Being able to effectively manage the behaviour in your classroom is one of the basic foundations of good teaching. However creating a positive productive learning environment is challenging as the causes of behavioural issues can be complex and difficult to identify. This book presents a solution-focused approach to behaviour management in primary and secondary schools, starting with the child and offering a flexible methodology and practical strategies for facilitating long-term positive behaviour. Key coverage includes: •  An overview of main approaches to behaviour management drawing from educational theory and research •  Case studies throughout the book exploring key strategies and issues •  How to develop confidence in the classroom as a new teacher •  Neuroscience and behaviour: what can we learn from recent scientific discoveries?

What Do We Mean By Behaviour?

What Do We Mean By Behaviour?

This chapter will give you the opportunity to:

  • think about behaviour as an aspect of overall learning to be supported through teaching, rather than as a separate category of problem to be managed
  • explore your values and beliefs in how you relate to the subject of behaviour in your practice

Thinking about behaviour

What do you think about the four statements below?

  • Behaviour and learning are one and the same, they do not need to be treated separately in the classroom.

    Behaviour and learning are two integrated aspects of growing up, as the child and young person makes sense of their world and expresses their understanding through their performance. The aim of teaching is to change their mind, to ...

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