There are a number of evidence based practices that have shown to dramatically reduce challenging student behaviour at school. Here are five of them.
All students interviewed for a study on relationships with teachers said the ones they loved most were kind, caring or funny. They said the ones they disliked often treated them unfairly.
Collective punishments take some of the heavy lifting from the teacher and place it on the peers to impose social sanctions. But it's likely to make students disengaged, and misbehave more.
Teachers should seriously reconsider using technology to monitor behaviour because of the negative impact it could have on students.
Reports that Australian classrooms are some of the most disruptive in the world are based on the experiences of 15-year-old students alone, and focus on science classes.
Leaving teachers to deal with challenging behaviour on their own can be unproductive and stressful.