If a child doesn’t know how to read, we teach.
If a child doesn’t know how to drive, we teach.
If a child doesn’t know how to multiply, we teach.
If a child doesn’t know how to behave, we…punish??
Teaching positive behaviour
Don’t tell students what not to do, tell them what to do. Clear expectations.
Consistency and concreting behaviour. It’s all well and good to say “have respectful behaviour”, but what is respect? “Put your rubbish in the bin, not the floor” is concrete.
Co-construct expectations to craft agentic learners.
Expectations should be visually and audibly visible.
Behaviour learning is habit learning.
8 repetitions to learn something for the first time.
28 to replace one habit with another.
Give regular feedback for behaviour.
Getting tough doesn’t benefit our students:
it’s not preventative, educative, good for relationships, effective
There needs to be a consistent response to behaviour, managed by me if it’s minor, higher management the more serious the issue is.
PB4L Teaching for Positive Behaviour, Tracy Rohan
Link for download: Teaching for PB4L
ABCs of behaviour (Antecedent, Behaviour, Consequence)
Talk about the behaviour as observable, measurable, recognisable behaviour, not internalised.