And other non-verbal tips Despite the best planning, organization, and behaviour management, we can still find ourselves on the back foot wondering “How did I ever get here?! What's wrong with these kids?!" We cannot control others, but we can control how we respond to challenging behaviour and classroom disruptions. Here are a few quick tips for planning our response to these issues when they arise. Beware of non-verbals One of my colleagues recently told me I looked upset.
Always remember: You are the adult! In light of the shocking statistics I highlighted in my recent article about problematic behaviour, teacher training and career longevity, the Classroom Management Solutions Series is focusing on easy-to-use strategies for teachers to use in their classrooms. If you are new to the field or find yourself throwing your hands up wondering “What on earth can I do?!”, here are a few tips to make sure you give you and your students the best chan
We all have it. Here's how to fight back. Teaching and learning in the virtual environment is tough! Students are disengaged, curriculum norms have been thrown out the window, timelines to return to school change on a weekly basis, and being honest... that *MUTE ALL* button has become our favorite platform feature. The temptation to wallow in frustration, self-doubt, and the "When is this going to end?" mentality is a question we wrestle with on a daily basis. Here are a few
It begins with you! Over the next few months, we will explore tried and tested evidence-based classroom management strategies that can improve behaviour and engagement, minimize disruptions, and create the type of ecosystem that allows students and staff to thrive. Healthy classroom ecosystems have routines and systems that allow students and staff to flourish. These classrooms permit its members to co-construct meaningful learning experiences, develop learning outcomes, and
Behaviour: What the statistics say One leading cause of teacher burnout is an inability to manage and correct behavioural challenges in the classroom. Between 22-33% of teachers leave the profession due to problematic behaviours including disrespect and inattentiveness (Friedman, 1995). Furthermore, a 2015 longitudinal study published by the US National Center Education for Statistics (NCES) found this figure to be 17%. Whichever way you look at this problem, when 17-33% of p