I would have missed the furore around the reposting of an old video by @TomBennett71 this week as I was away and not taking much notice of Twitter. The ‘while you were away’ message thrust it upon me. Once viewed, it was hard to ignore. The combination of visiting the first school I ever taught in this week and needing to put together a 50 minute session for trainee teachers on ‘behaviour’ for next week has put me into a reflective mood anyway, so I may as well gather my thoughts and attempt to kill several birds at one time.

If someone in a position of influence suggests something you vehemently disagree with it feels a bit like a duty to respond. I’m not trying to escalate or even continue an argument but to offer an alternative viewpoint.

Tom seemed to be suggesting that the most important issue in managing…

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