2.1 Behaviour management in the classroom

Behaviour management is important in the classroom, not least because it creates an appropriate environment for learning to take place. If there are clear boundaries then children are enabled to develop positive behaviour, such as respect, towards each other. Behaviour management also supports learning in a safe and calm environment.

Activity 4

Timing: Allow about 10 minutes

Take a few minutes to jot down the ways in which children’s behaviour is managed in your school or setting.

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You may have noted an emphasis on reacting to children’s behaviour once it has occurred, or you may have identified examples where negative behaviour was pre-empted and children directed towards more positive behaviour.

2 Managing a class or a group

2.2 Managing behaviour through reward charts