By providing a thorough grounding in the theory behind behavior management, followed by suggestions for successful strategies to use in the classroom, The Complete Guide to Behaviour for Teaching Assistants and Support Staff gives the reader the confidence to manage the challenging behavior of children and young people in educational contexts. further reading

Preventing Disruption and Promoting Positive Behaviour

Preventing disruption and promoting positive behaviour

This chapter looks at the four main areas which help to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum. The skills of support staff are reflected upon through a self-evaluation exercise before we go on to look at the value of teams in which the overwhelming majority of TAs exist. There follows a consideration of the context - the classroom - and how effective classroom practice avoids generating situations that can be problematic. Finally, there is chance to look at the pupils and how knowledge of them can prove useful in understanding and preventing disruption.

By the end of the chapter you will have considered and gained a better understanding of:

  • your own skills;
  • the teams to ...
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