I was recently interviewed as an expert on teenagers and their behaviour for Comedy Documentary: Girl Stuck in Basketball Hoop. Listen here:
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 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…
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.
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.
YES it is possible; transform your behaviour with this magical tool that requires no extra planning or marking…
One of my favourite interviews, a podcast full of practical conversations and strategies about supporting behavioural needs across schools…and a confession…
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.
In this blog post, I discuss being a panel guest on the Sec Ed Podcast alongside Lucy Emmerson and Michelle O’Niell. You can listen to the Podcast here.
In this guest post Alexandra talks about how you can support adopted children in your classroom with insights and practical actions.