Behaviour seems intimidating some such behaviour


18-Jul-2017 21:53

Disciplining a child by displaying their name somewhere the whole class can see almost validates a misbehaving child’s desire for a response, or could even be seen as a goal for a child who has subscribed to a ‘naughty’ label as a sort of self-identity.Paul suggested a more effective method of keeping track of bad behaviour is to record the names of the children in question, but to do so privately in a notebook rather than in a place that is visible to the rest of the class.Students from Leeds University state that- “We do not label children; behaviour is a choice not an inherent personality trait and we believe that children can be nurtured towards making good choices.” people that follow this pedagogy can reinforce the effects of promoting positive behaviour.“Students benefit from classrooms where behaviour management is used to promote positive behaviours and encourage learning.” Through this; the children learn about the right behavioural expectations rather than the wrong.

However, Paul explained how doing this could not only be potentially damaging for a child’s self-esteem but also how it could in fact stimulate further bad behaviour from a child who actively seeks a reaction or acknowledgement from their peers.(2012) Available online: 30/09/14 M.h Siddiqui (2008) Guidance and Counselling. 94 Paul Dix (2014) Behaviour, Behaviour, Behaviour The Amygdala and emotions (2013) Available online: 29/09/14 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Amy’s response: Sanna has highlighted some interesting points from Paul Dix’s lecture on behaviour management.I too was surprised when Paul explained how some techniques I have become used to seeing in schools are perhaps not the most effective methods of managing behaviour.We normally see this happen and do not really question as to why the teacher was doing it, as it seems normal to publicise bad behaviour.



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