Interesting article from the Guardian on how to stay positive and help your own wellbeing. Nothing revolutionary, but wise counsel nonetheless.
‘Hands up’ means that all the keen, able, confident kids in the room put their hands up and their names go up on the smiley side of the board and accumulate lots of ticks against them. They get loads of praise, and their sense of self-worth is reinforced. Then the others, who realise that they will probably not […]
At the end of the day today, when you’re tidying your desk and getting ready to go to the pub, or to football, or home, or whatever your thing is on Friday, take a moment before logging off your school management system. Look through your registers and find three kids who have properly earned your praise […]
So you have your classroom set up for Positive Behaviour Management. The students understand your system. You have greeted them at the door, and you have managed to find some good behaviour to commend by noting someone’s name on the positive side of your board. As you hasten over to write their name on the board you […]