Developed in conjunction with practitioners and teachers, The Primary Behaviour Cookbook provides highly effective, practical strategies for responding to and resolving behavioural issues in primary classrooms.
Consisting of over forty ‘recipes’, the book’s unique format enables practitioners to quickly and easily access information and advice on dealing with specific behaviours. Each ‘recipe’ details strategies and interventions for immediate application in the classroom setting, considers possible causes of the given behaviour and offers helpful approaches for responding to the child’s needs in the longer term. From disengagement to impulsivity, attention-seeking, defiance, bullying, anxiety and aggression, the book’s five sections cover a broad spectrum of behaviours falling within five broader categories:
- Getting things done: supporting positive student engagement and achievement
- Dealing with disruption: increasing motivation and skills to facilitate learning
- Social interactions: resolving problematic situations that occur between pupils.
- Emotional distress: understanding distress and developing coping strategies
- Behaviours of special concern: recognising behaviours associated with autism, trauma, or abuse.
Underpinned by positive psychology, and emphasizing the importance of constructive relationships, communication, inclusion and child wellbeing, this is an indispensable resource for primary school teachers and assistants, behaviour support consultants, SENDCOs and educational psychologists.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE OVEN: THE EMOTIONAL CLIMATE OF THE CLASSROOM
ESSENTIAL MAIN INGREDIENT: POSITIVE TEACHER-PUPIL RELATIONSHIPS
SPECIAL INGREDIENTS - STARRED STRATEGIES
Section 1: GETTING THINGS DONE
REFUSAL TO COOPERATE
NOT SETTLING BUT FLITTING BETWEEN ACTIVITIES
DISTRACTED BY OTHERS
STARTING BUT NOT FINISHING SET WORK
Section 2: DEALING WITH DISRUPTION
POSITIVE ATTENTION and SELF-CONTROL
PUSHING OR POKING OTHER CHILDREN
FIDGETING, HUMMING AND OTHER NOISES
Section 3: SOCIAL INTERACTIONS
NOT TAKING TURNS OR SHARING
BOSSINESS – PUSHING IN – WANTING TO BE FIRST
BULLYING AND INTIMIDATION
LYING AND BLAMING OTHERS
TRYING TO BUY FRIENDSHIP
EVERYONE IS AGAINST ME
Section 4: EMOTIONAL DISTRESS
DISTRESS/TANTRUMS/CLINGING WHEN A PARENT LEAVES THEIR CHILD IN CLASS DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOUR (OWN WORK)
DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOUR (OTHER PEOPLE’S WORK AND POSSESSIONS)
HIGH LEVELS OF ANXIETY
Section 5: BEHAVIOURS OF SPECIAL CONCERN
OBSESSIVE or RITUALISTIC BEHAVIOUR
SEXUALLY EXPLICIT BEHAVIOUR
SOILING (encopresis) AND SMEARING (scatolia)
UNSAFE RISK TAKING
CONFUSING REALITY AND FANTASY
Getting Things Done
Sue Roffey has been a teacher, educational psychologist and an academic. She is now an Honorary Associate Professor at University of Exeter, and Adjunct Associate Professor Western Sydney University, Australia. She is also Director of Growing Great Schools Worldwide.
"This is an immediately accessible book for busy primary school teachers, covering a wide range of behaviour and welfare issues that teachers face daily. The advice and strategies, are realistically enabling and are based in sound psychology as well as teachers' real experiences. This is a book that enables solution-based approaches to behaviour concerns and challenges, at every level in a school. I commend this book to our busy colleagues in our profession to support respectful, humane and positive behaviour in schools."
Dr Bill Rogers, Fellow: Australian College of Education; Honorary Life Fellow: Trinity Leeds University and Honorary Fellow at the Graduate School of Education, Melbourne University.
"Wow! This must-read book gives practical solutions for common behaviour challenges that are faced by teachers. It is the ideal resource that teachers are looking for! Full of very workable ideas to support teachers, as they nurture good relationships and ensure a climate for learning that unleashes each pupil's potential."
Dr Neil Hawkes, founder of Values-based Education (VbE) and former primary school headteacher, UK
"Dr Roffey brings all of her considerable experience to these practical and powerful toolkits for classroom teachers. Her practical experience as a classroom teacher of students with special education needs, and subsequent work as an education psychologist and socio-emotional learning program developer and trainer enables her to produce resources that speak directly to the challenges faced by classroom teachers."
Denise Quinlan, Positive Psychology News