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 Negotiation Approach

The negotiation approach

This chapter focuses on the negotiation process between TAs and the pupils with whom you work. By the end of the chapter you will have considered and gained a better understanding of:

  • what is meant by negotiation;
  • responses to pupils;
  • the four mistaken goals of behaviour and what to do about them.

Here the needs of the pupil are important but so too are those of the rest of the class and that includes teachers and the TAs themselves. After a discussion of what negotiation is, there is an evaluation of first responses and subsequent ways of reacting when pupils are being disruptive. This is followed by an analysis of the four goals of misbehaviour - attention, power, revenge and withdrawal - and what ...

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