The following general behaviour management strategies are frequently used at Little Elly:
- Positive statements are made to encourage the child to do the right thing. For example:“Turn the pages carefully,” rather than “Don’t tear the book!”
- Positive redirection is used to clarify when and where certain behaviour is acceptable. i.e., “We will walk “instead of “No running inside!”
- Feelings are validated. Children are guided to socially acceptable means of articulating anger and frustration such as verbal expression, pounding play dough or a pillow.
- The “deed” is separated from the “doer”. This relays the message that “I like you and accept you unconditionally. However, I do not like what you did.”
- Good behaviour that we want to see continuously is reinforced. Examples of positive reinforcers include a smile, sticker charts, expressing thank you and other words of encouragement, such as “Let’s try it together.”
Child Behavior Policy
Child Behaviour Policy
How we manage kids at Little Elly:
Our guiding strategies
- Gentle encouragement and positivity is part and parcel of every teacher-child conversation at Little Elly.
- For a better, deeper understanding between teacher and students, positive redirection is part of every conversation at Little Elly.
- All feelings are valid emotions. Teachers at Little Elly train children to better articulate and express negative emotions and feelings like anger, frustration etc.
- Good behavior is rewarded and reinforced. Examples of positive reinforcers include a smile, sticker charts, expressing gratitude, among other methods.
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