Generate purposeful discussion

Help students to feel positive about themselves and the activities in which they are participating.

Generate purposeful, respectful discussion and promote positive classroom experiences by:

  • expecting and reinforcing positive behaviours
  • being consistent when dealing with students
  • modelling expected behaviours, for example, active listening
  • using and reinforcing inclusive and appropriate language
  • affirming the diversity in the responses of individual students.

Risk of significant harm

If a student discloses private information publicly and the teacher does suspect a student is at risk of significant harm they must inform their principal or workplace manager as per the Child Protection Policy: Responding to and reporting students at risk of harm.

The Mandatory Reporter Guide (MRG) can assist in making an informed decision regarding child protection concerns. More information is available on the Child Protection webpage.

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