To say it is hard work to embed new habits is a huge understatement.
Embedding great behaviour in classes is something that is completely bizarrely not frequently discussed. Some nonsense about getting the lessons right equating with good behaviour has become a prevalent belief. More nonsense about behaviour being simply all about ‘positive relationships’ has further muddied the water.
The result is that teachers don’t spend enough time thinking about and talking about straightforward methods to front-load behaviour expectations. Often, good behaviour is expected and behaviour is only…
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