Dealing with difficult or inappropriate behavior in schools can be a challenging task for any educator, regardless of experience. Written for teachers, teaching assistants, and other professionals, this book provides insights into contemporary issues that inform better behavior management in schools and offers practical advice for improvement through policy and practice.
Taking a whole-school policy approach, this book:
- Looks at how the behavior of adults and students and the school culture affect pupil behavior
- Provides a framework for schools to follow, showing how to generate a behavior policy
- Contains practical activities to use with a variety of staff as part of INSET/Professional Development
- Takes a whole-staff approach and includes advice for teaching assistants and teachers
- Offers suggestions for communicating and encouraging best practices schoolwide
PART ONE: THE ADULT IN THE CLASSROOM
'The Big Ideas': Definitions and Stances
PART TWO: THE PUPIL
Why Pupils Misbehave?
PART THREE: THE SCHOOL
Rules, Rewards, Praise, Encouragement and Sanctions
The School as a System
The Whole School Policy