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Behaviour and Staff Wellbeing

Behaviour and Staff Wellbeing

This month I was interviewed on The Pursuit of Wellbeing Podcast, the podcast dedicated to the wellbeing of teachers, school leaders, and staff with Maria Bronsan, we spoke on many issues around wellbeing in the classroom.

Behaviour – it’s all about context

Behaviour – it’s all about context

I am often asked in interviews about the need for rules, boundaries, discipline and consistency, as if the automatic application of these is a bad thing. My answer is always “No, we need them”, but as with everything, context is everything.

Behaviour Tip #3 – Believe

Behaviour Tip #3 – Believe

You’ve asked what the issue is, you’ve listened, and it just doesn’t match up to what you know. Some children lie, and surely you know best . The child’s not making any sense, they’re attention seeking. What do you do? Believe what’s there – I dare you.

Introducing… Behaviour and You

Introducing… Behaviour and You

There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to approaches to behaviour. Behaviour strategies need to work for you first in order to work in the classroom. Over the coming months I would like to encourage you to share what ‘behaviour’ is like for you.

Behaviour Tip #2 – Question

Behaviour Tip #2 – Question

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 I was asked for my top tips on behaviour.

SEMH, lockdown and return…

SEMH, lockdown and return…

Optimus Education invited me to lay out how we can best support young people who are dealing with trauma, abuse, neglect, mental health issues in our schools.

When children feel safe, they learn.

When children feel safe, they learn.

When classrooms are safe and secure all children, and young people have a desire to learn. In this post, guest blogger Yasmeen Multan gives some practical insights on how we can ensure this as we return to school buildings.

Meet my team!

Meet my team!

I often get complimented on my website, my ability to stick to a deadline, seemingly-ever-present-blogs and social media, and of course, THAT photo.
This is not something I have achieved on my own…

How do we transition back?

How do we transition back?

The short answer is that we cannot go back to normal. I recently spoke about this for #GlobalBrewEdIsolation – you can watch the video for it in the post.

Pass the mic

Pass the mic

I believe that Education can be an incredible force for good when it comes to social positive change. As such, in this blog I #PasstheMic – to share my platform and magnify the voices of the educators in my community who are different from me.

Behaviour Tip #1 – Listen

Behaviour Tip #1 – Listen

I recently got invited to contribute to #Eduteachertips channel on youtube, curated by Sarah Mullin, author of What they didn’t teach me on my PGCE.

I was asked to share a top tip for teachers and trainee teachers.

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