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Behaviour - useful heuristics

A good routine can be a fantastic way to ensure certain behaviour issues never crop up in the first place. But, what do we do when behaviour issues naturally do arise and how can we ensure we make good choices in that moment? Heuristics are mental shortcuts that help people from all industries make split second good decisions (or to help people better deal with probability judgements). They are useful simplifications for in the heat of a moment.

“What you permit, you promote”

This is the idea that when we allow a behaviour to occur, for whatever reason, we make this acceptable to the rest of the class. If one student is not picked up for shouting out, there’s no reason for the other not to shout out.