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 Relationship Approach

The relationship approach

This chapter focuses on the relationship between support staff and the pupils with whom they work. By the end of the chapter you will have considered and gained a better understanding of:

  • why TAs are in an advantageous position to use the ‘relationship approach’;
  • key skills in this area;
  • a specific solution-focused approach;
  • how to deal with anger;
  • the importance of self-esteem.

Here the power of the pupil comes to the fore and their needs are paramount. After a consideration of the advantages that TAs possess in this area there is a sharper focus on listening and counselling skills before looking at solution-focused approaches which require these skills and more. The discussion moves on to dealing with a pupil who is angry and then provides an ...

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