Students talking out of turn, making unnecessary noise, calling out, having no equipment, or having a lack of regard for others are among the most commonly reported forms of poor behaviour in class that impedes teaching and learning. This handout contains practical strategies for dealing with this frequent low-to-medium level disruption.
Publications & Resources
This booklet briefly describes books, resources and programmes that are available and can support and inform the development of behaviour for learning skills, proactive and positive approaches to classroom management, as well as school-wide strategies that promote positive behaviour to enrich learning and teaching.
NBSS partner schools are required to select a number of representative staff members to form a Positive Behaviour Strategy Team. This team works closely with NBSS personnel and school management to identify areas of concern in their school community and to pilot, monitor and evaluate strategies to address these issues. The aim of the work undertaken is to promote positive behaviour and learning throughout the school. This document contains guidelines and planning forms to assist the work of the Positive Behaviour Strategy Team.
Transition & Transfer: Belonging Plus+ Behaviours for Learning and Skills for Success Journal Insert
Comprehensive transition and transfer programmes are essential for successful transition from primary to post primary. This homework journal insert is used as part of the NBSS Belonging Plus+ transition and transfer induction programme that orientate students to the expectations and operation of their new school, introduces them to the learning skills needed at second level and supports the social, emotional and wellbeing aspects of transition.
As part of Belonging Plus+ The NBSS Transition and Transfer Programms first year students are explicitly taught specific rules and routines which help to define for them what behaviours are required in different settings in their new school. NBSS team members work with schools in the assessment, planning, design and implementation of transition and transfer programmes and induction programmes that take account of the social, emotional and personal aspects of transition, as well as the learning and thinking skills needed to succeed at second level.
The NBSS Belonging Plus+ transition and transfer induction programme explicitly teaches students the expectations and operation of their new school, introduces them to the learning skills needed at second level and supports the social, emotional and wellbeing aspects of transition. Many NBSS partner schools present students with certificates on completing the programme.