The strategies I observed in practice worked very well, especially as all the children were new to the setting and needed consistent boundaries and guidance to aid settling in. One particular strategy I observed reinforces the importance of bilingual staff. A child had accidentally banged a door against another child's head and the teacher highlighted that although it was an accident she still needed to say sorry to make sure the child was ok. On her request the child did not fully understand what she was asked to do. The teacher sought bilingual support to explain to the child which resulted in the child apologising. Having dealt with this in a positive manner it was addressed and dealt with effectively.
To conclude I found their behaviour management strategies very positive which the children engaged well with, however keeping the focus on the positives needs to be at the forefront as it could be easy to slip into focusing on the negatives which may lead towards more unwanted behaviour. I will continue to observe these strategies throughtout my school embedded learning and I hope to compare the similarities and differences with my placements. I will also apply their strategies within my own practice to gain a broader insight into behaviour management within the classroom.
Be back soon,