A quick blog to answer a query I’ve had about my experience of the changes in behaviour in my school since we’ve had our behaviour system. Just the first things that come to mind, there are lots more I’m sure.
Some teachers cry regularly
Sunday night fear
Timetable a source of grief: ” we get year 9 period 5 every day!”
A problem with the printer or computer was absolutely awful, as you needed that resource for your lesson, the lesson must keep moving otherwise you’ll lose them and not get them back all lesson…
Lessons after break and lunch were shit
Often hear swear words
Often experience overt rudeness eg “WHAT?! GOD!” when you asked a pupil to do something
Often experienced refusal e.g to pick up dropped litter
Seating plans for behaviour
Lesson plans for behaviour
Very often experienced “low profile rudeness” eg smirks, slow movements carrying out instructions, tone of voice
Sore throat after some lessons
Some pupils with ASD unable to cope in lessons due to noise
After: none of the above.