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

The System Approach

The system approach

This chapter focuses on the school and the system that it provides to maintain order and support the agreed standards of behaviour. By the end of the chapter you will have considered and gained a better understanding of:

  • what is meant by ‘system’ in this context;
  • the positive side of what the system seeks to achieve;
  • the negative side of what the system seeks to achieve.

Here the needs of the whole school population are the most significant and their values are represented by the school system. After a self-assessment of school policies, the remainder of the chapter looks at the positive system that schools put into place through rules and rewards, followed by the negative system that considers punishment and sanctions, before considering ...

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