Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Does Class Culture Affect Behaviour?

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Does Class Culture Affect Behaviour?

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Class culture is a powerful tool and can have a direct impact on behaviour. It starts with you: your attitude, your presence. You are the decisive element in your classroom.

Set the scene. Wear what you feel is professional dress, show your status as the teacher of the class and address the pupils in the way you want to be addressed.

Be mindful of your physical presence. Show that you are in control of your classroom by having open body language. Be approachable yet confident.

Find the key that unlocks each child's potential without forgetting that one key does not fit all the locks. Nurturing each child and investing your time and emotion will build the sense of teamwork within your class.

Foster independence by ensuring children take responsibility for their space. Jobs and class responsibilities are useful ways of promoting this. We are lucky that pupils take on responsibility very loudly. When they have a job, everyone knows it. This sharing of responsibility adds to a sense of class culture.

Through this nurturing and emotional investment, you are developing a culture full of positive relationships. …

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