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Respond constructively to student behaviour

Middle years
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Summary

How teachers respond to positive behaviour can contribute to a positive learning environment and can help prevent inappropriate behaviour. Constructive responses to behaviour:

  • use specific praise or reward systems
  • avoid a punitive response.

Constructive responses to behaviour can help students who have difficulty staying on task, completing work, or regulating themselves in class.

This practice will help students to

engage

build self-esteem

stay on task

This practice will help teachers to

increase teachable moments

stay calm

strengthen relationships with students

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This practice is from the core research project