Sunday 24 February 2013

Teaching Tip # 9 Find a ‘Best for Both Outcome’…

                      Top Ten Tips #7
Find a ‘Best for Both Outcome’…
Avoid confrontational situations where you or the pupil has to back down. Talk to the pupil in terms of his choices and the consequences of the choices, and then give them ‘take up’ time. 

Fred, I want you to leave the room. If you do it now we can deal with it quickly. If you choose not to then we will use your break time to talk about it. It’s your choice. I’ll meet you outside the door in two minutes.’ Then walk away and wait.

Joe, put your mobile phone in your bag or on my desk. If you choose not to do that it will be confiscated,’ then walk away and wait.

 University of British Columbia

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