Engagement as Behaviour Managment

Mel the Literacy Coach

Today, I want to tell you about three classes.

ClassA: The chatty class

These students like to have a chat.  They are a bit noisy when they enter the classroom and there is quite a bit of banter going on during teacher instruction, group activities take a little longer than you might like because these kids are talking too much.  However, the teacher is happy, because, while sometimes annoying, these students are engaged in the learning experiences in class.  That’s good.  It’s not great, but it’s good.

Class B: The Off-task Crazy Class

These students drive every teacher nuts!  The are disengaged in the work and it’s hard work to get them to focus.  The teacher feels overwhelmed by specific students and the general immaturity of the class.  He/ She is constantly dealing with behaviour and struggling!  This class is hard!  This teacher needs help!

Class C: The Zombie…

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