Behaviour Management Ideas ( excerpt from DJM Behaviour Management Resource – complied by Mandy DJM Teacher )
- Be prepared. Bring lessons or resources that you are comfortable using and that you know have been successful in motivation students.
- Arrive at the school in plenty of time.
- Find out as much relevant information as you need about the class, the school. Most schools have guidance notes or policies. Seek out ‘a friendly face’ to ask questions – Deputy, Learning Assistant, another teacher…Find the school’s Behaviour Management Policy – schools will have a reminder of rules & consequences in the classroom. It is important to know the school’s policies so that your management is in line with the schools.
- Try and assess your room & resources in it. Think about space available, position of desks, the resources you need…
- Start the day:
It is important you establish class rules. Making rules and setting limits is about effective discipline. Most behavioural management packages base their approach on the establishment of clear rules (rights) , rewards & consequences. This has proved effective as a long term strategy in a whole school approach. Now you must consider how you can reinforce the rules of the class.
There are options: you can choose to do any of these.
- Rely on the existence of established rules
- Acknowledging the existing rules
- Negotiate some rules
- Bring your own rules
* Pluses & Minuses of each of these options & much much more can be found in the DJM Behaviour Management Resource booklet.
Mandy says: Some Things to remember
- catch them being good
- good values guide good behaviour
- make sense of children’s emotions & feelings
- thinking affects feelings
Source: Behaviour Management Strategies : DJM Personnel Resource