Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

The Behaviour Question: News

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

The Behaviour Question: News

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Isn't behaviour management ultimately the result of a teacher's personality? If so, no amount of reading blogs or following tips and advice can really make a difference. I've never found following advice to be much help. In fact, it often seems to make things worse. So are teachers who are not naturally gifted with behaviour management skills destined never to be much good at it?

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Behaviour management can be learned in the same way that any skill can. It is dependent on adopting a range of strategies that can be passed on from one teacher to another. To say that it is the personality of the teacher implies that there is some sort of inborn gift of behaviour management. This is not true.

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I think some people find it easier to master the skill than others do, but it can be taught. Otherwise, all teachers would be exactly as good at behaviour management as they were when they were newly qualified. A lot of it is about self-belief and being prepared never to give up, to accept knock-backs and to try new strategies. …

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