What Strategies Might You Employ to Encourage Pupils to Behave Appropriately? Describe How You Might React to Incidents of Bullying and Violence.

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The use of praise and encouragement can be very productive in helping to promote positive behaviour. Being consistent allows for the student to understand what is and is not considered positive behaviour. The schools policy and guidelines regarding behaviour should be followed at all times. Reward systems are helpful in promoting positive behaviour, rewards should be relevant and consistent, taking into account the pupils needs and circumstances. Involving students in discussions of what rewards are appropriate and what the rewards are given for, will also help them towards promoting more positive behaviours as then they have a voice and can express their understanding of what positive behaviour is. It is important that the pupil understands what is and is not positive behaviour reward systems and being clear in your expectations aids this. Using a calm and positive approach at all times is helpful when dealing with challenging behaviours, as it allows for expectations to be understood, and the explanations of why the behaviour was not acceptable. It is important at this point to understand that all students develop emotionally different and to take this into account. All behaviour should be noted and the teacher informed of changes in behaviour. Incidents of bullying and violence must be dealt with in a calm and consistent manner, listening to the students involved and not taking sides. There are a number of different signs of bullying including physical and becoming withdrawn, becoming emotionally unsettled. All occurrences of bullying should be recorded and reported to the teacher. Having a respectful and trustful relationship with the students is helpful, as it can encourage the student to be open about incidents of bullying. When dealing with violence it is again important to remain calm, and deal with violence consistently. It is a learned behaviour and it is important that a safe environment is created so that the pupil does not feel the need to resort...
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