Better teaching : Behaviour

Teams, not individuals, change schools
Class discipline is a preresquesite for any teaching, yet few teachers want to discuss it - why not?
Most of the links on this website tacitly assume that the students are interested in their own learning - but that's a big, big assumption.
The biggest problem in education that no one takes seriously
From Tom Bennett
Series of video clips from Tom Bennett on different behavioural issues From
Top Ten Tips for Behaviour Management From
What keeps me awake at night - My duty to care even if they couldn't care less A despairing teacher - and not at all uncommon.
From tes
Some recommendations on what options to take to improve discipling in schools Blogpost from psychologist Daniel Willingham
The Hidden Contract    
The term was coined by Timothy F. Slater, University of Arizona Astronomy Department Link His paper is entitled: When Is a Good Day Teaching a Bad Thing? In pdf format
“No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship,” Talk to your students. Beautiful post from Annie Huynh.
Have a seating plan Without a seating plan you're a sitting duck
From Tom Bennett at
5 Ways to Get Students to Listen Some nice ideas from
Teaching techniques for inattentive and overactive children
pdf document with lots of useful ideas
Carol Dweck on the power of "Yet" YouTube. 1 minute
Five Quick Classroom Management Tips for Novice Teachers From
A blogpost which contains links to numerous resources From
Study finds the 5 most effective teacher preparation tips And number one is classroom management. From
To Help Students Learn, Appeal to What They Value From
20 Ways To Get A Noisy Classroom’s Attention From
How to deal with behaviour issues once the honeymoon period with a new class has ended. 44 min Q&A video from Tom Bennett with the TES
Advice book: The Behaviour Guru: Behaviour Management Solutions for Teachers By Tom Bennett - the link is to the page
One teacher's experience on trying to harness boys' higher energy levels

When penalizing them doesn't work.
Blogpost from

Remember: if you're wrong then you need to apologise also One of my old blogposts
Sometimes I'm just grumpy Happens us all - blogpost from me from a few years back
How I Became an Unfair Teacher Very honest report courtesy of
But remember you don't necessarily want to have complete control over all aspects of the class. The best learning can occur in 'messy' classrooms.
People labelled ‘stubborn, defiant rule-breakers’ as children grow up to earn a higher income, a new study finds. Link From
School Management    
A lot of the responsibility for behaviour in school should rest with management. 'Sink or swim' is not an appropriape policy.
From blogger Tom Sherrington in the Guardian
It’s the behaviour, stupid! Turning a tough school into a good school Mr Lock’s Weblog
Order in the classroom is strongly related to school performance From oecdeducationtoday
A new study shows that rebellious adolescent behavior is a positive indicator for success as an entrepreneur As long as you’re a man, and you don’t get caught.
Catherine Tate pushes new teacher to the limit YouTube comedy sketch
New teacher? Don't go in all guns blazing - it will backfire YouTube. 3 mins
"You can't teach children to behave better by making them feel worse. When children feel better, they behave better."

"The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving of ways." @WeAreTeachers 24 Oct