Greeting your students as they enter the classroom

February 9th, 2015

Late last year a colleague of mine told me he had begun greeting each of his students as they entered the classroom before a lesson, after it was suggested at a PD he had attended. Almost immediately he noticed a shift in the behaviour of his students.  Students who were regularly disruptive were less so, […]

Angry or agitated student?

February 19th, 2012

Teachers often ask me what to do when a student becomes agitated or angry. The question is usually asked about a student who is repeatedly angry, causing disruption in the classroom, and a lot of stress for the teacher.  There are many issues and conditions that can lead to agitated or angry behaviour, from challenging […]

Writing a behaviour management plan

July 24th, 2011

The most effective whole school behaviour management plans are carefully thought out, based on all of the information available about the student and communicated well to other staff. Understandably schools need behaviour management plans to be written quickly. However, an afternoon spent gathering information about the child before writing the plan will help to build […]