3 ways teachers can motivate students with behavioural problems

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Students who regularly display unacceptable behaviour will not only negatively affect their own learning but will also hinder the learning of others. Below we look at three suggestions in which students with behavioural problems can be motivated to stay ‘on-task’.


Pupils who display unacceptable behaviour have often experienced a number of Adverse Childhood Experiences and, what these children need more than anything else from their school is a routine. This includes whole school routines and systems but, just as importantly, it includes what the classroom teacher can do each and every lesson.

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3 ways you can support students at risk of exclusion

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Exclusion is used as a last resort for very challenging situations, however, it has a massive impact on the student that can last for their entire lives. Seeking other ways to address the behavioural challenges that lead to exclusion is always the priority, but sometimes that is not enough.

If a student is on the path to exclusion, we must give them the support they need to try and resolve the issue and find a different approach.

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Three tips to support students with behaviour problems

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Educational institutions aim to deliver quality and proper education to all students irrespective of other factors. However, there are several hindrances to the delivery of education to students. Most of the factors are external. However, one of the significant factors that hinder the delivery of education is the behaviour of learners. It means that the learners’ behaviour affects learning. The student’s behaviour, when severe, damages both their own and other students’ learning processes. The behaviour of students toward education affects their environment and hinders their learning.

Hence, to deliver quality education, there is a need to support students with behavioural problems. Educational institutions often innovate several ways and strategies to deal with students’ behavioural issues.

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5 Strategies to Reduce Exclusion

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It is possible that protecting children from being expelled from school might safeguard them in several ways. A substantial body of data suggests that children barred from attending school are more likely to have negative life experiences. Greater educational achievements and more chances for the future may be achieved by providing children with the resources they need to remain in school. This also helps to guarantee that children are kept in a secure setting. Concerns relating to a larger scale of disproportionality within the criminal justice system are equally pertinent to school exclusion.

  1. Alternative curriculums/work-based learning for exclusions 

A person with limited academic skills feels that they replace some of their less important GCSEs with work-based learning or another realistically focused programme of study. The person feels they haven’t learned as much as they should have, and would do much better with work-based-learning opportunities rather than academic learning.

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Understanding learners with behavioural needs

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Schools are centres of learning. What a student learns at school, remains with them throughout their lifetime. Schools, like home, are places that have a powerful impact on every person, ultimately shaping their actions and thoughts for life.

They become even more special for children with behavioural problems. The school’s environment and atmosphere shape students’ behaviour, shaping it for better or worse. To teach effectively and deliver personalised learning, every teacher needs to understand each student’s behaviour.

What is behaviour?

Behaviour can be defined as the way a person acts or carries themselves, particularly towards others. It takes place frequently as a reaction to a certain circumstance or event or situations. Behaviour defers from person to person as each person behaves in a certain way when faced with any event or circumstance.

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5 behaviour management strategies to help classroom management

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As teachers, we release that we cannot have direct supervision over every single student when delivering a lesson resulting in lapses in concentration for some. This is why it is crucial that students are aware of what is expected in terms of good behaviour within the school. Here, we discuss our top 5 strategies to help with behaviour management in the classroom. 

1. Know the school behaviour policy inside out

Our first tip is to ensure you are fully aware of the whole-school behaviour management policy. These vary widely from school to school, so it is essential that you know the wording of the policy, whether it be a “C1” or a “first warning”, and what this means for pupils. This is imperative for two reasons – firstly, to ensure that you are applying it fairly and correctly, and secondly, to remove any discussion or protests from the child.

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5 ways to improve poor attendance rates

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Recent attendance rates within schools have been very poor due to several factors. What can be done to improve levels and how can certain students be supported?

According to the recent Schools White Paper published in March that discussed attendance rates:

“children who had no absence during the two years of GCSE study were almost twice as likely to achieve five or more than those who missed 10-15% of lessons.”

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Exclusions: what can be done to help?

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Exclusions can lead to several ramifications for both pupils and schools. What alternatives or solutions can be offered to help support them?

Schools have recently adopted a zero-stance policy on certain behaviours resulting in students becoming isolated from their peers. Some of the main reasons why students become excluded include:

– Violence or aggressive behaviour
– Bullying
– Verbal abuse
– Physical abuse
– Drugs
– Criminal activity
– Defiance and disobedience

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Truancy rates in schools – can EdTech assist?

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Truancy rates and absenteeism are being scrutinised by the government following a new bill. Are schools ready for this, can they be supported and can EdTech assist?

Following the Queen’s speech, England’s schools will now be required to publish an attendance policy for their students aiming to crack down on absenteeism. Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi outlined his ambitions to improve schools:

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