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?

Developing Confidence in Practice

Developing Confidence in Practice

This chapter will give you the opportunity to:

  • think about what can affect your confidence as a teacher
  • explore your level of confidence about the issue of behaviour
  • envisage where you hope to be in terms of your confidence in a year’s time, and the first steps you will take to get there
  • engage in the process of professional development which will lead to your confident success in class over time

Newly qualified teachers consistently identify behaviour management as an area of practice where they need more support (Powell and Tod, 2004). In 2008, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported that one-third of new teachers said they needed training and support concerning student discipline and behaviour problems, and did ...

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