Consequences can be seen as rewarding
for something that you have done well or challenging you to change your
behaviour to a more socially acceptable form. In this case, consequences
here are to guide you to changing a behaviour to a more socially acceptable
If an unacceptable behaviour is being
displayed by you during a day in the Learning Room this is what will happen:-
1. If a you display a behaviour that interrupts
teaching or learning:-
- A statement of reality will be made
e.g. "Jesse, tapping that biro on the desk and making that loud
sound is distracting my teaching and the learning of your friends. Place
it quietly on the desk."
2. If you continue to display non acceptable
behaviours that interrupt teaching or learning, you will be asked to collect
a card. This card will stay with you all day. Each card will have a word
written on it to remind you of the appropriate behaviour such as:-
3. If you display another non acceptable
behaviour, you will collect another card that will stay with you for the
day too. Over term 1 two cards are issued before the Mirror. During Term
2 only one cards is issued before the Mirror. During terms 3 and 4 no
card is issued after the verbal statement of reality, just the Mirror.
4. By NOW, if you haven't got the message,
that learning and teaching are not to be interrupted
and you have reached the Mirror level this will happen:-
- A Mirror is a sheet that you fill
out and it contains questions like What do you want? What are
you doing to get what you want? Is it working? There is also
a space for you to write a plan to help you to change your disruptive
behaviours. The Mirror makes you reflect, hence its
name, on your behaviour. Learning time lost for the completion of this
Mirror, MUST be made up by you. This Mirror is to be shared with me
and we will discuss your plan to solve your challenging behaviour. After
you and I have signed it, I will place it into your file for safe keeping.
5. After this and during the same day,
you AGAIN display non acceptable behaviour you are given another Mirror
to complete, but this time you move to the next level and you must book
a Planning Room. ( A Planning Room is a place where you
will spend your lunch or recess break discussing at length the behaviours
and your plan which is to help you display acceptable Learning Room Behaviours)
If you attend a Planning Room a note is sent home stating the reasons
why you had to attend the Planning Room.
Some important points:-
- Each day is a new day, but the above
procedure is the same for each day
- When you visit the Planning Room,
a letter is sent home to your parents letting them know why you have
been given a Planning Room.
- Three Planning Rooms during a term
may lead to in school detention for a day.
- If your behaviour is violent and or
verbally abusive it will or may lead to immediate
suspension from school.
- Remember everyone including you has
the right to learn and I have the right to teach. The teaching learning
process will not be interrupted by non acceptable behaviours.
- Consequences are given to make you
reflect on your behaviour and to accept or change your actions of responsibility
towards our rights.
- Learning should be enjoyable.
- You are responsible for your actions.
NO one makes you swear or hit out or to rudely interrupt
teaching and learning.
- Each day is a new day for you to display
positive behaviours, never be afraid to try. YOU have