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By Ramon Lewis

This ebook describes a process of winning lecture room behaviour administration innovations constructed by way of the writer over greater than 25 years of training perform. It outlines the problems confronting academics attempting to deal with scholars' misbehaviour in faculties and describes 4 kinds of pupil who might be helped to act responsibly.

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However, when this is done in the absence of Referent power (power based on your ability to develop a relationship) and Reward power, it doesn’t work. indd 39 28/4/08 2:23:05 PM 40 The Developmental Management Approach to Classroom Behaviour for Coercive power, comprising punishment and aggressive responses. However, a recent study which examined the way teachers treat classes containing more of the misbehaving students found that teachers not only failed to provide more recognition for appropriate behaviour, but also failed to generate the Referent power that can arise from having productive discussions with misbehaving students (Lewis, 2006, p.

This ‘stuff them’ reaction from teachers is thought to stem from insecure styles of attachment. Such teachers may be unable to respond to young people with affection or support, be unable to trust them, or may need and want emotional support from their students and be unable to cope with apparent rejection. Imagine an extremely dedicated mathematics teacher. For this teacher the study of mathematics is one of the most significant pursuits in the world. She devotes many hours to lesson preparation, working late into the night, to ensure that her next lesson is interesting, relevant and as engaging as possible.

For example, using the same situations as above a teacher may say: Positive focus (Personal responsibility): I’m pleased to see that some students are waiting quietly to begin. I’m relieved to see that students are treating each other nicely. Negative focus (Personal responsibility): I’m upset that some students talk during instruction because others miss out. I get scared when things are thrown in the classroom. Someone could be seriously damaged.

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