Classroom Behaviour

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Classroom Behaviour

Effective classroom management of student behaviour is of paramount important in creating an environment where learning can take place. It is always a struggle to achieve and maintain because the nature and needs of our students is always varied and varying and we have little or no control over this. However, in spite of the challenge most teachers achieve this and some make it look effortless.

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The Classroom Behaviour Puzzle

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Achieving effective classroom management requires an understanding of the factors that influence it. Some of these like classroom organisation we have more control over whilst others like individual needs we do not and instead have to adapt our practice to overcome the challenge of them. Each of these nine factors is now explored further with useful strategies for outstanding practice:

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Classroom Organisation

How the organisation of the classroom affects learning and behaviour

Class Rules

Advice on establing a set of clear classroom rules that have been agreed with students

Consistent Application of Rules

Understanding how our inconsistencies in the application of rules impacts on behaviour and learning

Environmental Factors

Exploring how various environmental factors such as the weather can have significant impact on the behaviour of children and adolescents

Health and Well-Being

How a student's health and well-being affects their behaviour and learning

Individual Needs

Exploring how individual needs impacts on learning and behaviour within the classroom.

Social Dynamics of a Class

This article explores how a whole class, form or cohort may be viewed as more challenging than others. Includes advice about assessment and strategies.

Task Management

This is a detailed article on task management and its impact on learning and behaviour in the classroom

Student Teacher Relationship

An article exploring the teacher/student relationship and how this affects learning and behaviour in the classroom

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