Behaviour Tip #2 – Question

by | Sep 7, 2020 | Classroom Practice, Inclusion, Pupils | 0 comments

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When working with young people with challenging behaviour you need to be a detective – find out why

Last month I was a guest interviewer on the Behaviour Bites Podcast and invited to speak on Behaviour and Complex Trauma.  At the end of the interview with the inspirational, very experienced teacher and leader Deborah Kemp (@DKemp_01) I was asked for my top tips on behaviour.

My answer was one that is becoming increasingly clear to me for all aspects of behaviour practice:

  1. Question*
  2. Listen*
  3. Believe
  4. Adapt
  5. Repeat

We start with questioning.

When working with young people with SEMH or behaviour that challenges the adults we need to be detectives, we need to find out what’s going on behind the behaviour in order to adapt and differentiate our learning, our classrooms and our approaches.

Click here to hear more and listen to the podcast (Around 25mins) Behaviour Bites Podcast – Part Four Behaviour and Complex Trauma.

Missed Behaviour Tip #1?click here to catch up (and it links to the other blog) – https://bit.ly/32irgS2

* You can see more info (and a video ) on the Behaviour tip – Listen here. (Yes, that’s called #1 and this is #2 even though they’re in a different order here…it’s how it came out, it’s a circular-repeat-type process…apologies, it’s how my brain worked at the time!)

For more detailed solutions to supporting challenging behaviour grab some online CPD on behaviour with my 6 part mini-training – £15.

Suitable as Personal CPD for teaching staff and homeschooling parents/carers 

or 

Activities/Discussion points for all staff meetings or bulletins.

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