Teaching Expected Behaviour
Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu.
Adorn the bird with feathers so it may soar.
BEHAVIOUR IS COMMUNICATION
All behaviour, both positive and negative, is a form of communication. Endeavouring to understand this communication is essential if we are to meet the needs of all learners.
We need to focus on analysing these behaviours. We can then change the environment or teach specific skills to help ākonga communicate in a more appropriate way.
As the poster to the left suggests "Kids do well if they can." Let's reframe it to 'can't yet' rather than 'won't.'
Reduce the stressors, meet their needs, and teach them the skills in order to thrive.
Templeton School/te kura o Rātā - behaviour matrix
These statements appear on our RATA value posters. They relate to 'All settings in our school'. The other columns will be developed over time for specific areas in the school. See the Monitoring and Evaluation page to see an example of this.
Once we have these set up we all will use the same language and at times reinforce via our token system to modify behaviour we are noticing around school. We then teach these skills specifically in all of our learning spaces.
TE WHARE TAPA WHĀ