Behaviour for Learning: Promoting Positive Relationships in the Classroom

2nd Edition

Simon Ellis, Janet Tod

Routledge
Published June 29, 2018
Textbook - 338 Pages
ISBN 9781138293076 - CAT# Y318168

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Summary

Behaviour for Learning offers teachers a clear conceptual framework for making sense of the many behaviour management strategies on offer, allowing them to make a critical assessment of their appropriateness and effectiveness in the classroom, and assisting them to promote closer links between ‘behaviour’ and ‘learning’. Now in a fully updated second edition, the book focuses on how teachers can provide a safe and secure setting where positive relationships are fostered, placing increased emphasis on learning behaviours that contribute to pupils’ cognitive, social and emotional development.

The book is full of practical approaches that can help teachers support pupils to achieve, relate to others and develop behaviours that characterise self-esteem, confidence and resilience. It includes chapters covering:

• relationship with the curriculum, relationship with self and relationship with others;

• whole-school approaches and the school behaviour policy;

• reframing special educational needs;

• dealing with more challenging behaviour;

• transitions.

This second edition also includes an updated emphasis on the links between mental health, behaviour and relationships in schools, and reflects Department for Education advice for school staff, changes to the National Curriculum and the new SEND Code of Practice.

Through the application of the Behaviour for Learning framework, the book encourages teachers to address the needs of pupils who exhibit behavioural difficulties, whilst still pursuing excellence in teaching and learning for all pupils. It is a compelling and essential read for all trainees and practising teachers, CPD coordinators and other professionals working with children in schools.

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