Supporting Children's Learning: A Guide for Teaching Assistants explains all the key ideas on how children learn and how best to support children in that learning. Covering all major themes, this book offers an introduction to main theories of learning and development from birth to primary including brain and emotional and social development; an introduction to what motivates learners to learn, and how much learners understand about how learning takes place; a glossary of terms; and case studies, research summaries and tasks for reflection.

Managing Discipline

Managing discipline

The BIG theories from Chapters 46 apply to the things that we do to manage children's and young people's conduct. Conduct or behaviour is about the ways that we act, the things we do to fit into a family a school, at work and at play. It is also about our ways of working, including persistence, our ability to keep at it, and resilience which is the way we recover from setbacks. Discipline is about those things that we do to help individuals to manage their own conduct. Where there is no misbehaviour, no conduct that causes concern, there is no need for discipline.

Teachers and teaching assistants have an opportunity to get to know those who they teach really well. Working one ...

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