Jen Foster

How I transformed pupil behaviour in my school

Too often behaviour management strategies focus on quick fixes, rather than long-term solutions, warns primary teacher Jen Foster, who has developed a new approach that identifies the causes of classroom disruption and helps pupils to manage their emotions

How I transformed pupil behaviour in my school

There is a perception among some people that behaviour management is innate: that either you can do it or you can’t. That’s not to say they believe that there is one single way of managing behaviour correctly, rather that some people just find the thing that works for them a lot easier than others do.

It’s a damaging myth because it puts the blame for poor behaviour on a teacher or a pupil directly, when actually good training on behaviour can make a huge difference to a teacher’s ability to ensure that learning happens uninterrupted in classrooms.

Teacher Jen Foster feels that this ...

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