Getting to grips with challenging behaviour

Understand the roots of unacceptable behaviour and encourage pupils to reflect upon their actions with these handy ideas
Reflective Secondary School Student Thinking About Her Challenging Behaviour

Confidently tackle poor behaviour and encourage learners to reflect upon their actions with these accessible tools

Although no classroom is always full of angels, there may be times when students’ behaviour reaches unacceptable levels. Knowing when to intervene is vital for keeping disruption to a minimum, but doing so in an approachable manner can be tricky.

To help you out, we’ve selected some of our favourite resources, that will give you the tools to tackle more challenging behaviour while encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their actions.

Managing challenging behaviour

Understanding why pupils act in a certain way is one of the first steps to an effective intervention. Get to grips with the causes behind poor behaviour with the help of this comprehensive booklet, before reflecting upon your classroom management style with this thought-provoking pack.

Establish positive relationships with more difficult students using this intervention unit, which will encourage learners to focus on why they make decisions that will get them in trouble. Or, why not watch this informative video, jam-packed with ideas on how to be more assertive in hostile classroom environments?  

Managing Challenging Behaviour
WillsonEducation

Managing Challenging Behaviour

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This booklet is in two modules, first 'setting the scene&' where issues surrounding the behaviour of children in school today are discussed. Second &';personal attitudes' are examined through quizzes such as classroom management styles, causes of different behaviours and feedback from self a...
Parent/child - Behaviour and me
Sunshine-Groups

Parent/child - Behaviour and me

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This course is aimed at establishing a relationship with a difficult child; looking at who and what they trust and why they make the decisions which get them into trouble. It differs from other About me interventions as its main focus is on poor behavior, difficult relationships, poor de...
Teachers TV: Policing Challenging Behaviour
Teachers TV

Teachers TV: Policing Challenging Behaviour

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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 wil...

Encouraging responsibility

Repair relationships and help students recognise the impact that their actions have on others with this restorative justice workbook, designed to prevent future conflicts. Similarly, this emotional intelligence pack is ideal for helping learners identify and communicate their feelings to others in an appropriate manner.

This collection of classroom management sheets is ideal for encouraging older pupils to take responsibility for their actions. Alternatively, younger students can practise responding to emotion-fuelled situations with this twist on a classic board-game.  

Behaviour - Restorative Justice Workbook
tamsaine

Behaviour - Restorative Justice Workbook

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A workbook designed to resolve harm or conflict and prevent the situation for occurring again. Students take responsibility for their actions and recognise the impact they have on others. They then try to repair relationships and plan for the future.
Emotional Intelligence: Activities for Student Well-Being
A Plus Learning

Emotional Intelligence: Activities for Student Well-Being

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Teaching emotional intelligence could help students handle situations effectively, be able to identify, communicate their feelings to other people and could help them read situations and relationships. It could also help them regulate their emotions and help them respond appropriately to others. ...
Emotions Snakes and Ladders
Alice Hoyle

Emotions Snakes and Ladders

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This is a lesson plan sample from a scheme of work I developed from a project based on developing emotional intelligence and resilience as part of a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Project. For more information on this project please contact me on sexedukation [at] gmail.com Lesson aims -For ...