What are you losing sleep about?
Negative behaviours can sometimes seem so wide ranging and all-encompassing that it’s difficult to know where to start tackling them. You have already considered behaviours which have the biggest impact on learning during Week 1. This exercise will allow you to rank behaviours in order of their severity in terms of their impact on you. Doing so will help you decide if there are any you would like to tackle first and begin the process of thinking of how you will do it. You will return to think about this again in later weeks.
Access the table ‘What are you losing sleep about’ in your workbook. On the page below, you will see a list of behaviours that you may see in your day to day work. Place them into the boxes in order of those that upset you or cause you most stress at the top and the ones that affect you least near the bottom.
Behaviours you may see in your day to day work
|Fidgeting or fiddling with equipment||Bullying|
|Swinging on chairs||Verbal aggression directed at staff|
|Using mobile devices||Personal insults directed at staff|
|Disturbing other children||Lack of engagement|
|Not having the correct equipment||Sneering/’tutting’|
|Calling out||Inappropriate moving around the room|
|Purposely making noise to gain attention||‘Blanking’/ignoring staff|
|Not getting on with/refusing work||Smirking/laughing at staff|
|Answering back/arguing or questioning instructions||Physical aggression toward other pupils|
|Swearing||Physical aggression towards staff|
|Verbal aggression toward other pupils||Seemingly random, ‘bizarre’ behaviours|
|Arguing with other pupils||‘Rearranging’ or tipping furniture|
|Refusal to comply with instructions-saying ‘no’||Disruptively entering the room|
|Throwing||Blatant/nonchalant unacceptable effort|
Remember, we are talking about behaviours that most affect the way you feel and your personal wellbeing. These may not necessarily be the ones that cause most disruption or have the biggest impact on learning.
Is there a behaviour that particularly affects you that we’ve neglected to mention? Simply add it into the most appropriate space.