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

The Practical Work of Changing Behaviour

This chapter will give you the opportunity to:

  • draw together your new learning and practice
  • strengthen your clear, practical understanding of solution-support
  • reflect on its application in your own circumstances in the light of additional evidence

Disciplined inquiry for professional development

As teachers, when we go about the work of improving our practice we need straightforward, practical ideas that can be put into action in the classroom today. We also need to know the reason for taking a particular approach in order to feel confident in its use. I hope that by this point in the book you have a clearer understanding of behaviour in educational terms, and how that understanding can help us in planning and carrying out ...

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