Introduction Author's note Acknowledgements Tip 1 Behaviour management during cover lessons Tip 2 Behaviour planning Tip 3 Body language Tip 4 Building positive relationships with 'difficult' students Tip 5 Bullying Tip 6 Chronic misbehaviour Tip 7 Concentration Tip 8 Conflict Tip 9 Consequences Tip 10 Creating an appropriate environment Tip 11 Crowd control Tip 12 Deflect the pressure Tip 13 Empathy Tip 14 Ensuring consistency from staff Tip 15 Establishing a whole school ethos Tip 16 Exclusions Tip 17 Flexibility Tip 18 Gaining attention Tip 19 Home-school contact Tip 20 Learning techniques from colleagues Tip 21 Low-level techniques Tip 22 Lunchtime Tip 23 Making good behavioural choices Tip 24 New school year Tip 25 Non-verbal communication Tip 26 Non-verbal reinforcement Tip 27 Observing student behaviour Tip 28 Off task but not disrupting Tip 29 One-to-one conversations Tip 30 Passive and aggressive adult behaviour Tip 31 Peer pressure Tip 32 Plenary evaluations Tip 33 Proactive and positive Tip 34 Recognising early warning signs Tip 35 Responding to confrontation Tip 36 Rewards Tip 37 Rules Tip 38 Sarcasm or humour? Tip 39 Seeking help Tip 40 Self-calming techniques Tip 41 Sent out Tip 42 Serotonin time Tip 43 Speaking and listening skills Tip 44 Systems and routines Tip 45 Tactical ignoring Tip 46 Teaching assistants Tip 47 Timed reminders Tip 48 Visibility Tip 49 Voice matching Tip 50 Who wants the last word? References
Dave Stott has worked within education for almost 30 years, in mainstream, special needs and local authority behaviour support services. His experience includes direct teaching, providing professional development to teaching and non-teaching staff, family liaison (parents and carers) and reintegration work for children with challenging behaviours returning to mainstream. He has been a headteacher and is now a successful consultant and trainer. Dave is also the author and editor of Behaviour Matters, the online e-bulletin (www.teachingexpertise.com).
'Stott gets right to the point by describing 50 behaviour management problems and leaving the reader with a tip for each. It is easily readable and exudes an air of calm from Tip 1 (Behaviour Management During Cover Lessons - Top Tip: Establish Simple Procedures) to Tip 50 (Who Wants the Last Word - Top Tip: Scripted Responses Work - Reaction Inflames). The format allows the reader to jump to the area of interest without trawling through lengthy descriptions and is therefore easy to dip into during a spare 10 minutes.' - Speech and Language Therapy in Practice