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Psychology of behaviour management (part 3)

In the last posts, I briefly examined some of the key ideas and limitations of offering rewards and sanctions, and restorative approaches. Both of these tackle the issue of behaviour at an individual level; in this post I want to … Continue reading

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The psychology of behaviour management (part 2)

A frequent observation in schools is that the same children tend to end up in detention over and over again. The belief that ‘punitive’ approaches to school discipline were proving ineffective or even counter-productive has led to an interest in … Continue reading

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The psychology of behaviour management (part 1)

The topic of behaviour management and the problems teachers face in dealing with disruption to lessons continues to evoke strong argument within the profession. The extent of the problem was explored in a 2014 paper by Terry Haydn which argued … Continue reading

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The ‘artificial science’ of teaching: System vs Individual competence

Over the last two posts, I’ve been exploring the extent to which teaching is a natural ability and whether there is a formal or ‘professional’ body of knowledge or set of skills required for effective teaching. In summary: The ability … Continue reading

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The ‘artificiality’ of teaching

In my last post, I argued that the universality and the spontaneous development of teaching leads to the conclusion that teaching is a natural ability. The post generated some really interesting responses, but one from @informed_edu made a direct attempt … Continue reading

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Talking about the behaviour in our lessons

With the start of a new school year, behaviour management is a worthwhile focus. Whether one is a new teacher or simply new to a school, getting to grips with the behaviour management system of a school is an understandable … Continue reading

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Using student surveys to measure the impact of coaching

Evaluating the impact of professional development is remarkably difficult. Typically it stops at evaluation forms at the end of an INSET session, but it’s difficult to know whether even highly positive ratings equate to any change in teacher practice or … Continue reading

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Bill Rogers and behaviour management

Bill Rogers will be familiar to many teachers, but with some people coming into the profession through Teach First or GTP they may not have come into contact with his behaviour management strategies. Headteacherguru blog: Behaviour Management: A Bill Rogers … Continue reading

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Behaviour for learning

Behaviour for learning becomes a coaching focus in the New Year. Click through to some of the resources to support BfL coaching below: Behaviour for Learning resources

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