Top 10 Tips for Behaviour
1. Remain calm
Remain calm – if you are agitated then everyone will be agitated.
2. Model the behaviour
Model the behaviour that you want to see in your learners. If you yell or put down the students they are likely to do the same to you.
3. Establish behaviour expectations
Have some established behaviour expectations, preferably developed with the learners, and expect everyone to follow them including yourself.
4. Be firm
Be firm around the behaviour expectations and explain briefly how the learner is acting outside of the expectations and what they can do to change that.
5. Don't engage in long debate
Don’t engage in long debate at the time but give the learner a chance to respond. If that is going to impact on the rest of the class, make a time to talk about it later.
6. Avoid win/lose conflicts
Avoid win/lose conflicts. More often than not you lose the control and the learner becomes the manager of the situation.
7. Be clear
Be clear about the behaviour that doesn’t meet expectations and the consequences.
8. It's all about respect
Treat all respectfully and politely.
9. Acknowledge positive behaviours
Focus on acknowledging positive behaviours; this reinforces how to behave rather than how not to.
10. Ignore minor behaviours
Ignore or minimise minor behaviours instead of disrupting the learning.