Rules and Behaviour are commonly discussed. In this vlog I share the ONLY rule I stick by – I invite you to do the same…
We all get triggered, by a pupil, a word, a situation – this vlog outlines how we can have these triggers, and still be the best educators we can for our pupils with behaviour needs.
I can’t imagine a time when this won’t be relevant to teaching…here’s some top tips on how to handle this low level behaviour disruption.
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.
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…
When looking to support and improve the learning outcomes of any of our pupils it can be overwhelming. In this week’s vloggy-blog post I share the one element that will shift any strategy on pastoral care to actual academic progress.
How do we include all of our pupils – the ones from minority groups, the ones with disadvantages to learning even before they step into your classroom? This interview meanders through many topics ultimately bringing us back to how we ensure our education system is inclusive for all of our pupils.
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.
A kid has just sworn at you. What do you do?! It all depends on the context of the swearing, the school and the young person…I welcome you to the Independent Thinking’s CPD Jukebox with answers to these questions and more.