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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Managing classroom behaviour

Fiona Crawford, Robyn  Beaman
A recent Macquarie University study has found that teachers should spend more time giving positive attention to good classroom behaviour than in reprimanding bad behaviour. It found that where teachers dealt with troublesome behaviour in a negative way, students not only perceived themselves to be less engaged, but their on-task behaviour was reduced. Classroom harmony can be better achieved by focusing on appropriate and positive behaviour, and trying to build such behaviour into the repertoire of a student’s classroom skill set. While negative attention will usually curtail troublesome behaviour when it occurs, it does not often reduce the behaviour in the long term. View Article...

ADHD in schools

Brenton Prosser
Growing behavioural problems in schools can be addressed by a range of techniques, but they should also be traced back to their source in major social and economic changes. Teacher magazine publishes an excerpt from the new book ADHD: Who's Failing Who? View Abstract...

The violence you don't see

Grace L Sussman
A teacher has bridged the cultural divide between staff and students at a disadvantaged US school, overcoming deep problems with classroom behaviour – Educational Leadership View Abstract...

Why do students plagiarise?

Di Wilson
As it becomes easier for students to cut and paste information and present it as their own, teachers must understand the reasons behind plagiarism in order to address it – EQ AustraliaView Abstract...

Quality teachers, quality teaching

Alan Reid
In a time of rapid change and ‘the end of certainty’, it is essential that educators build their capacity to be inquirers into professional practice – Quality Teachers, Quality Teaching Forum View Abstract...