A recent post on the SLN forum linking to this article has caused some cogs to turn. I do believe that by planning lessons well and using a variety of tools and methods causes behaviour to improve in MOST pupils. There are always exceptions but I do find it annoying when the teaching profession can’t be 100% reflective.
If I think of my own practice I know there have been times where a nightmare of a lesson in terms of behaviour has been caused by poor planning on my part. Another argument is that every lesson can;t be better than ‘good’ and I completely agree. I would estimate that the majority of my lessons hit the ‘satisfactory’ mark – however I do try to vary the activities and spark interest.
I’d be interested to hear what other people think