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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 We encourage competitions and rewards, providing all students have a fair chance of obtaining a reward. All students are expected to sign up to the Student Charter agreement which explains our commitment to them and what is expected of them. Any sanctions used should aim to develop skills and restore positive relationships and cohesion.

Regardless of how late a student is to the session, access should be allowed, unless in exceptional cases when the student’s behaviour is dangerous. Developing skills and restoring cohesion. 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? Managers have pledged to be out and about more to support positive engagement. 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). Show respect to others by not swearing. Use your mobile phone in class for learning only, as directed by staff. Register Mark Codes. My Hub App. Positive Engagement Policy and Disciplinary Procedure. Positive-Engagement Booklet. Student Charter. Student Charter Agreement. Behaviour. Upload Hannah Tyreman Loading...


Working... ► Play all Behaviour Hannah Tyreman46 videos25 viewsUpdated today Play all. Ofsted: Improving attendance and punctuality. Managing pupil behaviour is all in the eyebrow. Monitor noise levels with bouncy balls. Why I love… Challenging Apathy. This has been on my mind for a long time and hopefully this will quiet the little demons in my mind that make me continuously think about things!

Why I love… Challenging Apathy

Apathy defined as a: NOUN – lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern: 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. 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

Having established the idea in my mind that I was a pretty good teacher, it was a massive shock to discover that in my new context, I was a novice. How to manage behaviour in the classroom. Behaviour management tip 1 Get in and get out quickly with your dignity intact We know that to effectively deliver sanctions the message needs to be simple, clear and non-negotiable; in practice it is easy to get caught up in a lengthy argument or confrontation.

How to manage behaviour in the classroom

Focus on moving in, delivering your sanction as discreetly as possible and then moving out quickly. 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? Well, rather than rid the cup holders in my car of the empty cans of past drives, I decided to leave them be.

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. 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. 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! 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. 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. 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. I've found the advice handy for lesson planning, too. That's because both writing and planning deal with craft. Classroom Culture. Behavior Expectations and How to Teach Them. Imagine that a student enters an English class to find that it's that most dreaded of days -- graded paper pass-back day.

As he receives his paper, his teacher begins to criticize him for his mistakes saying, "You should have known better than to write your thesis that way. " What if the teacher went on to add, "That's the third time this month. 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 expectations influence performance positively, and negative expectations influence performance negatively. Positive Engagement through restorative approaches. I joined a group of colleagues in getting advanced training in restorative practice about 5 years ago. It was the best training I have ever received – and any of my colleagues will confirm I am a bonafide grumpy pants so I don’t offer praise on CPD stuff openly! 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. Podcast: Students Interview Carol Dweck about Growth Mindset. Engaging Without Carrots & Sticks. 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. 99 Ways to Say "Very Good"

More carrot and more stick; more love, more warmth, more discipline.