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Classroom Management by Jonathan Solity, Phillip Feldman, Shirley Bull

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5

Leading Them into ‘Good’ Habits

INTRODUCTION

In this chapter we are concerned with what happens once the room is occupied, when teacher and pupils come together to form a working group. How does the teacher manage this social context in which children’s behaviour takes place?

Like any organised group, the class group has a leader, in this case of course, their teacher. We therefore consider first a teacher’s role in her capacity as leader, in particular examining the importance of her behaviour and responsibilities in this role. Next we consider teacher expectations about children’s behaviour. How can you be sure that pupils are really clear about what you expect of them? Finally we outline some of the procedures which teachers use to help ...

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