Tag Archives: behaviour management

Smart Watches in class

Most classes I take now have 2-3 students with a smart watch. I ask students to put their phones away, into their pockets or bags. Not so sure how they put away their smart watches.  I assume these are required to … Continue reading

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Some students become quite skilled at hiding in plain sight…

I took the above photo when bushwalking recently. The butterfly remains well hidden in plain sight. It reminds me of students that manage to hide under the radar, quietly failing. These are the students that are masters of disguise, they … Continue reading

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“F#$% you Mister”

First time ever that a student has said something reasonably offensive to me “F#$% you mister”. Surprised me and the rest of the class. More surprising given I was only relieving the class although I had taught the student in previous … Continue reading

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Teacher off task behaviour

Given my Year 9 students were working on an assessment I decided to impose some teacher off-task behavior on them ie random interruptions, irrelevant questions, an unnecessary field trip to the classroom next door, spot quizes and prizes, most of which had … Continue reading

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It’s in the bag …

So, we are not allowed to confiscate cell phones, even if the student persists in off task behavior and the cell phones are not required for class. You may instruct students to place phones in their bags. However, sometimes even that is not enough … Continue reading

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Filling the power vacuum

Many of the year 10’s are assuming the role of seniors with years 11, 12 and 13’s out on study leave.  Students are arriving to school in mufti (often with notes from parents). For some reason I found the above … Continue reading

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I am the view

This is quite funny to show a class. Ask students to infer your message. I usually end up saying “Think of me as the cat and pay attention”

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