Re:Challenging BehaviourChaotic start to the class/ day video
It is often the children who present with the most challenging behaviour and those with SEND that need consistency more than most. Children will push the barriers and see what they can get away with, whether they have SEND or not! At times, approches may have to be adapted or additional provision put in place, but I feel that consistency in a class and school play a key part in behaviour management.
Schools schould have a simple and effective behaviour system in place that all chidlren and staff are aware of. This system should also focus on the positives. It is also important to look for underlying factors that may be presenting as beahavioural issues, as these need to be addressed.
Barriers to Learning (Teachers)
Challenging Behaviour Chaotic start to the class/ day video by Conor Hogan - Monday, 14 January 2013, 10:43 AM
With regard to the above video, namely from the Challenging Behaviour and the video " Chaotic start to the class/ day" I believe it is a very informative video. As a student teacher myself I was particularly strong on classroom management and always believed and still do that " consistency" is key to success in this regard. Then when I began to teach in a school which had a lot of inner city problems and children with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour I found that I was feeling as if I should allow more leniency to pupils who presented with problems. When I began to drop my level of consistency and began allowing for challenging behaviours and children with special needs the whole class behaviour dropped significantly - in a similar way to the male teacher in this video. I feel that I am now more aware of barriers to learning, however I wonder if any of you may have good techniques that you use when attempting to keep good classroom management but also being inclusive of certain special needs pupils, can you share them here thank you?