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My ONLY behaviour rule

My ONLY behaviour rule

Rules and Behaviour are commonly discussed. In this vlog I share the ONLY rule I stick by – I invite you to do the same…

The day I learnt the most about behaviour…

The day I learnt the most about behaviour…

In nearly 20 years of teaching this is the day I learnt the most about behaviour.
It has informed my practice, how I work with pupils and how I support schools ever since.

In this vlog, I share what was so powerful.

For years I thought being strict was the only way

For years I thought being strict was the only way

The personal journeys we’ve had with discipline, behaviour, punishment, strictness and education form how we approach them as educators, schools and education systems. It is our responsibility to reflect an examine the practice we use in our schools and classrooms. In this blog, I share my story…

Teenagers & Discrimination

Teenagers & Discrimination

Teenagers are discriminated against in our society in a way that is legal, unlike most minorities. This affects their behaviour. This affects their confidence. This affects their ability to form relationships. This affects their self-worth…and it affects their learning.

What we can do to create a world where we can ALL flourish?

What we can do to create a world where we can ALL flourish?

Creating the World We Want to Live In challenges long-held beliefs and ideologies about the way the world works and the people in that world. Weaving together the latest well-being science with accessible stories of hope, it offers a blueprint of what works to create flourishing lives and communities.

Passthemic #2

Passthemic #2

This blog post is the second in the #passthemic series, in which I share my platform and magnify the voices of the educators in my community who are different from me, to enable us to keep learning for our pupils and a more inclusive education.

Book set to make a splash

Book set to make a splash

This month, my Schoolsweek have picked out my book,“Miss, I don’t give a sh*t” Engaging with Challenging Behaviour Schools as one of the books to make a splash in the new school year…

How to help pupils regulate – 6 steps

How to help pupils regulate – 6 steps

An angry, stressed or upset pupil is not one who is likely to open their minds to your new lesson on the reproductive cycle of a daffodil.
This blog posts outlines 6 steps that help us support our pupils to regulate and be ready to learn.

How to hold boundaries

How to hold boundaries

I had to switch everything off at the weekend. Schools are challenging environments right now, and holding our own boundaries of self-care is important. In this video I share an extract from my book, that shares how we can maintain those boundaries, even in tough times…

Behaviour – a call to action from an expert; an SEMH Headteacher

Behaviour – a call to action from an expert; an SEMH Headteacher

In this blog post, I invited one of these Headteachers, Ann-Marie Oliver, to share her experiences of leading a specialist SEMH school (Social, Emotional, Mental Health).
Her hard hitting stories about her pupils, and the detrimental affects of ‘more discipline’ behaviour approaches are stark. The call to action is clear.

Behaviour and Bias

Behaviour and Bias

Who gets the most behaviour points?
Who gets the most rewards?
Go. Check.
What are our schools’ systemic biases and how does that affect both the projected and result in behaviour?

Abandoned Schools

Abandoned Schools

The schools are a hangover from the Communist time, which ended in Bulgaria only 30 years ago. Since then, many schools in small villages and towns across the country have been left, due to a reducing population. Bulgaria is the poorest country in Europe and that, along with the corruption, means that unfortunately it’s not just schools that have been left.

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