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Discussion in 'Behaviour' started by Dobbinstar, Jun 11, 2011.
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Might sound a bit obvious, but I usually find that in many institutions there is an enormous disparity of knowledge between staff members as to what the rules actually are. So why not clarify to everyone exactly what the policy is on behaviour; what behaviours are prohibited or permitted; what the sanction procedures are; what the options available to teachers are in the event of disturbance or poor behaviour; who is responsible for what point on the ladder of escalation, etc?
Another good group activity is to have (with permission) video footage (do we still call it video? I don't know. I teach Humanities. What is 'computer'?) of teachers with classes where things are going just a little bit wrong, and people can critique it- what should have happened, why the problem occurred, improved, worsened, etc. If you have balls of steel you can have some footage from one of your lessons, even if it isn't perfect. It's really helpful to actually see some teaching/ behaviour in order to talk about it.