The National, Monday July 8th, 2013
By PISAI GUMAR
TEACHING positive behaviour in schools has many positive outcomes, an educator has urged.
Lae district education care taker coordinator Simon Shong said last week educators were today placed in the forefront of delivering the Government’s Vision 2050 because the O’Neill Government had prioritised education as the pillar to build secure productive societies.
“Building such a society will require positive mind power to create positive attitudes in people,” Shong said.
“This requires everybody to take responsibility to ensure a secure, productive and healthy society is developed.”
At the provincial in-service training (PIST) themed “behaviour management” from July 1-5 held in respective schools, teachers from 20 primary and 63 elementary schools were assured that behaviour management was crucial.
“Behaviour determines a person’s destiny but it must be good behaviour that is learnt at home and schools,” Shong said.
“The O’Neill Government prioritised education as the pillar to build a secure, productive and healthy society. And teachers are at the forefront to ensure that positive behaviour and attitude are imparted to students.”
Teachers were told to realise their responsibilities and strategies, including positive approaches to encourage pupils in their learning.
“It’s not what you know that matters but it’s what you do that counts,” Shong said.
“You tell me, I forget. You show me I remember but you involve me surely I learn. So let’s get involved in positive management in our professional social conduct.”