Activity 1

Rewards and Sanctions, Rules and Routines

Writing about classroom behaviour in the context of classrooms in England, Child (2002) says that unacceptable classroom behaviour is likely to be minimised when the teacher

  • Aims to personalise the learning for each student and identifies the most appropriate learning style;
  • Supports and challenges students as well as planning activities and content which are interesting;
  • Monitors and recognises progress based on well developed assessment strategies.

REFLECT: How far would you agree with these principles in the context of typical classrooms in your own country?

WRITE: Explain your views about the importance of praise, rewards, sanctions, rules and routines in effective classroom management in your own country and then write about any other factors which you think are important in establishing acceptable classroom behaviour.

(Allow 30 minutes)