Behaviour expert and former teacher Tom Bennett, who led a national review to identify the best ways of dealing with disruptive behaviour in schools, will lead the programme, where a network of expert schools will be identified to help teachers and school leaders in need of support.
More than 82% of parents consider good discipline in the class a key factor when choosing a school for their child, according to research. However, over a third of schools are not currently judged as having good enough behaviour by Ofsted. With low level disruption costing individual pupils up to 38 days a year of learning and dealing with poor behaviour cited as a key reason for teachers leaving the profession, the Government is determined to take action.
Calm and safe schools benefit all students, allowing them to concentrate fully on their studies. Just one instance of bad behaviour in a classroom can derail an entire lesson and hold back every other pupil in the room.
The network will be made up of schools that have exemplary behaviour management practices and effective whole-school cultures. They will work with other schools offering advice on ways to better manage behaviour using measures that have been proven to have an effect.
Good standards of behaviour in a school are essential to pupil safety and success. Every child has the right to go to a school where they feel safe and able to learn. Where there is a culture of high standards of behaviour in a school, more learning takes place and pupils achieve more academically.
A team of advisers will shortly be appointed to work alongside Mr Bennett to help develop and deliver the programme of support. The advisers will be education professionals with a track-record and understanding of improving behaviour in schools and will play a crucial role in:
By the end of the programme, teachers in schools are expected to report fewer incidents of disruptive behaviour and pupils should report they feel safer at school, while able to learn more effectively.
Disruptive behaviour by doctors and the institution's way of dealing with it are contributing factors in the morale of nurses and their decisions to leave their positions. It may also have an effect on patient outcomes and healthcare costs.
The research, based on a survey of doctors, nurses, and healthcare executives, also found that 92% of the 1200 people who took part, had witnessed disruptive behaviour by doctors. The survey took place at member hospitals of the VHA, a national healthcare alliance that represents 26% of the community hospitals in the United States. Disruptive behaviour by doctors was defined as any inappropriate behaviour, confrontation, or conflict, including verbal abuse and physical and sexual harassment.
"We can't afford to disrespect nurses. The problem of disruptive behaviour is drawing the attention of hospital executives because of the effect it's having on the nurse population," said Dr Alan Rosenstein, medical director of VHA West Coast.
At times resembling a female version of Lord of the Flies set on the country campus of a prestigious boarding school, Bad Behaviour focuses on the sometimes-brutal nature of the girls\\u2019 relationships: the power plays, the critical decisions and compromises, the unarticulated desires, and, yes, the bad behaviour.
While acknowledging that there\\u2019s \\u201Csomething unrelenting about the story\\u201D, Higgs says: \\u201CI\\u2019m interested in character-driven material and it felt like Bad Behaviour hit that sweet spot of a story that hadn\\u2019t been told before.\\u201D She believes that while the circumstances of the tale are specific, the behaviour and emotions that it explores are universal.
\\u201CI hope that people will be able to relate to her. I think that there\\u2019s something very familiar in these behaviours. Most people have done things that they\\u2019re not proud of, or know that they might\\u2019ve hurt someone. Those are universal things and everyone has experienced that, although maybe not in the way that Jo does. I have a lot of empathy for that, how she is just so desperate to belong, but that makes her make some really bad decisions.\\u201D
The study finds that no game features typically encountered by young people could be linked with any negative patterns of behaviour; yet children who played some kinds of games were linked to some types of positive behaviour. Children who played video games with a cooperative and competitive element had significantly fewer emotional problems or problems with peers. Children who chose to play solitary games were found to do well academically and displayed fewer emotional problems or get involved in fights.
In The White Lotus, the HBO television series, the self-absorbed awfulness of rich people is laid bare. There is also plenty on the intersections of race, class and wealth. But the single biggest theme is that the wealthy blithely ignore their impact on the people around them, and that this leads to a kind of casual cruelty that occurs even when they are trying to be decent. By contrast, in July, there was a real-life story about Aspinalls, the London casino, where the alleged bad behaviour of some of its rich clients was much more blatant.
But titillating anecdotes are just that. And, as anyone who has watched football fans at their worst can tell you, the wealthy do not have a monopoly on behaving badly. But perhaps bad-rich behaviour is different from bad-poor or bad-middle-class behaviour.
The rich seem less likely to suffer harsh consequences of bad behaviour. A quick Google search brings up dozens of stories of wealthy people spared substantial sentences for serious crimes, such as causing death by drunk-driving, drug smuggling, violence and rape. Here again, wealthy people have access to resources and networks that others do not. You could, I suppose, argue that the rich are more likely to be vilified on social media but, given the choice between being cancelled and five years in prison, I know which I would choose.
The poor reputation of lawyers is undeserved, and good lawyers recognize that effective advocacy is never uncivil. However, I suspect that most lawyers have encountered difficult personalities and bad behaviour (rudeness, yelling, refusing to acknowledge someone), especially during direct negotiations on contentious issues. Therefore, it is useful to have strategies for how to deal with personalities and behaviours that are less than civil.
Most dog owners will have learned at puppy school that the best way to get a dog to do what you want them to do is to reward them with something that they want (i.e.: a treat, a pat, praise or toy) at the time they are demonstrating the desired behaviour.
By rewarding a dog at the exact moment they are displaying the behaviour or action you want them to, dogs are able to learn what behaviour/actions have a good consequence which reinforces that desired behaviour. And, anything that we reward and reinforce with a dog, makes it more likely to occur again in the future with more intensity and frequency.
Keeping this in mind, this is where people often go wrong. Whilst it is simple to remember to reward your dog when you are teaching it to sit, or drop or other obedience command, we tend to forget about rewarding and reinforcing their day to day good behaviour and unknowingly tend to reinforce unwanted behaviour. In training terms we call this Inadvertent Reinforcement.
