Children who call out

South Australian classroom research reveals that teachers find low-level disruptive and disengaged student behaviours difficult to manage.[1] It is the relatively minor, frequent, and repetitive nature of the behaviours, rather than the less frequent aggressive and anti-social behaviours, that teachers find most challenging, which lead to stress and burnout [2] and contribute to poor workforce

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Unmotivated and disengaged

Children who are motivated to learn generally attend school regularly, do better academically and display pro-social classroom behaviour. Unfortunately, up to 20 per cent of students in any year are described as disengaged. [1] Angus, M., McDonald, T., Ormond, C., Rybarcyk, R., Taylor, A., & Winterton, A. (2009). Trajectories of classroom behaviour and academic … Continue

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Behaviour support and student management

Behaviour support and student management are key aspects of teaching and learning. Teachers and other school professionals are constantly required to respond to challenging, difficult or emotionally ‘needy’ students on a day-to-day basis. The following strategies can be used as part of general teacher practice or more formally through the establishment of individual learning plans, behaviour support

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