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Independent Thinking

Independent Thinking

I’m thrilled to have become one of Independent Thinking’s People – an Associate. I’ll be leading a webinar ‘Teenagers & Behaviour: What all teachers need to know’ in February and you can find out the details here.

Behaviour and Menstruation?!

Behaviour and Menstruation?!

Last month I had the pleasure of being interviewed by The Visionaires for their podcast on conversation in and around Menstruality and education.

Winter time Behaviour tip

Winter time Behaviour tip

November and December can be a time when behaviour slips – even on the best of years, let alone 2020. But there are some really simple strategies that you can put in place.

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.

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