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Resolving Behaviour Problems in your School

Resolving Behaviour Problems in your School
A Practical Guide for Teachers and Support Staff

  • Chris Lee - Former Head of the School of Continuing Professional Development at the University of Plymouth

June 2007 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Dealing with difficult or inappropriate behavior in schools can be a challenging task for any educator, regardless of experience. Written for teachers, teaching assistants, and other professionals, this book provides insights into contemporary issues that inform better behavior management in schools and offers practical advice for improvement through policy and practice.

Taking a whole-school policy approach, this book:

  • Looks at how the behavior of adults and students and the school culture affect pupil behavior
  • Provides a framework for schools to follow, showing how to generate a behavior policy 
  • Contains practical activities to use with a variety of staff as part of INSET/Professional Development 
  • Takes a whole-staff approach and includes advice for teaching assistants and teachers 
  • Offers suggestions for communicating and encouraging best practices schoolwide
'The Big Ideas': Definitions and Stances
Preventing Disruption
Managing Disruption
Why Pupils Misbehave?
Self Esteem
Rules, Rewards, Praise, Encouragement and Sanctions
The School as a System
The Whole School Policy

'Chris Lee's book ably balances well argued and developed theoretical and practical approaches to behaviour policy and practice. There is also a consistent emphasis - a crucial emphasis- on the need to develop a collegially supportive culture in the management and support of student behaviour in schools. Again, Chris sets out useful, credible and practical guidelines for such support.

I commend this biik to teachers and school leaders to enable an informed, serious and grounded review of behaviour management'- Bill Rogers, Education Consultant, Author, Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Education at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.

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ISBN: 9781412924146

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