the Interactive Guide to
for Trainee and Newly Qualified Teachers
Case studies: Low level behaviours
Wayne is avoiding doing work in class
The aims of this unit are:
- To return Wayne to positive work habits in line with all pupils in class.
- To highlight which Wave 2 strategies could be used successfully with Wayne.
- To ensure that your lesson planning caters for pupils of all academic abilities.
Wayne drifted into class five minutes late, missing the lesson introduction. After a brief discussion with the teacher, he was given his work and he joined the rest of his group. Other pupils explained to Wayne what they were doing.
Ten minutes later the teacher noticed that although Wayne is sitting at his desk, he has not started his work. The pupils on his table are working to task and ignoring him. When spoken to, he says he doesn’t like the work. There are 35 minutes left for Wayne to complete the task