Overcoming disruptions and distractions

Ensure that behaviour in primary and secondary classrooms stays on track throughout the year with these supportive resources

Tes Resources Team

Paper Aeroplane Causing Disruptions & Distractions

Practical tools and supportive tips to help you keep on top of disruptive behaviour in the classroom

You might not see it coming, but there are always times of the year when student’s behavioural standards start to drop, chatter starts to increase and the simplest thing can distract them from the task in hand. Never fear! We’ve gathered together this selection of handy strategies, tools and techniques, which should help you to quickly resolve any disruption and ensure your lessons run smoothly.

Looking for more resources? Check out our brand new Teacher Essentials behaviour collection new for January 2020!

KS3 Classroom behaviour, rewards and incentives chart
Craig Collins

KS3 Classroom behaviour, rewards and incentives chart

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I use this system of classroom rewards and incentives for my KS3 students. I have found that this system works well in providing incentives for good student accountability and motivation to do well in lessons through friendly competition and ensuring team work. You will see from the attachmen...
Interactive behaviour checklist
madscientistchan

Interactive behaviour checklist

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This is an interactive behaviour checklist that replaces the smile/frown face ticklists that many teachers use to track behaviour throughout a lesson. Simply cut-and-paste in the pupils' names from your class register, and the Excel spreadsheet automatically populates the checklist. The be...
25+ Behaviour Strategies that work
deakin66

25+ Behaviour Strategies that work

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A compendium of a range of strategies and tips on hew to develop a Behaviour for Learning climate and reduce low-level disruption. This resource is ideal for staff CPD or professional learning. Can be printed as a booklet or used in powerpoint presentation format for staff CPD.
Rewards - Praise Passport
AcornTeachingResources

Rewards - Praise Passport

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An attractive ready to go rewards system, ideal for classroom use. Included is the passport and a supporting wall chart. Targets and rewards can be personalised to meet the needs of a student or class. Includes an editable version: edit to match existing or whole school rewards system. Wo...
Behaviour reflections
choralsongster

Behaviour reflections

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Behaviour reflections form based on form seen on lauracandler.com, but just updated in UK English spellings. May be useful to record a meeting with parents before a behaviour IEP is put into place.
Praise + Reward Postcards
EC Resources

Praise + Reward Postcards

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6 x different fun, easy to use praise postcards. Just fold them over to create a double-sided card to send home with student. Many more inexpensive and free resources at my shop EC_Resources Leave me a review and pick any other resource for free :)
General behaviour prompts
zvlovegrove

General behaviour prompts

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Symbol and word behaviour prompt cards. Could be used on a lanyard or as part of a communication system. Would benefit all. Includes: good walking good listening good looking good sitting (on chair and on crossed legged) good walking good waiting good lining up quiet talking ...
Teachers TV: Ignoring Disruptive Behaviour
Teachers TV

Teachers TV: Ignoring Disruptive Behaviour

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Behaviour guru, Sue Cowley, works with a Key Stage 2 teacher at Whitton Middle School, Worcestershire, offering advice on maintaining lesson flow and dealing with distractions, in Manage that Class with Sue Cowley . Using cameras and microphones concealed, Sue Cowley is able to observe and com...
Behaviour-Noise-O-Meter
TeachElite

Behaviour-Noise-O-Meter

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Back to School : Noise-O-Meter This is a great visual way of letting your class know just how loud they are!! This visual PowerPoint can be used with your classes for noise management. There are instructions in the PPT on how to use this INTERACTIVE resource. Please note, This doesn't automaticall...
Ocean Golden Time Display
rajnag

Ocean Golden Time Display

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*See the preview image for the finished product* Children are represented by submarines on the surface of the sea. As they lose golden time they sink deeper into the murky depths below! The sea is colour-coordinated, the lower you go the darker the water. Names for children can be added into the t...