Teachers are currently under an increasing amount of pressure to interpret their students’ drawings and better understand what can indicate a potential threat.
The current thinking on discipline is preemptive, rather than reactive. Change how you run your classroom, experts suggest, and discipline issues will no longer be a problem.
“Brian, are you going to hurt yourself over Christmas break?” Over the course of my teaching career I’ve asked that question to students more times than I care to admit.
After teaching at an alternative middle school for the past 4 years, the one thing I constantly hear from new students is: “We can move around in your room and not get in trouble?
Conflict-resolution skills don’t come naturally. They are learned, observed, and practiced. The classroom is a great place to safely work on these skills.
If students are misbehaving in class, there's usually a reason behind that behaviour. It’s an educator’s job to figure out what's going on and find a solution with the student.