Audience: Classroom teachers in secondary schools.
Student management can be one of the most challenging aspects of teaching. What is clear is that consistent and fair practices produce the best responses, especially when paired with specific techniques to build positive relationships. Part of this session will assist you to determine and set up clear and fair processes for yourself (in your classroom) and perhaps also for teams of teachers that you work with.
There are also occasions where students do not respond to clear and consistent practices. On these occasions, it can be easy to become frustrated or to question our own abilities. The information presented in this session will attempt to help you understand where some of these behaviours may be coming from and how to deal with them.
We will use a problem-based learning approach in this session to look at where we are in terms of student management, and what we need to do to get to where we want to go. With this approach results will be based on YOUR needs and your class.
- Low, Medium and High-level Behaviours
- Task: What type of Behaviour is this?
- Basic Strategies that Work
- Teachers make a Difference
- Building Positive Relationships
- Some Tips from Classroom Management Guru Bill Rogers
- Task: Classroom Strategies
- Restorative Justice
- Task: Attitudes in the Classroom (Poster)
About the instructor
Lauren Cook can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to teach. From the beginning of her career in 2001, she strove to understand what was at the basis of good teaching and learning.
Lauren spent many of her early years of teaching in brand new schools, where the exploration of best practice was at the forefront. Lauren undertook a variety of leadership roles from curriculum to professional learning to student management. She also joined the Faculty of Education at Deakin University to work with pre-service teachers.
In 2010, Lauren became an Assistant Principal but missed her role in the classroom. She now wants to focus more on teaching and learning, and contributing to developing professional networks of teachers committed to best practice.