PERSPECTIVE OF TEACHERS ON STUDENT BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT – CASE STUDY AT PRIVATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN HANOI
Student behavior management is an important activity of teachers to ensure effective teaching and educational activities. Student behavior management is considered a basic skill that any teacher who wants to improve awareness and manage students must be able to do. The article used quantitative research methods combined with qualitative research methods to understand the actual behavior of students in private primary schools and strategies, as well as methods of teachers in private primary schools, adopted to manage undesirable behavior and encourage positive behavior. Participants in this research are 51 private primary teachers enrolled in the College to Master of Education with a specialization in private primary schools. Research results show that primary school students have many different behaviors in the teaching process, these behaviors affect the progress of the class and the classroom atmosphere, the relationship between teachers and students, and students with students. Teachers tend to implement an educational philosophy of positive discipline, and methods and strategies of student behavior management are student-centered. The methods and strategies used are diverse and popular. On the other hand, teachers also spend a considerable amount of time understanding the situation, creating close relationships with stakeholders, namely students' families, in order to have an appropriate way to manage student behavior. Therefore, behavior management methods and strategies are individualized for each student.