Dealing with challenging behaviour is a fundamental concern of all trainee teachers and even more so for those who are training to work with pupils' age 14+, whether within a secondary school context or post-compulsory college context. This book will equip the practitioner with the skills required to implement change within problematic relationships and environments, and to explore a range of possible reasons as to `why students behave in the way they do'. Understanding Behaviour 14+ challenges existing paradigms in order to break down barriers; substituting and encouraging professional responsibility for promoting positive relationships rather than the passive acceptance of unwanted behaviours, or a reliance on a culture of `blame'. Key features of the book include: • A brief and effective solution-focused approach • Challenging existing paradigms • Consideration of the process of reflection and evaluation • Effective approaches to providing an inclusive classroom This essentially moves away from thinking about difficult or `bad' students and towards thinking about difficult relationships or environments. This process of change allows the practitioner to reflect in a far more constructive and objective manner, also allowing the practitioner to acknowledge their own feelings in this process.
|Place of Publication||Maidenhead|
|Publisher||Open University Press|
|Number of pages||160|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2012|