Model positive interactions

Early years

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You are enormously influential in setting the tone in your classroom.

Modelling involves the repeated demonstration of a desired behaviour to students and:

  • can be embedded within structured and unstructured activities, routines and transitions
  • is easy to implement 
  • does not require additional staff or resources.

Modelling positive interactions with peers and adults can foster social-emotional learning and includes:

  • joint attention
  • communication 
  • social skills
  • school-readiness
  • academic skills.

Modelling reinforces and embeds whole-class positive social behaviours in your classroom environment.

This practice will help students to

have greater social-awareness & social-management

use new skills during interactions

increase self-identity, self-worth, and a sense of belonging

This practice will help teachers to

develop a positive learning environment

strengthen relationships with students

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This practice is from the core research project