The Complete Guide to Behaviour for Teaching Assistants and Support Staff
- Chris Lee - Former Head of the School of Continuing Professional Development at the University of Plymouth
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.
Excellent resource for the Foundation Degree students to support the impact of behaviour on learning module. Clear practical examples given to support teaching assistants as well as enabling them to reflect on situations of their own. This publication has also been recommended as a library purchase on the reading lists.
A very good read and lots of good examples of practice
Great book which has been requested for use in the library. Students will find this insightful and of great value
I was particularly impressed with how this book was easy to read and well presented. It would be particularly appealing to students and more specifically the teaching assistants for whom the book is designed. It is a book which could be carried around and used at work and study as a reference guide, offering many practical tips and ideas for how to reflect upon the behaviour boundaries and polices and procedures within the school environment.
A good resource with some very useful activities/excercises which encourage reflective practice and the integration of theory and practice.
A well-written book on a subject that many teaching assistants and support staff find difficult. There is some excellent practical advice that will inspire confidence.
Very intersesting and informative book. Ideal for research by learners into behaviour strategies
This book will provide useful further reading for students of both L2 and L3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Lots of practical strategies are given in this book to aid the TA in what can be a difficult area. Clear boundaries are given with examples to suit the differing needs of the learners. Good to have a book geared specifically towards the support staff.
As this is a dificult area for TA's to manage this book has some excellent interrvention strategies that can be implemented. Case studies help with discussion and understanding whilst theories are explained and made relevant