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Struggling at school - behaviour

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by laylala, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. laylala

    laylala New commenter


    A primary school teacher in year 3. Had an amazing year last year but moved schools this year.

    Finding that I cannot manage my class this year. Nothing seems to work! I follow the behaviour policy to T. I tried to be kind and quiet and mellow as I was in my previous school. This didn’t work. I’ve become a a monster at this school! Shouting and raising my voice. I almost don’t recognise myself.

    Anyway it’s driving me crazy and really bringing me down as I feel so low and **** at my job.

    Any tips? Thanks!
  2. starbuck

    starbuck New commenter

    This must be really difficult, but we've all been there at some point. I have found that targeting specific behaviour and creating a behaviour plan helps. I know this sounds simplistic but bear with me; I create a description of the behaviour, a rationale for change ( obviously something like learning cannot take place effectively while behaviour persists) this rationale helps if managers question the time and effort being spent on the issue. I then create a strategy, usually best to do this collegiately with a manager or colleague. The next step is to implement the strategy fully, consistently, and ensure all adults in class implement your strategy too ( this isn't always possible but do what you can). Try to keep a continuous assessment of the success, or not, of the strategy. Above all, implement your strategy confidently! Behaviour change takes time so don't be disheartened. I hope this helps
    Lalad likes this.

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