Effective school staff are critical to developing safe and inclusive classrooms, where students are supported and engaged in learning. A whole-school approach to curriculum provision, using a continuum of support, caters for the learning needs of all students. This includes those in need of learning support or behaviour support; those who have educational support needs arising from disability; those who are gifted and talented; and those learning English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D), or a combination of these.
Successful teachers define, teach, reteach and model the expected behaviours. They provide regular opportunities for students to practice the expected behaviours in the settings in which they will be used. They also actively supervise students, promote the expected behaviour, prevent and correct inappropriate behaviour and acknowledge positive behaviour continuously.
Great teachers differentiate behaviour support practices and strategies, based on data related to student progress and responsiveness, to teach appropriate behaviour and social and emotional skills. They also differentiate approaches and support to recognise disability, while not accepting inappropriate behaviour. Teacher interventions aim to increase student functioning and self-regulation in school and beyond.
Essential Skills for Classroom Management
Essential Skills for Classroom Management is an online course which enables educators to foster a calm and supportive classroom through effective management. It covers topics such as: setting clear expectations, acknowledging appropriate behaviour, timely correction of inappropriate behaviour and exploring the 10 essential skills in practice.
The course can be accessed through regional offices or the Learning Place.