Misunderstandings can happen in every situation, not just in education; you can say one thing, and someone will hear another. So how do you make sure you are communicating in a way that will engage your pupils in a positive manner?
Dealing with children and young people with behavioural issues can be difficult. No matter how hard you try, you will never be able to force them to do something they don’t want to do. If they don’t want to change, they won’t.
Traditional behaviour and classroom management techniques can give you short term results, but when all of these have been exhausted what’s next?
How do you get the children who are damaging their futures, and distracting the children around them, to change?
The simple answer is, you can’t. A child must first realise this for themselves and make the conscious decision to change. After they have made this decision, you can support them to take action.