Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Behaviour Management in London Schools
Here's a great resource for you to check out. Teachers TV is a website & television channel in the UK that teaches us how to be better teachers.
Most American & Canadian teachers who want to teach in London, England ask me for help in understanding behaviour management issues. It's hard to explain exactly what to do. Just read the interviews with our teachers on the right hand side of this blog to see how each & every one of the teachers says they had to change their behaviour management techniques and that it was the hardest adjustment to make.
Want my advice? Watch more tv.
Watch this video of an Australian teacher in London who forgets to just be himself. He follows the "no smiles til Christmas" approach and frankly, his lesson isn't all that engaging & the students in the video are typically showing low level disruptions in response. He learns to use a more positive approach and to show his own personality (which isn't the stiff one he is trying to convey in order to control the student's behaviours). Watch it to learn what he does to improve his teaching in a London school.
There are literally hundreds of these short television programs on Teachers.tv for you to watch & learn how to change your own behaviour management techniques to prepare for teaching in London.
And of course, read the ebook, Guide to Teaching in London: A Survival Guide for Canadians. Save yourself months of research & time and get the real scoop on what it's like to teach in London, England.
If you've been watching Teachers TV and have a video you think other teachers would like to see, please recommend it in the comments section below. Thanks!