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.

Influence in the Classroom: The Skilled Adult

Influence in the classroom: The skilled adult

This chapter begins by reflecting on how to identify good practice that helps to prevent behaviour problems. The beginning of a career in the classroom, the importance of determining the climate at the beginning of the year and lesson beginnings are covered before finishing, naturally enough, with exits!

Earlier discussion focused upon issues related to the changing role of schools and the shifts in power that may be taking place in classrooms. It is in the classroom that the strength or otherwise of a behaviour policy becomes manifest through relationships with the pupils and the classroom management skills of the adults. If a behaviour policy is a document and no more then it ...

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