Published on March 23rd, 2013 | by What2Learn0
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:
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!
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