There is no doubt that managing student behaviour in the classroom takes a lot of teacher energy. Student misbehaviour saps positive energy from the whole class. It is the most destructive force in the classroom for teachers and, not surprisingly, is the biggest stressor for students.
You might as well bash your head against the wall if managing student behaviour incorrectly. For some teachers, it is like Groundhog Day. Same students - same behaviours - same behaviour management strategies - same outcome. Some teachers persist with strategies that don't work and, strangely enough, get the same result.
For others, managing student behaviour is second nature.
Interesting, isn't it?
We explore the concept of the classroom community in this unit.
The Classroom Community is the starting point for all strategies you employ in managing student behaviour in your classroom. Or rather, it should be.
Whether you are in the classroom full time, part time or on a casual basis, the sense of community in the classroom dictates your chance of success.
We look at what makes a community and how this relates to a classroom.
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Managing student behaviour generates strong feeling.