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Fostering Effective Relationships


Establishing a Sense of Security

1)  Set realistic limits that
  • are general in nature,
  • define expected classroom behaviour,
  • define procedures and routines,
  • define the rights and responsibilities of individuals and
  • can be reinforced.
2)  Enforce rules consistently
  • Let students know when the expectations are being changed.
  • Provide consistent messaging: it is more effective than threats and punishment.
3)  Develop self-respect and responsibility
  • Use positive reinforcement for following rules.
  • Practise self-regulation.
  • Work individually with students who need assistance.
  • Use natural consequences.
4)  Build trust
  • Keep commitments.
  • Demonstrate faith and trust in class members.
  • Maintain consistency.