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Contact PB4L

If your query relates to PB4L training opportunities in your region, please email your local Ministry office. You can find contact details here.

For all other queries, further information and guidance on PB4L initiatives, you can contact us on PB4L@education.govt.nz.

Encourage Positive Behaviours

Positive behaviour can be learnt. A safe and caring environment that supports positive learning behaviour needs to be created.

Tips for success:

  • you can’t do it alone – kia mahitahi, work (and learn) as a team
  • show children and young people you care, show that you believe in them, show that you trust them and play with them often
  • have high (and realistic) expectations for children and young people. They will rise to these
  • family and whānau usually know their children or young people best – involve them and you increase your chances of connecting with a child or young person
  • children and young people don’t always know how to behave – you need to teach, regularly practice and positively reinforce the behaviour you want to see
  • provide the foundations for all children and young people to learn and succeed – make sure all of your school or systems support positive behaviour
  • remember the quiet ones – those who internalise their behaviour (e.g. withdraw or sulk) need the same positive attentions as those who externalise behaviour.

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