The General Teaching Council for Scotland

She didn't...a poem about behaviour

@Blairminchin was doing poetry with his class prior to the Easter holidays. Not to miss an opportunity to learn alongside his class, Blair created a poem to challenge the “zero tolerance” approach to children’s behaviour that was being debated on Twitter.

Blair’s poem challenges the zero tolerance approach and positions behaviour within the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) agenda. ACE awareness is crucially important for all teachers so they can adapt their responses to children displaying distressed behaviour.