Recognising how to be more Assertive There are many ways to become more assertive, here are a couple of thoughts you might want to consider trying: Don’t allow others to control you with their requests Be ready for, and anticipate, the behaviour of others and prepare your responses. Give yourself some thinking time. Perhaps […]
If you ask pupils in school, the word ‘behaviour’ is usually associated with detentions, names on the board, being sent to the Head of Year, meetings with parents, being on report, sending to the inclusion ‘unit’ and possibly permanent exclusion. I’m not criticising the process, I’m just giving a simple example of one way of interpreting […]
Is ADHD a 21st Century phenomenon? A lot of people I meet ask me why ADHD wasn’t around when they were at school. My answer to that is that it WAS around, it’s just that probably it wasn’t in our ‘non-inclusive’ classrooms. Shakespeare The first reference to ADHD could be in 1613, in Shakespeare’s play Henry VIII, […]
The High Cost of Behaviour This simple spreadsheet gives an example of the potential costs (loss) for a college if behaviour in class causes poor retention and progression.
Punishment Isn’t an effective tool (Behaviour Management) I regularly work with teachers and support staff around their use of positive language in behaviour management. It’s human nature to berate, scold, or become exasperated when behaviour stops learning or when a seemingly innocuous event ends up on the disciplinary path. Punishment isn’t the only tool in your classroom […]