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Behaviour Management

Discussion in 'Primary' started by smiley786, May 15, 2011.

  1. smiley786

    smiley786 New commenter

    Hi,
    We are currently trialling a new behaviour system. All children are say on the sun. When a child misbehaves, we discreetly remove name and write child's name in book and explain to child on their own the reason. if removed 3 times in a week, miss golden time.
    I am finding that this isn't working for me. We had a behaviour management INSET whereby traffic light system was criticised but I dont think that means that we need to remove names discreetly.
    How does your behaviour management work?
     
  2. greta444

    greta444 New commenter

    I give them a good bol*ocking in front of the class so that none of the others will think of misbehaving. Can't do with all this secret telling off/reasoning etc.
     
  3. If the bad behaviour is in front of the whole class then surely the reprimand should be also - unless it will play into their hands. I sometimes take a child into the corridor to tell them off so that they don't have an audience - but that's for my own benefit.
    Couldn't the name be removed to a little blcak cloud or something?
     
  4. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Senior commenter

    I'm not surprised the OP's system doesn't work, it sounds rubbish.
     
  5. I'm a firm believer in positive reinforcement.
    Children don't 'lose' their golden time, they earn it if they're well behaved. I hate all this techniques which focus on the negative :(
     
  6. smiley786

    smiley786 New commenter

    Thank you all for your replies. You have assured me that I am not wrong in my thinking that this discrete thing is not working.
    When the behaviour is in front of the class, i feel reluctant to say anything as I am trying to follow school's system. It just doesnt seem to be working for me. I did have a good system in place but can't use it as we are trialling this discrete system.
     
  7. We use the tried and tested smiley and sad face!! This is a whole school approach from Rec to Year 6 and I've never seen something so effective. If my class (Yr 6) are being noisy, I just pick the pen up to write someone's name, and there's silence!
    Above each happy/sad face is a hierachy of rewards and sanctions e.g. one tally next to their name is a sticker, 2 tallies a raffle ticket, 3 is a praise note home, 4 is a pupil award and 5 is a special visit to SLT.
    It really does work, as long as it's consistently used and not used ***** nilly (I've only had one child with 5 tallies since September!)
     

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