School attendance is key to academic success. After all, how can you learn as effectively as possible if you miss classes, be it in person or through distance learning? Whilst we may not all be aware of the specific effects’ absenteeism can have on a student, we do know that they are almost always negative.
So, how are students affected by absenteeism? And what can schools do to reduce it?
Losing valuable teaching time to disruptive students? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
This is a common occurrence in secondary schools. Pre-teen or teenage students are experiencing tensions in their social lives, family or at school, and finding ways to release these, often in the form of troublesome behaviour. This is seen in students of all genders and all age groups.
When you have to balance teaching with managing your students' behaviour, it can be challenging to find effective strategies that students will respond to positively. No one likes disciplining their students. But research looking at deterrents and incentives suggests that, with the right strategies, it may be easier than it seems…