Know your behaviour strategies

What Wave 2 strategies can I use?

Module 4

Classroom management



To move your behaviour management skills beyond whole class to dealing with individuals, you should use these Wave 2 Early Intervention strategies

A Behaviour Recovery Board (B.R.B.), see Resources (8.6), provides a means of

  • Establishing an early reminder and early warning system
  • Offering pupils advice and guidance
  • Providing early Intervention and monitoring
  • Encouraging wanted behaviours without personalising

Add names to the Early Concerns and Increasing Concerns sections of the B.R.Board, as the need arises Introduce your Timed Consequences strategies

  • Identify your concern and explain your expectation
  • Add name to Timed Consequence section of the B.R.Board
  • Use a sand timer or stop watch etc. to introduce the concept of Timed Consequences
  • Start with a 1 minute Timed Consequence for unsettled, ‘off task’ behaviours
  • Increase the Timed Consequence gradually to 5 minutes during the early stages
  • Use up to 3x5 minutes as a maximum
  • Use Timed Consequences as a means of pupils giving up their free time to reflect upon their behaviour

Introduce your quiet area in the classroom

  • Use a Quiet Chair in a primary classroom for calming down, completing work or time to think etc
  • Use a Quiet Zone similarly for secondary aged pupils who need time to settle, reflect and conform
  • Use a Quiet Chair or the Quiet Zone of classroom if pupils arrive noisily to class.
  • Introduce the idea of Time with Teacher at Primary level

Introduce a break time detention at secondary level

  • Follow through with all consequences at break time/ dinnertime
  • Use praise frequently and give feedback, telling the pupils why things are improving
  • Click on RESOURCES to see more detailed explanation of how to use the Behaviour Recovery Board system