Archive for the ‘pupil misbehaviour’ Category

Duking The Stats 3: Arbitrary Rewards

May 19, 2011

I was at an INSET recently about behaviour and behaviour policies. It was … interesting. (more…)

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Duking The Stats 2: Campbell’s Law

October 24, 2010

[BPSDB]Duking the stats seems to be continuing apace in my workplace. Now management want behaviour to seem better than it actually is. (more…)

Bizarre Tory School Plan

February 16, 2010

[BPSDB]I have been somewhat critical of education policy under the current Government but compared with what the opposition have planned, Labour are sane and clear thinkers. (more…)

New Disorders

July 13, 2009

[BPSDB]In his excellent book “Bad Science”, one of Ben Goldacre’s targets is the medicalising of social issues by both the pharmaceutical giants and the alternative pill peddlers. I was reminded of this recently when I read of a mother of a teenager who was claiming that giving him an ASBO was unfair because his medical condition was not being taken into account. (more…)

Alex Dolan Struck Off

March 26, 2009

I read in today’s Metro that Alex Dolan has been struck off by the General Teaching Council (GTC) for a year for secretly filming pupils’ bad behaviour for a television documentary. This sounded so much like the Angela Mason case that I thought the Metro had simply got the name wrong but no – there is a second case of secret filming. (more…)