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Positive Discipline in the Classroom

Teachers will continue to ensure that positive behaviour is given recognition through the school wide incentive scheme and classroom incentive schemes. The staff is committed to increasing communication between teachers and students and between school and home. Students will know when they have chosen a behaviour that is unacceptable. Our goal is to help children see that they are responsible for their behaviour and in control of themselves. The choice is always with the student.
 
The ability of the teacher and all school staff to prevent and respond to student misbehaviour determines whether or not meaningful classroom learning occurs.
This plan is based on the “Thinking and Caring Approach to Classroom Management” and on the premise that all children will misbehave at some time (Barry Bennett and Peter Smilanich).
Through the implementation of “Classroom Management: Thinking and Caring Approach”, teachers are encouraged to be reflective practitioners and to bring their practice to a conscious level. This will increase teacher understanding of how effective teachers prevent and respond to misbehaviour to create a learning environment that encourages student learning.
 
This policy is guided by the beliefs that:
  • Teachers are critical thinkers and life-long learners
  • Theory assists teachers in understanding why particular approaches work
  • Teacher change occurs most readily in a supportive environment
  1. Each member of the school community including all staff, students and parents/carers is expected to:
    • be punctual and professional
    • abide by the school code of conduct to help maintain a positive learning environment.
    • show Respect for Self, Respect for Others, Respect for Learning, Respect for the School and Respect for the Community.
  2. Each teacher will develop a classroom code of behaviour which will contribute to a positive learning environment. This code of behaviour will be communicated and discussed with the students in the first weeks of school. It will be reviewed frequently.
  3. Teachers will continue to ensure that positive behaviour is given recognition through the school wide incentive scheme and classroom incentive schemes. The staff is committed to increasing communication between teachers and students and between school and home.
    Students will know when they have chosen a behaviour that is unacceptable.
Our goal is to help children see that they are responsible for their behaviour and in control of themselves. The choice is always with the student.
 
Here are some documents giving more information
 
 
 

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