This book provides insights into contemporary issues that inform better behavior management in schools and offers practical advice for improvement through policy, communications, and practice.

The Positive Framework of the School and Classroom

The positive framework of the school and classroom

In this chapter the positive elements that support effective behaviour management policy and practice are considered through the three ‘R's: rights, rules and rewards. The accepted practices of praising pupils and reward systems are subject to close scrutiny and exercises provide opportunities to clarify thinking and practice on these crucial positive areas of behaviour management in schools.

The buttresses of school behaviour policies are the positive aspirations that are encapsulated in statements about rights, rules and rewards that the school see as essential to their success. These statements and the discussion that leads to them are as significant, indeed more significant, than decisions about sanctions that are so dominant in behaviour ...

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