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Classroom Management by Jonathan Solity, Phillip Feldman, Shirley Bull

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8

Working on the Positives

INTRODUCTION

Directly or indirectly a teacher influences the majority of consequences her pupils receive for behaving appropriately in class. This chapter is concerned with the effective management of these consequences so as to get ‘good’ behaviour established and keep the children behaving in the ways desired.

Once again we highlight the importance of careful preparation. We suggest ways in which you can prepare yourself so as to maximise your success. We discuss the consequences you might arrange, emphasising the value of your own praise and offering guidelines for choosing other rewards. We go on to consider how to make the most effective use of these positive consequences in strengthening and maintaining ‘good’ ...

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