EDTS508 Development of Positive Classroom Behaviour
Violence, divorce, drugs and media pressures comprise everyday reality for many children and youth today. A recent review of a number of research studies indicates that peer and school connectedness significantly contributes to the wellbeing of children and youth, especially those children who are at risk (Fuller 1998). This unit aims to enhance teachers knowledge, understanding and skills in how they can help students to cope with the complexities of their lives. In particular the unit will enhance teachers skills in teaching social competence and developing positive class and school behaviours. The unit will also assist participants to develop whole school welfare policies as well as their own personal philosophy or charter on how to facilitate school and peer connectedness for students.