Classroom Management - Thinking Point
Consider the Research - Starting Point
Research by Croll and Moses (2000) and Miller (1996) argued that teachers feel that 80 per cent of the causes of challenging behaviour amongst pupils are due to ‘within child’ or ‘home’ factors. This view is counteracted by research by Beaman and Wheldall (2000) who found:
• on-task behaviour of the same pupils varies across subjects and between teachers;
• when the level of teachers’ positive verbal interventions increases, there is an increase in the level of pupils’ on-task behaviour.
In session 1 (page 5) of the Behaviour and attendance training materials: core day 1 (Ref. DfES 0392-2003) there is a list of statements about common beliefs and attitudes held by teachers. Consider these two:
• the pupil who likes to be in trouble has yet to be born;
• good behaviour needs to be taught.
To what extent do you agree with the findings and statements above? What is your starting point?
- This resource is part of the DfES resource "Pedagogy and practice: Teaching and learning in secondary schools" (ref: 0423-2004G) which can be downloaded from the National Archives http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110809101133/nsonline.org.uk/node/97131 The whole resource (512 pages) can be downloaded as a pdf File:Pedagogy and Practice DfES.pdf
- The resource booklets, and many 'harvested' documents are available to download, generally in editable formats from the ORBIT resources, see Category:DfE.
- The videos from the accompanying DVDs are available: Video/Pedpack1 and Video/Pedpack2