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Teachers Are Allowing Children to Misbehave in Class! Schools Must Do Something About It!

In the world of teaching in schools and managing children’s behaviour sometimes things have to be said that people don’t want to hear and questions have to be asked that people don’t want to answer – or can’t answer.

One aspect of managing children’s behaviour that can’t be disputed is that it’s an adult problem – meaning that in schools behaviour management is the teachers’ responsibility. It’s down to what the teachers do and how they react to children’s behaviour. It’s down to what they put up with before they actually do something about what most people would say is unacceptable behaviour…

It has to be asked — what happens then when the teachers aren’t up to the task?

That’s when uncomfortable questions have to be asked – and these are the questions that so many schools are unwilling to ask. Well it might offend or upset someone, and we can’t have that, can we? But more upset is being created by this problem not being addressed!

An example is a child who, last year, was totally out of control in school. There were terrible scenes, temper tantrums — violence and aggression was being endured every day.

As usual there were loads of adults involved but nobody could do a thing to manage this child’s behaviour. As usual there was a great deal of talking but very little action to rectify the problem. Too many people sitting around tables week after week, endlessly talking, have little or no idea about dealing with children’s behaviour problems.

So, as the situation was deteriorating by the day, she was moved temporarily to a behaviour unit. When managed effectively in class there were no problems — she’s great, charming and hard working. She’s a pleasure to teach.

She made great start when she transferred to senior school — the first term was very successful. But then reports of some lessons not going too well were filtering through. That’s when it’s time for action. In this situation the school and staff need support… They need strategies that are guaranteed to work…. The situation must be monitored carefully….

All this happened and what was the result?

There were good results — well, mostly good results… The staff said they were following the strategies and the situation had improved enormously. They were more confident about managing behaviour in class.

However, further monitoring showed that one teacher wasn’t having the same level of success. It became evident that the child and others in the class — and all other classes that this teacher taught — were continuing to misbehave. There was rudeness, insolence and disrespect on a regular basis.

This is where the uncomfortable question has to be asked…. If the strategies are working for the majority of the teachers, what’s going wrong for the teacher who isn’t getting the desired result? What is this teacher doing — or not doing — to cause things to go so wrong?

The answer is simple. They’re just not doing it right… The simple fact is that if you do it right it’ll happen — if you don’t, well, it won’t…

Effective behaviour management strategies, used consistently work.

When a senior manager at the school was asked why certain lessons were going so badly wrong the answer was brutally honest! Oh dear — off the record it was said that the teacher concerned is not up to the job!

Well, in truth that wasn’t the exact terminology but the words used probably wouldn’t get published! The description of the poor teacher would make you blush! Why ‘poor teacher’ you may ask? Well, if someone hasn’t been trained in a particular area can there be any surprise when they lack the skills they need?

But, the fact is that a child is being excluded from school, being isolated in school and suffering other sanctions because the teacher, quite frankly, isn’t able to manage behaviour.

Without condoning any child’s rudeness, bad manners or disrespect, it’s a well known fact that many (most?)children will seek out a teacher’s weakness and take control in class if they’re allowed to do so. Teachers have to do something to stop this happening and this is nothing to do with being a teacher but simply about any adult’s duty to deal with children’s behaviour effectively.

It may be a tough call, but if a teacher isn’t managing a class, or individual children, and these children don’t create a problem for other teachers, then their behaviour management skills have to be questioned.

It really isn’t difficult to manage children’s behaviour effectively and confidently. Follow some basic behaviour management techniques consistently and confidently and you’re pretty much there. The techniques soon become second nature. It’s a sure fire way of getting better results and reducing stress levels. You can’t lose!

Grab The Opportunity Offered By The Best Nursing Schools

Earning a nursing degree is undoubtedly a better educational achievement which you can do today. The nursing professionals are in strong demand and this is an undeniable indicator that nursing is a strong career path for many years. Nursing assistants, licensed nurses and full registered nurses provides more and more care for an aging population. Further, highly skilled nurses and other practice nurses can perform most of the tasks at a much lower cost. This economic veracity is driving the demand for this profession. With nursing, there are many educational paths which you can opt for, if you are interested to become a licensed practitioner, a registered nurse, a nurse practitioner or other type of advanced practice nurse. It all depends on your career goals and other perspectives, i.e. How much money you wish for and what is your future planning in the concerned profession.

Generally speaking, there are three basic ways to become a nurse.

(I) With a three-year diploma program, you can become a Registered Nurse.
(ii) A two-year Associate’s Degree, which also provides the Registered Nurse title.
(iii) Once you have your Bachelor’s degree, you can then receive more education with a Masters or Doctorate degree. These degrees offer you high paying nursing jobs which are in much demand today.

The best nursing degree colleges manage an array of scholarship and loan provisions for students pursuing their graduate degrees. In addition to school-managed options, graduate students can apply directly for funding through a variety of federal programs. The nursing schools are committed towards providing resources and guidance to nursing candidates considering graduate study. The list of progressive nursing institutes looked at a number of indicators that includes:

(I) Experienced and Recognized teaching staffs
(ii) Opportunities for learning experience while in school
(iii) Ensuring employment placement possibilities after graduation.
(iv) Clinical learning opportunities

The best nursing schools pay more attention towards procedural education rather than the theoretical aspects. The procedural education helps in building a holistic approach towards every aspect of nursing and also enables students to understand the basic concept of nursing. The schools conduct teaching in English medium. Internship opportunities are also available during the study period. Students get a chance to enroll in different preparatory courses. These courses allow students to achieve basic information before entering any technical career. Student life at the university campus is also fun and exciting. You can also discover a lot many things.

School Bus Surveillance Helps Schools Manage Transportation Security

Due to increased school violence and parental concerns regarding bus driver behavior, school bus surveillance has become more prevalent. School officials throughout the nation are held accountable by parents to ensure student safety on the buses, and by using video surveillance this security can be assured. Honeywell’s Silent Witness school bus video surveillance solutions and GE’s Interlogix BusSecure systems are examples of two monitoring systems that school districts use for their bus fleet.

School bus management has never been easy, but with today’s terrorist threats and gang violence, installing video surveillance cameras on school buses is the next logical step. Many school districts use multi-channel DVR’s (digital video recorder) that can record multiple camera views both inside and outside the bus’s entrance and exit. These cameras also have audio, GPS location capabilities, and can give real-time information regarding the bus’s speed, braking, and safety signal activation.

In the case of the Interlogix security system, the DVR can start recording automatically in the case of an incident because there are impact sensors, which date and time stamp the images. The buses also have panic buttons, so that when the driver hits that button, a market is placed on that recording, making the incident easy to find. The one to four visible cameras also can record audio, which is seen as a privacy intrusion by parents, students, attorneys and civil libertarian groups.

In fact, a class action suit was lodged against the Twin Valley, Pennsylvania school district for using a video surveillance system that recorded the student’s conversations on the school bus. Claiming the suit under Pennsylvania’s Wire Tapping and Electronic Surveillance Act and Title III of 1968, the claimants stated that the school district used the video surveillance footage to discipline the students, which violated their privacy rights. However, the claimants lost their case because the students did not have an expectation of privacy.

Since the cameras are not hidden, students should know that they are being recorded. Video surveillance as a preventative measure on school buses has been shown to enhance the management of problem behavior on the buses, and the immediate video feedback helps school administrators confront the individuals involved soon after incidents occur. The video surveillance systems also provide liability protection in case there is legal action against the driver.

Video surveillance systems are a long-term investment for school districts that must be periodically maintained and adjusted. If they are used properly, a surveillance system can promote student safety, prevent discipline problems, and deter vandalism.

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