A teacher’s philosophy on behavior should be something that comes from that teacher’s own beliefs. It should be a philosophy that informs the way in which they react to student behavior and that informs the behaviors that they try to elicit from their students. Each teacher’s philosophy on behavior must be tied to that teacher’s own personality and attitudes. At the same time, there are some things that should be a part of every teacher’s philosophy on behavior.
At its root, a teacher’s philosophy on behavior must be focused on ensuring that all students in that teacher’s classroom have a chance to learn in a decent learning environment. It must be focused on ensuring that students do not act in ways that are hurtful to their peers. These are things that cannot be negotiable. Every teacher must believe in these things.
However, there is room for how a teacher wants to run his or her classroom. Some teachers will be more accepting of an informal setting in which students feel free to speak in class, for example, without raising their hands. Some teachers will accept students getting up to get a drink without asking permission. These sorts of details about classroom behavior are much more up to the teacher’s discretion.
Thus, a teacher’s philosophy on behavior must be based on doing what is right for the students, but different teachers may have different views on the details of the behaviors that they expect.