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?
Chapter 3: Becoming the Best Teacher You Can Be
Becoming the Best Teacher You Can Be
This chapter will give you the opportunity to:
- explore the planning aspect of classroom management
- connect classroom management with solution-focused teaching as part of a planned process
- introduce a pedagogical view of solution-focused teaching and solution-support as a form of inquiry
‘I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.’
Planning for success
What issues will you have to deal with in becoming the best teacher you can be? Being a successful teacher depends on both who you are and what you do, ...