Making Choices Framework

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The Making Choices Framework module is presented by Vicki Baczynskyj, Principal of Canterbury Vale School.

It outlines a proactive approach to managing difficult behaviours consisting of curriculum adjustments and all staff following clear and consistent school procedures and policies.

This module describes a very simple rule which is to employ “basic teaching principles and good practice followed by all staff”.

The Making Choices Framework used at Canterbury Vale School is described and each of the 4 steps of this framework is explained (Chance to Think, Think Again/Make a Choice, Reflection, Work It Out).

Students who are interviewed offer their experience of participating in this system.

At the end of the presentation the audience is invited to reflect and discuss focus questions based on positive teacher relationships, school consequences, reward system and consistency. These questions are designed to examine their school environment and open up discussion for promoting best practice.