2 Managing a class or a group

There have been many approaches to managing behaviour in the classroom. Depending on your cultural background, age, educational setting or even your choice of reading matter, you may have come across some or all of the techniques shown in Figure 2.

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Figure 2 Examples of behaviour management techniques

Certainly not all of these would be sanctioned in today’s climate of children’s rights and our knowledge of child psychology. However, there is no single agreed method of managing behaviour and different techniques work with different children.

1.2 Goals of misbehaviour

2.1 Behaviour management in the classroom