This complete INSET course for schools shows teachers how to improve behaviour in the classroom. It provides support, guidance and information to facilitate the application of positive behaviour management approaches.
The authors have produced photocopiable resources and training materials for use with staff groups or individuals, and the materials have been developed for use with both established and newly qualified staff, appropriate to primary and secondary settings.
Drawing on their experience of dealing with children's emotional and behavioural difficulties and their work in mainstream schools, the authors explore the behavioural issues that challenge teachers daily and discuss how teachers can meet these challenges.
Kay Mathieson is a Senior Teacher at a Pupil Referral Unit and has substantial practical experience of working with children of all ages who have behaviour problems. She regularly delivers INSET sessions at schools.
Margaret Price is a Senior Teacher at an EBD unit in a secondary school, she also works as an INSET provider and education consultant
'Better Behaviour in Classrooms is an impressive distillation of mostly practical approaches. It starts with a worthy ... account of the structure of the brain, then ... some excellent ideas on why we must engage with the student culture and how to promote high achievement through praise and involvement.' - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement
'Teachers wishing to obtain a greater understanding of pupil behaviour and schools wishing to instigate an effective whole school approach to these issues will find this resource a sound starting point.' - Jerry Glazier, Education Review, NUT