Behaviour Management by @teach_well

Name: Tarjinder Gill
Twitter:  @teach_well
Sector:  Primary
Position: Teacher Adviser
5 Bits of Advice About: Behaviour management

  1. School rules and class rules should basically be the same. Ideally there should be no more than 5.
  2. Children do not need to be involved in making the rules. It’s a nice idea but I have never seen a difficult child make better choices because they signed the class charter.
  3. Log all incidents and check if there is a pattern.
  4. If you work in an unreasonable school that makes you take children on visits regardless of behaviour, insist the parent being there is on the risk assessment.
  5. Remember that most children do not exhibit unreasonable behaviour. Those that do, do so for a reason, that reason is rarely if ever, you.

Organising Your Classroom by @teach_well

Name: Tarjinder Gill
Twitter: @teach_well
Sector:  Primary
Subject: All subjects
Position: Teacher/Consultant
5 Bits of Advice About: Organising your classroom

  1. Labels are important both for you and your pupils. For younger children try to incorporate an image.
  2. Theme your draws – put resources for particular units or (in primary) subjects together. This avoids a lot of time being wasted – yours, the TAs, the pupils.
  3. Have a home for books – textbooks and pupils books. It makes the class look infinitely well organised.
  4. Do the first organisation yourself. It can be tempting to let the TA do it but YOU need to know where everything is!!
  5. Classrooms don’t have to be perfect but if disorganisation starts to impact on lessons ask for help, don’t leave it hoping it will go away.