Behaviour management

Redlands College has been operating Responsible Thinking Process (RTP) as a part of our behaviour management program since 2002. RTP is an application of a recent psychology called Perceptual Control Theory (PCT), which argues that individuals do not behave to control actions rather, they behave to control perceptions. According to PCT, people act only when what they are experiencing conflicts with their goals.

RTP recognises that when individuals behave they are creating certain effect in the environment. It is these effects or experiences that are the focus of RTP program. Many of the problems we face at school with students derive simply from the fact that they have not learnt to control their experiences within parameters of school environments. When students disrupt at Redlands they are asked a series of questions to guide them back to the learning. If they choose to continue to disrupt they are referred to Responsible Thinking Classroom (RTC).

The RTC is a supportive environment to help students learn how to control their experiences in socially responsible ways and is operated by a qualified RTP teacher.

The RTC is a supportive environment to help students learn how to control their experiences in socially responsible ways.

Steve Lowther

Jun 13, 2018, 10:16 AM
Position : RTC Coordinator
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At Redlands College since 1990, I presently hold the position of coordinator for Responsible Thinking Classroom Prep - Year 12. My early years of teaching were spent in Canberra as a Primary School teacher, mainly working with Years 4 - 7. Over the past 29 years at Redlands I have worked across many year levels and held several positions including Junior School teacher, Physical Education teacher, Assistant to Deputy in Junior School, IT Coordinator and Dean of Boys.

With 17 years' experience in the area of behaviour management, I have been able to establish a strong connection with students, staff and families.