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?

Changing Habits and Changing Thinking

Changing Habits and Changing Thinking

This chapter will give you the opportunity to:

  • think about what might be going on in the inside when you take a particular approach to a student’s changing behaviour
  • develop an argument to support your work as a teacher in changing behaviour
  • engage in the process of professional development which will lead to your confident practice with students experiencing change

Understanding rapid change

A consistent feature of the work I have been doing is the rapidity of the change in students’ behaviour. As illustrated by the case stories I have included in this book, in many cases a single conversation has resulted in a student behaving in a way that gets them moving in the direction of their best hope, ...

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