Being prepared helps deal with these sorts of situations. Knowing how you're going to approach chatting students or what body language has worked before means that when the situation occurs it can be dealt with promptly and students understand that it is not acceptable. Developing scripts for more challenging situations helps avoid sudden panics at challenging behaviour, so you regain control of your classroom.
Coming soon to smartphones, tablets and the web, our new publication Managing Behaviour is written by Martin Barwise, an assistant headteacher experienced in delivering initial teacher training and behaviour management training.
Managing Behaviour features:
- 20 key principles for behaviour management
- how to stay calm and focused in challenging situations
- how to give praise that is valued
- dealing with low-level disruption.
One TeachFirst trainee found that the resource "provided a very real insight into how approaches can be implemented in a real life classroom".
David Maynard, Director of The Cambridge Partnership for initial teacher training, points out: "The resources and structure afford opportunities to be dipped into on an 'as and when basis' or can be used as a group exercise on training day". The Cambridge Partnership will be adopting the resource for their trainees.
Phones and tablets are ideal platforms for CPD material, providing a constant companion so staff can continually assess their teaching and record their progress.
The nimbl system provides evidence for course completion so staff and SLTs can see progress, meaning tailored support can be provided and money can be invested in the areas where it is most needed.
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Also available soon:
Teenage Life: A mobile guide for parents to help them help their teenagers. Support at home helps the child at school.
Safe Information Handling: Fulfils requirements for mandatory staff training in a convenient app that reduces the need for expensive training courses.
See www.pearson.co.uk/cpd-mobile to find out more about any of these titles, and get in touch to pre-order - 01223 350555 or firstname.lastname@example.org