is by no means confined to: Engagaging students, having clear and appropriate but High Expectations and setting Quality Criteria for the tasks set.
Some suggestions from the element - Student's Self-regulation - in the model are:
This web site presents a list of Teachers.Net articles written by Harry and his wife Rosemary Wong. Based on a common sense and user-friendly approach, the articles suggest practical ideas on classroom management. The Wongs have also written a book The First Days of School and produced a video series The Effective Teacher. Many have found these to be effective staff development tools for developing effective teachers.
This booklet was developed by the Queeensland Board of Teacher Registration. It looks at major areas in behaviour management including: creating a positive classroom atmosphere; creating conditions conducive to learning, how to handle inappropriate behaviour, how some schools approach the issue of behaviour management, resources and assistance for teachers as well as references for further reading.
This web site really is quite amazing! Sprinkled with humour, it is very extensive in scope, including sections on:
Dr Mac [Tom McIntyre], is a former teacher of students with behavior disorders and learning disabilities, and now a professor of special education at Hunter College of the City University of New York.
This web site suggests some strategies to deal with the wrongdoings of children and adolescents in a way that builds their sense of responsibility. It was produced by the Brief Therapy Institute, Helsinki Finland, as part of the CONNECT Initiative for the promotion of mental health of children and young people as well as combating violent behaviour. The initiative was supported by the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission.
Note: Don't use this strategy to back the student into a corner. Remember that encouraging students to take responsibility for their own actions doesn't mean blaming them.
This web site forms part of the study materials available on the teachernet website developed by the Department for Education and Skills in the UK.
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This web site lists 117 types of behaviours, the likely causes of the behaviour and methods, procedures and techniques to use. The site promotes American books and videos but contains some useful information nonetheless. It includes reference to - The Noisemaker, The Agitator, The Cheater, The Loner, The Loud Mouth, etc.