We want to reward and reinforce the puppy for calm behaviour and teach it an alternative behaviour to jumping up in greeting or barking at the backdoor. This could be teaching it to sit when you enter a room and rewarding this behaviour, so it is this response that is strengthened and therefore likely to occur in the future.
Written For ParentCircle Website new design updateAre you a parent who keeps giving excuses when your child doesn't behave well? Well, here's why you should stop doing so. Toddler to 18+ 36.5K 2 0function googleadv()pcadv.display(".art_desc","div-gpt-ad-1597667898212-0","300px","250px","1");pcadv.display(".art_desc","div-gpt-ad-1609769102177-0","300px","250px","1");There are a lot of authoritarian parents who think discipline means punishment. At the same time, there are also some overly permissive parents, who suspend all limits or boundaries and end up making excuses for their child's unacceptable behavior. By doing this they enable the child to escalate such behavior until it becomes intolerable or causes irreversible damage. Let us examine some common situations where parents make excuses whenever their child misbehaves. We will go on to look at how this impacts the future of such children.5 common scenarios where parents make excuses for their child's unacceptable behavior:Below are some common situations where many parents jump in to rescue their children from disapproval or social rejection. The first letters of these points combine to make up the word 'ERROR'.1. Excusing misbehavior on account of stressOften parents say of their child, "He is very stressed out" or "He has been under a lot of pressure lately" when he misbehaves in social settings. Also, when schools bring up the issue of unacceptable classroom behavior, parents toss in the stress refrain without a second thought.2. Rushing to the child's defense owing to parental guiltRegardless of the intensity or frequency of misbehavior, there are many parents who defend their child's actions because they feel guilty for some reason or the other. The most common reason is not spending enough time with the child. With dual-income nuclear families on the rise, most middle- to high-school children today are latch-key kids, who have access to their own set of house keys to come and go at will. In the name of offering them independence, some parents end up leaving their young, impressionable children unsupervised. This results in an escalating pattern of defiance and misconduct in children, which is often brushed under the carpet by guilty parents who think they are being 'supportive'.Sometimes, parental guilt kicks in on account of having been too strict with the child earlier. It is important to remember that inculcating positive discipline in your child is one of your primary responsibilities as a parent. So, what if you disciplined him a while ago? It does not mean he gets away with improper behavior now.3. Rationalising the child's misbehavior Often, parents rationalize inappropriate behavior by saying, "Kids will be kids," or "She is just being naughty". Some parents overlook a child's malicious actions, and excuse them by saying, "She didn't mean to do that."Such so-called logical explanations will not help anyway in correcting bad behavior. On the contrary, they will only encourage such behavior.4. Obsessing about keeping the child 'happy' For some reason, parents want to be perceived as 'good' people by their children. If you are one of them, it may be worth exploring why you want to be the 'good' parent who always keeps the child happy, even if it means excusing all forms of undesirable behavior. So, what if he is unhappy once in a while? Besides, if you never allow him to experience unhappiness, how will he learn to cope with difficulties and discontent when he grows up?5. Resorting to the "I-am-too-tired" excuseYes, parents are human too. Parents often get tired after a long, hard day at work. But, is it wise to frequently fall back on the "I-am-too-tired-to-deal-with-this-misbehaviour-now" excuse and, in turn, ignore your child's disagreeable behavior? If you notice this has become a habit, ask yourself if you are among those parents who unintentionally destroy their children's future by constantly ignoring wrongdoings and misdeeds.The impact of ignoring misbehavior Young children thrive on routines, limits, and boundaries. When parents stop imposing necessary limits and boundaries, children feel insecure and lost. This is because having specific limitations or restrictions provides a structure or framework within which children feel safe.Every child tests these limits and pushes the boundaries by misbehaving from time to time. The reason for this is that the child is seeking reassurance and looking for the safety of the familiar restraints. When parents make constant excuses and allowances each time a rule is broken or a boundary is breached, the child feels unsafe and anxious, because the boundary is malleable and limits appear non-existent. This anxiety exacerbates misbehavior as the child tries to find a new limitation or boundary within which to operate in order to feel safe. When that fails, too, the child's misbehavior escalates even further. In simple terms, the worsening misbehavior is a call for help. This is the child's way of requesting for the safety of boundaries through the imposition of limits.As the misdeeds escalate, the intensity of the behavior increases and becomes progressively unsafe, both for the child and for other people around him. When such a child grows into an adolescent, he is unable to distinguish right from wrong, acceptable from unacceptable, and limitation from the free rein. Hence, his offenses spiral out of control, leading him to engage in delinquent and sometimes criminal behavior.Some classic examples of escalating misbehavior When the safety of rules, limits, and boundaries is lifted, children and adolescents often follow a pattern of progressively intensifying misconduct, as their moral compass 'DIPS'.Drugs or substance abuseMany teens whose parents have constantly excused their unwanted behaviors find themselves hooked to drugs, alcohol, and other harmful or addictive substances. This is because adolescence is dotted with experiments in the search for an identity.Illegal actions Often, when under the influence of these mind-altering substances, children engage in illegal actions such as drunken driving, vandalism, and robbery.Promiscuity and sexual offensesWhen the intensity of the offenses keeps increasing, it could lead to misconduct such as experimenting with multiple sexual partners and committing rape or sexual assault.Serious crimesIn some cases, children who have grown up without firm, consistent limits may go on to commit serious crimes like murder.Establishing rules and consequences is important for disciplining children and teaching them responsibility. It also helps them feel safe and grow up to be holistic and well-rounded individuals with positive self-esteem. So, stop worrying about playing the 'bad cop' to your children, and work on enforcing the necessary rules and limits in a firm but gentle manner. 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