What a joy to be able to unpick the difficulties and celebrations of teenagers with the brilliant Dr Pooky Knightsmith on her podcast: Pooky Ponders, and find ways that as educators we can better engage them in learning…
You’re supporting challenging behaviour at school…
…and at home you have your own children with complex needs…
– what are the challenges?
– how does this make you better at your job?
TAM’s Journey – An Adventure, is a trilogy of books journey that I am thoroughly pleased to be recommending as a useful resource for schools supporting wellbeing and behaviour in Early Years and Primary.
In this vlog I introduce the Window of Tolerance – and how to use it as a tool for understanding, differentiating and adapting lessons to meet the needs of our pupils with Behaviour needs and SEMH.
Last month I had the pleasure of being interviewed by The Visionaires for their podcast on conversation in and around Menstruality and education.
This blog post is about the importance of routines and boundaries coupled with putting relationships first, connecting before correcting and understanding that all behaviour is communication.
Frederique Lambrakis-Haddad discusses different types of trauma and what we can do to support pupils in these situations.
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.
Last month I was interviewed by the fabulous Craig Barton. He asked me some of my favourite questions to date, including “what is your biggest failure?” and “what is your favourite number?”
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.