A major international report says the “disciplinary climate” in Australian schools is among the “least favourable” in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
As NSW overhauls its approach to suspensions, school discipline continues to be one of the most difficult issues in Australian schools.
High-stress schools undermine teachers’ commitment and risk losing even more from the profession at a time of growing staff shortages. But schools can take steps to reduce the causes of stress.
Teachers should seriously reconsider using technology to monitor behaviour because of the negative impact it could have on students.
There is conclusive evidence that in most cases, suspension only reinforces negative behaviour.
Research shows punishments like suspension and expulsion further disadvantage already vulnerable students and could result in long term criminal and anti-social behaviour.
In the Oscar-winning film ‘Moonlight,’ as well as schools across the US, student misbehavior is being cast in a new light. How can school discipline address the root of the problem and save our kids?
Leaving teachers to deal with challenging behaviour on their own can be unproductive and stressful.
Schools need to avoid practices that exclude badly behaved students and instead offer more ongoing, personalised support.
Schools and universities pump lots of time and money into collecting data on learning analytics, but there is no research to show that such data actually helps to improve learning outcomes.