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?

Being Solution-Focused in School

Being Solution-Focused in School

This chapter will give you the opportunity to:

  • know the structure of solution-support
  • take your first steps in using solution-support in your own context
  • know how to stay solution-focused when you are under pressure

How to do solution-support work

Belief, choice and mindset

When you approach a student whose behaviour is causing problems, you can believe what you want about them, why they are behaving this way, what is in it for them, what motivates them. As a free agent you can choose what to believe, you can change your mind and change your mindset. Your beliefs underpin your mindset, which directs your actions. You can believe that students are successful, resourceful and hopeful, or that they are failing, lacking resources and aimless. ...

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