Behaviour Problem: I teach in a primary school where staff hand out lines for poor behaviour

23 Nov 2014

The problem: I teach in a primary school where staff hand out lines for poor behaviour. They feel that punishment should be boring, but I don’t think the pupils learn anything from it. Are there any alternatives I can suggest?

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Behaviour Problem: A pupil put drawing pins on my chair while I was working elsewhere in the classroom

23 Nov 2014

A pupil put drawing pins on my chair while I was working elsewhere in the classroom. I sat on them and then had to take time out to get a tetanus injection. What sanction should be imposed on the boy?

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Behaviour Problem: How do I stop a girl from humming in my lessons?

23 Nov 2014

Problem How do I stop a girl from humming in my lessons? She doesn’t know she’s doing it until I point it out to her. She’s always apologetic, but it’s very annoying.

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