Professional language of Friendly and Fair Teaching
|Ladder of action
||When a student disturbes the lesson you reinforce positive behaviour with the four steps of the Ladder of Action. Each step gives this student a chance to behave according to the framework.|
|Qualification||Qualification has to do with transmission and acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes that qualify children and young people to do “something,” both for a profession and for life in a complex modern society.|
||With the term ‘Motivational coach‘ FFT indicates that as a teacher you not only teach but also coach. As a motivational coach, you stimulate intrinsic motivation in your students.
|Subjectivation||Subjectivation can include qualities such as independence, responsibility and also maturity.|
|Socialisation||Socialization has to do with how education introduces and connects children to existing traditions and practices – both socio-cultural, political, religious and philosophical practice – , as well as vocational and professional practices.|
|Abacus||The abacus is a tool of Friendly and Fair Teaching that looks like a triangular folder. You use this abacus when you are teaching the whole class and when your students are working independently. With the abacus, you keep track of how many Tips you give within a lesson. You do this in a way that is visible to students. The images of the abacus have different colors (green, orange and red). This works like a traffic light. The abacus acts as a brake on disruptive behaviour. If the maximum number of Tips allowed is exceeded, you take action. The action you take when you are teaching the whole class is different from the action you take when your students are working independently. With each image of the abacus you see a smiley face. These smileys indicate the mood of the teacher. The advantage of these smileys is that you as a teacher can remain neutral (or even happy!) even when reinforcing positive behaviour.
||The Cheat sheet is a summary of the steps you take reinforce positive behaviour. With this cheat sheet you give a student several chances to adhere to the framework.|
|Future behaviour letter
||A Future behaviour letter is an assignment teachers hand out to a student disrupting the lesson. It is the third step of the Ladder of action. This assignment is effective because it costs the student time. The Future behaviour letter is a crucial step to reinforce positive behaviour. This assignment is not only effective in the moment, it also has an effect over time. Over time students will say to each other, “With this teacher, be careful not to get a Future behaviour letter”.|
|Tip||A Tip is a positive advise that replaces a warning. A Tip is the second step of the Ladder of action. It is a non-binding and countable step by which you reinforce positive behaviour. If the agreed upon maximum number of Tips is reached (Abacus), You continue with the third step of the Ladder of action: Future behaviour letter.|
||If you teach the entire class, use the ‘Tip Book‘ to note when you give a student a ‘Tip’ or a ‘Future behaviour letter’. This way of taking notes looks friendlier than taking notes directly on a class list. Outside of class, you incorporate the notes fromyour Tip Book into a class list.|