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Teacher Sustainability & School Policy
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This activity aims to help teachers handle disruptive behavior by promoting positive relationships and creating a supportive learning environment using humane strategies.
The purpose of this activity is to help teachers address behavioral concerns in a humane and effective manner, by exploring alternative strategies that prioritize positive relationships, shared power, and a supportive learning environment. By doing so, the goal is to promote better outcomes for both the students and the teacher.
As a teacher, negative student behavior in the classroom can be a challenging and complex task. At times, it may be tempting to rely on punitive measures to address disruptive behavior, such as detention or suspension. And we must recognize too that many of these “behaviors” are in response to punitive, dehumanizing systems to begin with. These can be combated.
By taking a humane approach, teachers can share power with their students, foster positive relationships, and create a supportive learning environment. In this activity, we will explore various student behavior issues and discuss humane strategies for addressing them.