It’s easy to label negative student behaviors as “problems,” especially when our time is stretched thin. Is the student tapping his pencil being disrespectful? Or is he worried his parents can’t pay rent?
You can improve your school climate with a shift in mindset.
Just hang this poster in the teachers’ lounge or near the copier. Share it during your next staff meeting. It can help start a discussion that encourages teachers and staff to pause and remember that our students are so much more complex than what is often conveyed by their behaviors.