On Defiant Behaviour

How then should we teach?

Screen Shot 2018-05-05 at 19.06.33Defiant behaviour – we’ve all had to deal with it as teachers. I want to offer one humble insight here, building upon a few experiences i’ve had over the past few years. To do this, I’ve amalgamated a few stories into the one I’m going to share…

A critical moment…

Mr Blake takes his rambunctious 7 year old bundles of energy outside for the last hour of the day for P.E. His learning objective is to develop an understanding of map reading as an introduction to Orienteering. He has set out all of his carefully planned resources across the school grounds and everything is ready to go. He has done a quick Warm Up and has delivered a short explanation of the core aims of the lesson. All is going well.

Until Mr Blake assigns the groupings for the activity:

“James, please go work with Group 4.” Mr Blake instructs.

“No…

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