Behaviour Management

Behaviour Management is a popular topic on our Facebook page. Students often act out when their usual teacher is away for the day. Here are some follower questions & the responses from other followers: Jennifer asks: "Hi all, does anyone have any behaviour management strategies for a 5/6 class? I feel like I've tried everything but they're just not working. I've kept them in at lunch, taken privileges away, tried to isolate them from other children, told them I'd be speaking to their class teacher and the deputy, but they refuse to listen. Today I sent one of them to another class, which I don't usually like to do because I don't want to involve other teachers, and asked him to fill out a behaviour reflection sheet. But we'll have to see how that goes. Some of them just aren't giving me the respect they should be. This is my

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Still Waters

Still Waters - A game to quieten K-3 students quickly *especially good to use before moving to a specialist lesson or assembly* 1. Tell the class that you will be playing a game called "Still Waters" throughout the day. They will know when the game starts when you say, "1,2,3,3,2,1 Still Waters has begun." 2. When they hear this they are to freeze and not say a word or move. 3. Time them to see how long they can stay still as a whole class.The goal is for them to break their best record. 4. You will hold your fist in the air and each time you see someone move or talk, you put a finger up and stop when you have all five up. Let the class know how many seconds they lasted for! 5. By this time you will have their attention and can give them instructions or

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South Australian Teachers – Registration Changes

*South Australian Teachers* - What type of Professional Development are you doing to meet the new requirements set by the Teachers Registration Board of SA? Teachers must now complete a minimum of 60 hours of PD to re-register. I went into a full panic when I heard this! It's hard to access PD when you're a relief teacher. After a few phone calls & emails, I'm feeling a little better about it now. I won't need to start recording my PD until 2015 but there are some of you who will be recording already. Easy PD is an app for teachers to keep a record of their professional development. It costs $0.99 but it's a handy way of keeping a record of activities, times & even photo evidence! You can also export your records via email. I'm not affiliated with the makers of this app, nor is this a sponsored

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