Better Behaviour in Classrooms

Author: Kay Mathieson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780203164617
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Improving School Behaviour

Author: Chris Watkins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761963370
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Behaviour difficulties in our schools will not go away, but they can be significantly reduced. This book makes available to practitioners and students the frameworks and ideas, which will help them, minimize behaviour difficulty in school. The authors address three important levels: the school, the classroom and the individual. At each level, they show how to identify and analyze patterns of difficulty, and then identify methods for improvement. Improving School Behaviour has been written in order to bring to readers useful approaches founded in a comprehensive range of useful international research, and in years of experience in working with schools. It is a mine of helpful ideas and practical approaches. Th

Literacy and Racial Justice

Author: Catherine Prendergast
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809325245
Format: PDF, ePub
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In anticipation of the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, Catherine Prendergast draws on a combination of insights from legal studies and literacy studies to interrogate contemporary multicultural literacy initiatives, thus providing a sound historical basis that informs current debates over affirmative action, school vouchers, reparations, and high-stakes standardized testing. As a result of Brown and subsequent crucial civil rights court cases, literacy and racial justice are firmly enmeshed in the American imagination—so much so that it is difficult to discuss one without referencing the other. Breaking with the accepted wisdom that the Brown decision was an unambiguous victory for the betterment of race relations, Literacy and Racial Justice: The Politics of Learning after Brown v. Board of Education finds that the ruling reinforced traditional conceptions of literacy as primarily white property to be controlled and disseminated by an empowered majority. Prendergast examines civil rights era Supreme Court rulings and immigration cases spanning a century of racial injustice to challenge the myth of assimilation through literacy. Advancing from Ways with Words, Shirley Brice Heath’s landmark study of desegregated communities, Prendergast argues that it is a shared understanding of literacy as white property which continues to impact problematic classroom dynamics and education practices. To offer a positive model for reimagining literacy instruction that is truly in the service of racial justice, Prendergast presents a naturalistic study of an alternative public secondary school. Outlining new directions and priorities for inclusive literacy scholarship in America, Literacy and Racial Justice concludes that a literate citizen is one who can engage rather than overlook longstanding legacies of racial strife.

Positive Behaviour Strategies to Support Children Young People with Autism

Author: Martin Hanbury
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446244369
Format: PDF
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Teachers in mainstream schools are increasingly accommodating pupils on the autistic spectrum in their classrooms, and this books offers advice on one of the most difficult aspects of teaching children and young adults with autism - understanding and managing their often challenging behaviour. This book: o explores issues surrounding behaviour support o supplies INSET materials for developing practice in behaviour management o contains self-audit tools for practitioners o gives practical advice on developing an appropriate learning environment o provides guidance on how to promote positive behaviour o contains tried and tested photocopiable material and practical resources. Essential reading for all teachers and teaching assistants working with pupils on the autistic spectrum, this book is based on the sound advice of an experienced practitioner who understands the reality of managing challenging behaviour in the classroom. Martin Hanbury is head of a special school, a regional tutor on the Webautism course at the University of Birmingham and works for the National Autistic Society.

Change In Classroom Practice

Author: Steve Farrow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135721300
Format: PDF, ePub
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Over the last ten years deliberate and determined efforts have been made to improve schooling. This book charts recent and current developments in the practical business of changing classroom practice to make schools more effective. It is devoted to detecting the effects on classroom practice of the efforts made to improve schools and classrooms, and to understanding how classroom practice changes. Contributors include advisory teachers, Higher Education HE tutors and researchers, and work described ranges from early years' classrooms to post-experience course outcomes and the tracking of Inservice education and training INSET effectiveness.

Take Control of the Noisy Class

Author: Rob Plevin
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1785830430
Format: PDF
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Packed with powerful, fast-acting behaviour management strategies for the classroom - including a novel routine to get any group quiet in 15 seconds or less - Take Control of the Noisy Class by Rob Plevin provides teachers with a highly effective, step-by-step plan for successfully managing challenging groups and students in today’s toughest schools. Drawing on his experience working in both mainstream and special education, teacher-trainer Rob Plevin presents hundreds of proven, practical ideas and interventions to help you connect and succeed with defiant or reluctant learners. Relevant to teachers of all age groups, you’ll find useable strategies for establishing classroom routines, gaining respect, making lessons engaging and creating a positive classroom environment as well as in-depth instruction on what Rob considers to be the ‘number one secret to effective behaviour management’. Take Control of the Noisy Class provides teachers with a proven system for dealing with disruptive, inappropriate behaviour in the classroom, enabling them to create calm, positive learning environments and trusting bonds with hard-to-reach students. Discover: effective behaviour management strategies, the power of routines, instructions and consequences, the importance of relationships, tips and tricks for tackling misbehaviour, proven techniques for getting a rowdy class’s attention, strategies for maintaining lesson flow and effective classroom management strategies which curb misbehaviour and prevent it from escalating to the stage of involving the senior leadership team and school behaviour policy. As well as a complete step-by-step lesson plan for succeeding with very challenging groups, Take Control of the Noisy Class also includes a comprehensive suite of downloadable teacher resources including video tutorials, classroom management tools and engaging lesson activities. Learn Rob's super-effective classroom management strategies for today’s toughest classrooms. Relevant to teachers of all subjects and age groups - across primary and secondary schools - the book is ideal for individual teachers and leaders or as the basis of whole-school INSET. If you’re worn out and fed up with students who ignore you, and have had enough of disruption and defiance, read Take Control of the Noisy Class and apply Rob’s easy-to-follow behaviour management methods. You’ll be able to take immediate control in your classroom, get the most from your students and enjoy stress-free teaching. Get your copy now.

Developing Inclusive School Practice

Author: Rita Cheminais
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134136943
Format: PDF, ePub
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This practical and comprehensive book for Inclusion Coordinators (SENCOs) covers all the essential aspects of how to manage inclusion more effectively. It informs coordinators about how to move inclusive policy and practice forward, within a range of educational settings. It views inclusion from an equal opportunities perspective, relating to all pupils, irrespective of their ability, disability, age, gender, ethnicity, language and background. The book explores appointing an inclusion coordinator, the role of the inclusion coordinator, time management for inclusion coordinators, and what an inclusion policy should contain. It covers auditing inclusive practice, reviewing and evaluating inclusion, OFSTED inspecting inclusion, and the role of the governor for inclusion. It also deals with additional target setting; using the revised P scales and the Emotional Behavioural Development (EBD) scales to track and monitor pupil progress; enhancing barrier free learning and participation opportunities; and what to include in a parents/carers guide on inclusion.

Positive Behaviour Strategies to Support Children Young People with Autism

Author: Martin Hanbury
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849202427
Format: PDF, Docs
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Teachers in mainstream schools are increasingly accommodating pupils on the autistic spectrum in their classrooms, and this books offers advice on one of the most difficult aspects of teaching children and young adults with autism - understanding and managing their often challenging behaviour. This book: o explores issues surrounding behaviour support o supplies INSET materials for developing practice in behaviour management o contains self-audit tools for practitioners o gives practical advice on developing an appropriate learning environment o provides guidance on how to promote positive behaviour o contains tried and tested photocopiable material and practical resources. Essential reading for all teachers and teaching assistants working with pupils on the autistic spectrum, this book is based on the sound advice of an experienced practitioner who understands the reality of managing challenging behaviour in the classroom. Martin Hanbury is head of a special school, a regional tutor on the Webautism course at the University of Birmingham and works for the National Autistic Society.