By providing a thorough grounding in the theory behind behavior management, followed by suggestions for successful strategies to use in the classroom, The Complete Guide to Behaviour for Teaching Assistants and Support Staff gives the reader the confidence to manage the challenging behavior of children and young people in educational contexts.
Written specifically for teaching assistants and support staff, this book covers behavior, motivation and discipline issues with their specific role and position in mind. Supported by the views and responses of current students on Foundation Degrees and those working towards HLTA status, the book reflects the difficulties, dilemmas and successes of this vital group of people working in today's classrooms.
You might recognize the three main types of role you fulfill as a teaching assistant: the discipliner; the negotiator; the counsellor. This book helps the reader to find their own behavior management style, and their own way of working.
Useful features include:
- chapter objectives
- exercises and activities
- case studies
- further reading.
This book is idea for those studying for a Foundation Degree, working towards Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) or anyone working in a supporting role in a Primary or Secondary setting.
Chris Lee was the Senior Lecturer in Education and Head of the School of Continuing Professional Development at the Faculty of Education, University of Plymouth. He has taught in secondary and special schools, and continues to work with teachers on issues of bullying and behavior management. He is now a freelance educational consultant.