This lesson plan and activity from 'Think! Education&' looks at the reasons why young people take or are exposed to risk, and encourages students to think about strategies for coping with these situations.
Notes taken from a workshop by
Seamus Gallagher, Chartered Psychologist and compiled into a useful document with information on communication, body language and specific classroom management strategies.
Part of a series of sessions on SEN. This one, originally designed for delivery as part of the NPSLBA programme, looks at underlying causes of unacceptable behaviour - and encourages staff to think analytically about what might be happening in their classroom. To maintain copyright, the presentation is made available as read only powerpoint (click the 'read only' option on opening) or as a PDF. I am also available to come & deliver this as part of INSET in schools, work commitments permitting. --> For more: www.HumansNotRobots.co.uk
This CPD session offers an engaging and original approach to improving behaviour management practices. Grounded in educational research, this CPD session is interactive, well-structured, and has been successfully tried and tested. The aim of the CPD session is to develop the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed in order to utilise behaviour management even more effectively in lessons, and it achieves this by embarking upon the following learning journey:
1. Fully understanding the various reasons for challenging behaviour;
2. Observing and analysing behaviour management practices through a Youtube video;
3. Evaluating the main behaviour concerns in the participants' school/classrooms
4. Gaining familiarity with a range of research and theory suggesting the best methods and strategies for a number of different challenging situations;
5, Planning effective behaviour management strategies to prevent and combat challenging behaviour in the participants' real-life classrooms.
Included in this pack are: Full PowerPoint presentation, a hyperlinked video for analysis, cards fro the Diamond Nine activity, a top tips helpsheet, instructions for the main group task, and guidance for trainers/ presenters.
All images and videos are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide.
‘School Matters’ looks at whether there is a school discipline crisis. Ruth Kelly, the former Education Secretary, has set up a group of teachers to devise a national strategy tackling behaviour in schools.
Teachers and headteachers talk about what they consider to be bad behaviour, how they see it increasing and schemes they have introduced to solve the problem. Geoff Moss, an Assertive Discipline trainer, believes that changing social attitudes have blurred the distinction between childhood and adolescence and that teachers increasingly need to teach responsible behaviour.
The National Programme for Specialist Leaders of Behaviour and Attendance is a one-year course which is open to any staff who come into contact with pupils. It is designed to spread good practice in changing challenging behaviour. Learning mentor Lisa Robertson from Washington School is part-way through the course; Science teacher Kathryn Forster from Southmoor Community School completed the qualification recently. Lisa is seen leading an intercessional activity with a group of pupils described by an assistant head as 'the worst offenders' in behaviour terms and feeding back to her mentor on the school's leadership team. Course graduate Kathryn Forster speaks about how the qualification has increased her confidence when confronted by poor behaviour and how she has managed to implement some of its techniques across the whole school.
Science teacher Dr Sarah Longshaw visits a police training academy in an effort to learn how to gain more control over her Year 10 class. She receives a behaviour management lesson from police trainer PC Donna Gair, PC Gair trains the recruits in verbal and non-verbal communication skills, which will enable them to take control of difficult situations. Will PC Gair be able to help Dr Longshaw to be more assertive in the classroom and in turn enable her Year 10 students to take more control of their own behaviour?
Say hello to the Challenge Wall!
Extension or challenge activities based on Blooms Taxonomy - complete with a colourful climbing wall style display!
How high will your children climb? They will love to try and climb as high as possible... pushing their higher order thinking skills as high as possible!
Contains 24 ready made activities plus blank templates to add your own.
Versatile and can be used for any subject or topic, used as an extension or for early finisher, or for differentiation as part of a lesson!
A set of 18 pocket sized set of reminders for children who have trouble managing their anger. Strategies to use when stressed. Blank cards are included for specific instructions and can be written on with a pen. These can be useful when used with the Stressometer - one at home and one at school with consistent messages can help your child to regulate themselves.
Print them off (I suggest you laminate them) and pop on a keyring. Or print as large posters round the room
These are also available to purchase professionally made on a keyring from my Ebay store
£4.99 inc delivery. eBay item number:132130271377
The Stressometer is A4 sized and should be made with thick laminated card. Attach a velcro strip across the blank box to attach the arrow to, for your child to move to the appropriate number. Useful for both verbal and non verbal children and adults as you can teach your child to use breathing exercises instead of shouting and screaming, whilst still conveying to you how they are feeling at the time
This is also available to purchase professionally made through my ebay shop
£4.99 inc UK delivery eBay item number:132130271375
This double-sided (tri-section) Leaflet is for sharing with parents/carers. Written by an Educational Psychology Service, it gives a basic overview of Challenging Behaviour and how schools and parents/carers can support.
An adaptable behaviour management resource whereby students can earn points for good behaviour throughout a lesson.
At the end of the lesson the points are added up and they receive the appropriate prize.
This has worked really well with some challenging students as the focus is fully on the positives.
The 'rewards drawer' is a drawer I have with sweets in but can be easily changed.
A behaviour chart used for challenging behaviour with children on an individual basis. Included is the behaviour slider, behaviour chart and an explanation of how it can be used with the child. Helps for the child to see how their session is panning out and to work towards achieving a goal.
This is an interactive resource to encourage a student to reflect on his/her behaviour and how to modify this behaviour in the future.
Good for detention too!
The teacher should note there is a password: abc2016 to accept the reflection or ask the student to repeat the reflection task.
A version with sound is available on request.
help video to download (this was used for a different resource, but the instructions are the same to download)
1. Download zipped file
2. YOU MUST then EXTRACT the files (right click the zipped downloaded folder)
3. Go to the EXTRACTED files and then double click on the story.html
Make sure you have an updated browser and updated flash player.
Obviously the first port of call when dealing with any challenging behaviour is to follow the school's behaviour management policy. This resource provides a step by step guide to having the difficult conversation that follows a behaviour incident in a way that maintains the emotional well-being of both the teacher and the student (without the teacher having to resort to shouting) that can be adapted to any school's behaviour policy. Increase the text size to a readable size after downloading.