Teaching

Published on March 23rd, 2013 | by What2Learn

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Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment




QTS Part One (Teaching), Strand Seven: Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment.

Amplification of scope:

  • Have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy.
  • Have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly.
  • Manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to involve and motivate them.
  • Maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary.

What will your mentors be looking for?

  • A positive classroom environment in which students are enabled to achieve;
  • Appropriate professional relationships;
  • Consistently professional use of verbal communication;
  • Students being keen to contribute positively;
  • Differentiation within planning to ensure different needs are being met;
  • Lesson planning provides appropriate challenge for the students.
  • Routines in place for the starts and ends of lessons.
  • Seating plans in place and used.



What evidence could you include?

  • Lesson observations which make reference to positive relationships within the classroom;
  • Seating plans which show careful consideration of the placement of pupils. It is good practice to annotate your copy of the seating plan with prior attainment data, SEN info, etc.
  • Evidence of students contributing positively within class through lesson observations or evidence of peer evaluation tasks;
  • Evidence of positive rewards being given to students (merits, post cards, etc), though these should make it clear what the reward has been given for.
  • Lesson plans in which you should that you have thought carefully about how to extend the learning of different groups within the class;
  • Lesson plans in which activities have been designed to develop specific values, attitues or behaviours in your class;
  • Develop positive relationships with pupils through participation in extra-curricular activities;
  • Demonstrate through assessment evidence of high expectations;
  • Evidence of sanctions being taken (in line with school behaviour policy) when students have failed to meet expectations… it will happen!

Videos

behaviour management Behaviour management techniques at work with a tough Year 9 class.
Establishing ground rules with a new Year 6 class.

Recommended links

Setting the tone.

Six behaviour management mistakes.

Getting behaviour management right for the new term.

Managing behaviour in the classroom.

Detailed guidance on all strands of the QTS Standards and a free online portfolio for collating and managing your evidence towards meeting all of the Standards is available here.

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