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The Primary Behaviour Cookbook

Strategies at your Fingertips, 1st Edition

By Sue Roffey

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146 pages

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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.

 

Reviews

"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

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

THE OVEN: THE EMOTIONAL CLIMATE OF THE CLASSROOM

INGREDIENTS

ESSENTIAL MAIN INGREDIENT: POSITIVE TEACHER-PUPIL RELATIONSHIPS

SPECIAL INGREDIENTS - STARRED STRATEGIES

CONTENT

REFERENCES

Section 1: GETTING THINGS DONE

INATTENTION

AVOIDANCE STRATEGIES

DISORGANISATION

HELPLESSNESS

REFUSAL TO COOPERATE

NOT SETTLING BUT FLITTING BETWEEN ACTIVITIES

DISTRACTED BY OTHERS

STARTING BUT NOT FINISHING SET WORK

QUIET DISENGAGEMENT

Section 2: DEALING WITH DISRUPTION

POSITIVE ATTENTION and SELF-CONTROL

IMPULSE CONTROL

PUSHING OR POKING OTHER CHILDREN

FIDGETING, HUMMING AND OTHER NOISES

ATTENTION-SEEKING SILLINESS

FREQUENT INTERRUPTIONS

OVER-THE-TOP BEHAVIOUR

OUTRIGHT DEFIANCE

RUDENESS

Section 3: SOCIAL INTERACTIONS

NOT TAKING TURNS OR SHARING

BOSSINESS – PUSHING IN – WANTING TO BE FIRST

FIGHTING

BULLYING AND INTIMIDATION

STEALING

LYING AND BLAMING OTHERS

CHEATING

TRYING TO BUY FRIENDSHIP

EVERYONE IS AGAINST ME

Section 4: EMOTIONAL DISTRESS

UNPROVOKED AGGRESSION

TANTRUMS

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

SELECTIVE MUTISM

DISENGAGEMENT

NEGATIVITY

Section 5: BEHAVIOURS OF SPECIAL CONCERN

MONITORING

TEACHER WELLBEING

OBSESSIVE or RITUALISTIC BEHAVIOUR

SEXUALLY EXPLICIT BEHAVIOUR

SOILING (encopresis) AND SMEARING (scatolia)

UNSAFE RISK TAKING

RUNNING AWAY

SELF-HARM

CONFUSING REALITY AND FANTASY

RESOURCES

General

Getting Things Done

General Disruption

Social Interactions

Emotional Distress

Special Concerns

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General