Date
18 September 2019
behaviour and learnng

Behaviour and learning
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​​Setting up the classroom for behaviours that support learning and wellbeing.

​Understanding behaviour

Learn about key concepts and terms related to behaviour and learning.

If students are learning successfully, if they are feeling connected, if they know that people care, they are less likely to behave in ways that jeopardise their opportunities to be part of that.

Ngaire Ashmore, Principal, Tangaroa College

Summary of important concepts:

Strategies for action

Four key strategies to support positive behaviours for learning

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Create a culture that supports positive behaviour for learning

Develop with students an environment that supports positive behaviour for learning.

Three suggestions for implementing this strategy:

Develop relationships to support learning and wellbeing

Good communication strategies are key to building relationships that foster understanding and cooperation.

Video hosted on Youtube http://youtu.be/iqXvXkFf8kc

Encourage a supportive peer culture. Recognise and value the practical support peers can give each other.

Four suggestions for implementing this strategy:

Integrate positive behaviour

Teach behaviour expectations by integrating them into the classroom programme. 

Video hosted on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/100662337

A high school teacher describes how she matches teaching strategies to the student’s interests, experiences, and needs.

Five suggestions for implementing this strategy:

Increase attention, encouragement, praise, and incentives

Work in close partnership with those that know the student well when a more individualised approach is needed.

Video hosted on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/113877187

Give more attention to behaviours that support learning and wellbeing than to behaviours that don't.

Four suggestions for implementing this strategy:

  1. ​Use praise

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    • Resources
  2. Consider using incentives

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    • Resources
  3. Encourage on-task behaviours

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    • Video
    • Resources
  4. Provide specific, constructive feedback

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    • Video
    • Resources

Key resources

Website

PB4L – Positive behaviour for learning

PB4L services and contact details. PB4L is for people throughout NZ schools and early childhood centres. Its programmes are for individuals, groups, schools, teachers, parents and whānau. Programmes offer tools for supporting positive behaviour in situations of clear need, and in more settled environments.

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Website

Wellbeing@School

This website supports schools to engage with the whole school community in a self-review process to promote a safe and caring school climate.

Publisher: SET-BC (Special Education Technology British Colu

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A process for assessing behaviour

This information sheet includes a series of questions to help assess a student’s behaviour.

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Information sheet: The role of attention, encouragement, praise and incentives in positive behaviour and learning

This information sheet provides ideas on the best use of incentives and praise in the classroom and school.

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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