“If you stand for nothing, you'll fall for anything.” - Alexander Hamilton
If we have no boundaries about what is and isn’t acceptable in our classrooms, learners tend to create their own… and sometimes topple your authority because of it.
I think if we're not actively doing something to set boundaries in a classroom setting, that 'head swirling' moment can become normal. And that is dangerous, for many reasons: a big one being that it impedes learning. It also has this dangerous way of subliminally reinforcing an idea in learners' minds that bad behaviours are acceptable.
But they are not.
There are some pretty scary consequences to not having clear boundaries when it comes to classroom management. There are also similarly scary consequences to not having a clear stand and protocols on very important matters like #racism, #bigotry and #discrimination in a #school setting.
➡️ Left unchecked, negative behaviour becomes accepted, and normal. Which leads to...
➡️ Some learners growing up believing “nothing can be done about” certain things. Which leads to...
➡️ Those same learners becoming adults in workplaces who, when faced with the same negative behaviours, also believe that ’nothing can be done about it’. Which sometimes also results in...
➡️ Other learners who had bad behaviour becoming #bullies in workplaces. They believe they can get away with anything, because nobody stood up to counter it in the first place.
I know that speaking up, standing up and saying ’no' isn’t easy. The fear is real.
But if we don’t stand for something, we will fall or be squashed easily. And so much more than we know topples as a result.
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