Positive Behavior Leadership

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Bill Roger’s model of ‘Positive Behaviour Leadership’ is a practical approach to behaviour management in the school setting. It is based on disciplinary practices that are built on the notion of rights, respect and responsibilities. The five principles of the PBL model are; shared rights and responsibilities of everyone should be expressed as rules, confrontation and potential embarrassment should be minimised, confidence in students by offering choices, model respectful and dignified behaviour, and communicate expectations positively. Roger emphasises the importance of these preventative strategies in order to minimise inappropriate behaviour and to guide students towards appropriate behaviour. Roger’s PBL model is widely supported and implemented…show more content…
In my approach, the student is clear about the behaviours and expectations within the classroom as they are consistently mentioned and encouraged throughout their learning. Based on Roger’s principle of minimising embarrassment, in my approach, if a student is familiar with their behavioural expectations and yet behaves disruptively, the teacher chooses to respond to the student in a good mannered way. The teacher encourages the student to succeed whereby confidence levels rise as a result of minimised inappropriate behaviour. By building a good relationship with the student, they will then begin to be respectful and communicate well mannerly. Additionally, it is the teacher whom models these behavioural practices for the reason being that students will accept and follow them after understanding that they are capable of meeting their responsibilities. This approach is significant to me in my future teaching career as I believe that some students will not gain interest or respect an educator if they are disrespectful to the students and do not have a set of rules and responsibilities for the class to abide to. This will prevent the students from any further abrupt unsuitable behaviour and according to Rogers model, through positive reinforcement and clear rules and responsibilities, a classroom can be managed as the teacher models it to be.…show more content…
He believes that if a child is given empathetic understanding, warmth and openness, they will become a fully functioning person, constructive, and trustworthy (User). Often problems arise when the conflict that occurs is suppressed by the teacher giving orders and forcing a student to behave according to the teacher’s will. Though, it is believed that the more the teacher communicates with the students, the more they become rational. Roger does not find rewards and punishments as an effective solution to classroom management and in solving discipline problems. Instead, teachers can understand that everyone’s behaviour is basically need-satisfying, not good or bad. This thought will make teachers more accepting of children but does not necessarily mean that they should be more accepting of what children do. Teachers need to view the ‘need’ as the focus and be critical listeners and door openers to the students. This approach to teach eliminates the authoritarian teaching and punitive discipline within the

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