I have been thinking about this for a while now and understand that low-level behaviour can be left unchallenged in many schools due to higher priority behaviour. There are usually ‘big hitters’ in schools who are classed as the ‘naughty’ students or there are classes whose behaviour is way worse than other classes and so these are often the focus for teachers on the ground and those above analysing the data.
The problem I have is that this often leaves the masses unnoticed and low-level behaviour has been rife in all of the schools I have worked in so far.
Examples of low-level behaviour are things like:
- Talking underneath the teacher
- Not following instructions the first time
- Saying ‘no’ to staff
- Not completing homework
- Messy/incomplete classwork
You will always have students who dominate the class. This may be things like arguing with staff or refusing to complete classwork and they generally exhibit…
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