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 7: Talking About Pedagogy
Talking About Pedagogy
This chapter will give you the opportunity to:
- think about your understanding of pedagogy
- relate your pedagogical understanding to the teaching for behaviour change
- relate your pedagogical knowledge to a story of a student with a complex problem in school
The title of this book is Transforming Behaviour in the Classroom and might be expected to focus on management of behaviour. So why have I included this chapter on pedagogy? When you teach you are doing pedagogical work encompassing a range of activities with a matching set of intended outcomes, to do with your students’ learning and their behaviour while they are learning. I believe that it is vital to understand what you are doing pedagogically to be able to reflect on what ...