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Guiding Principles. All staff are responsible for managing attendance, punctuality and behaviour in any campus or college activity.

Guiding Principles

Managers want to work with you to support and maintain this. The message to students is deliberately simple. The rationale for this is research has shown students retain clear, simple messages better than lots of rules and regulations. Student Charter Agreement. What's Changed for September? Throughout 2015-16 we have worked with RTUs and staff to improve our response to poor engagement of students.

What's Changed for September?

The ‘rules’ / expectations of students are now: What's changed for September? Quick Guide Chart. Celebrations and Sanctions. Staff Guide. You should ensure that you have familiarised yourself with the 'guiding principles' of The Sheffield College's 'Positive Engagement Policy and Disciplinary Procedure.' What does 'be ready, be respectful, be safe' mean in practice?

Staff Guide

Attend all your programme, including English, maths and tutorials (if applicable). Register Mark Codes. My Hub App. Positive Engagement Policy and Disciplinary Procedure. Positive-Engagement Booklet. Student Charter. Student Charter Agreement. Behaviour. Upload.


Ofsted: Improving attendance and punctuality. Monitor noise levels with bouncy balls. Behaviour Management. Pivotal Tips. Paul Dix- Behaviour. Paul Dix- Behaviour, Relationships, Learning. Behaviour - Low Level Disruption. Low Level Disruption.

Behaviour - Low Level Disruption

Can you kick it? Yes, you can. A stream cuts a score down a mountain until it becomes a ravine, and then a valley. It doesn’t do this because it’s powerful. It succeeds by persistence and patience, using the same weapon with which a weed splits a paving slab: time. Behaviour Management: A Bill Rogers Top 10. Behaviour Management Strategies from Bill Rogers Without doubt the greatest personal challenge I’ve faced as a teacher was moving from the Sixth Form college in Wigan where I started teaching, to Holland Park School in London in my mid-20s.

Behaviour Management: A Bill Rogers Top 10

How to manage behaviour in the classroom. Behaviour management tip 1 Get in and get out quickly with your dignity intact.

How to manage behaviour in the classroom

TES classroom behaviour. The Butterfly Effect: Behaviour Management. Anyone who knows me will be aware of my penchant for Monster energy drinks (there are other brands available).

The Butterfly Effect: Behaviour Management

At the start of my 50 minute drive to work in the morning, I tend to ‘crack’ open the can in the hope that I will have slowly consumed the 500ml of chemical infused liquid by the time I arrive at work, where I will be all set for the day ahead. One morning last week, I made a small (bad) decision at the start of my journey that had a knock on effect for the rest. So the bad decision I made? Six behaviour management mistakes. It is seen as fundamental to effective teaching and without it, teachers flee the workforce.

Six behaviour management mistakes

After all, calm classrooms are pre-requisite to children’s learning. However it eludes many a teacher, and nearly a quarter of all resigning teachers cite poor pupil behaviour as the main reason for leaving, according to a DfES 2003 study. Yet there are key principles of managing behaviour that, if mastered, can really help teachers perform in the classroom. According to Andy Vass, co-author of several behaviour management books and former consultant to the DfES, teacher attitude is crucial. “This is because the way teachers manage behaviour is based on the attitudes and beliefs they hold.” Dealing with the difficult – tips and tricks for effective behaviour for learning. Behaviour management is one of the toughest parts of any teacher’s job.

Dealing with the difficult – tips and tricks for effective behaviour for learning

Difficulties arise because we’re not just standing up and teaching a lesson to a group of children or young adults, we also have the responsibility of managing the relationships and interactions within our classrooms. Essentially teachers have to teach, enable the learning we aim for, and create the required atmosphere. Managing Today's Classroom. Classroom Rewards Reap Dividends for Teachers and Students. All teachers prefer to rely on their students' intrinsic motivation to encourage them to come to school, do their homework, and focus on classroom activities, but many supplement the internal drive to succeed with external rewards.

The teachers say rewards -- free time, school supplies, or tasty treats -- can help kids master the expectations of acceptable classroom behavior and scholastic achievement. Included: Ten tips for using rewards in the classroom! "I don't know if it is any more appropriate to use rewards with inner city students than other students, but I have seen it work," said Kristina Campbell, a fourth-grade teacher in Indianapolis. "My students come from backgrounds that I couldn't even imagine at their age. Strategies for Reaching Quiet, Disengaged, Struggling, and Troublemaking Students. As a new high school history teacher, reaching a diverse array of learners posed my biggest challenge. Well into my third year on the job, I neither fully understood nor appreciated the unique strengths and challenges that my pupils brought with them. Now, after nine years in the classroom and learning from numerous failures, I still don't claim to have mastered the art of teaching or connecting with every kind of student, but I do have some thoughts on how to avoid my rookie mistakes.

The Quiet Student I wonder whether teachers are right to encourage introverted students to "come out of their shells. " Independent Thinking - Blog. As an NQT, in my first term of teaching, nobody had told me how to 'do duty'. To make matters worse there was a drizzle in the air and it was Friday afternoon. In those days schools used to have an afternoon break, but now it's deemed too dangerous! I was standing on the corner of the playground observing the scene. Children laughing, playing football, skulking. Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion. Back to school Part 2: Relationships. This series of #backtoschool blogs summarises much of my thinking as it’s developed over the past few years and is aimed at new or recently qualified teachers. Each area has been distilled to 5 ‘top tips’ which I hope prove useful to anyone embarking on a career in teaching. Developing Positive Teacher-Student Relations.

Icebreakers. Own your room. Not all teachers have the luxury of their own classroom; many have to move from room to room for their lessons, but regardless, one of the biggest pieces of advice that I give to teachers when managing classroom behaviour is to OWN YOUR ROOM. When I started out teaching, I would often arrive at my classroom 2 minutes before the lesson to find students already in the room, sometimes eating/drinking, on phones, generally treating the place as a common room, rather than place of learning. This put me on the back foot as a teacher. I couldn’t arrange the tables as I saw fit, so would try to involve the learners in moving the room around (mayhem). Entry Ticket. The 8 Minutes That Matter Most. I am an English teacher, so my ears perk up when writers talk about their process. Classroom Culture. Behavior Expectations and How to Teach Them. The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations. In 1968, two researchers conducted a fascinating study that proved the extent to which teacher expectations influence student performance.

Positive Engagement through restorative approaches. I joined a group of colleagues in getting advanced training in restorative practice about 5 years ago. Pivotal Podcast – Managing Behaviour – get practical advice on managing behaviour in your classroom. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:03 — 15.9MB) | Embed Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Conflict Resolution. Conflict, or more specifically, interpersonal conflict, is a fact of life, and particularly of organisational life. It often emerges more when people are stressed, for example, when there are changes on the horizon, or when everyone is under pressure because of a looming deadline.

Level up Mindset 4 by 4. Praise: The good, the bad and the ugly. “Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open and the rules are flexible” Virginia Satir Sanctions and praise have always gone hand in hand. The old adage of ‘carrot and stick’ rings true for many.

Podcast: Students Interview Carol Dweck about Growth Mindset. Engaging Without Carrots & Sticks. CC Image from. Motivating students beyond carrot and stick. Motivation and barriers to learning for young people not in education employment or training. How to Motivate Learning: Alternatives to Rewards. One of the first and most important rules of behavior management is that when you take something away, you need to give something back. 99 Ways to Say "Very Good" More carrot and more stick; more love, more warmth, more discipline.