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Helpful Articles

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Difficulty with Detention

May 18th, 2020|

Detention is one of the most common forms of behaviour management in schools, and also the least effective. Often when there is no lasting improvement in behaviour, there is a tendency to increase the punishment. Increasing punishment still doesn't improve behaviour, it only make it worse.

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When is it OK to behave badly?

May 11th, 2020|

Most behaviours are appropriate in the right setting. Expectations about what are appropriate behaviours in different settings are often not communicated. Teaching where different behaviours are expected in different settings is more effective behaviour management.

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When tactical ignoring backfires

May 3rd, 2020|

Not all effective behaviour management strategies work the same way for every child. If they don't work, try to find out why, and consider changing tactics.

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Give the kid a pen

April 25th, 2020|

If kids know they will be supported with everything they need to learn, then they can relax. This frees up their mind for the learning that’s to come. Kids need to be allowed the same latitude we give to adults if they make minor mistakes.

Seek first to understand – two real life examples

February 22nd, 2020|

There are always going to be times when we encounter that person who just doesn’t behave in the way we expect and our response can range from irritation and annoyance to frustration and even anger. How do we deal with this?

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Seek first to understand

February 16th, 2020|

Behaviour does not occur in isolation, it is triggered by the environment. We can find those triggers to make changes to the type of behaviours that occur.

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