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1st Edition

Understanding Challenging Behaviour in Inclusive Classrooms

ISBN 9781408248270
Published June 30, 2011 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

It is no great secret that managing disruptive behaviour in any classroom, from infants to sixth form, is one of the most stressful aspects of teaching. Rules and sanctions can be effective up to a point, but often fail to take into consideration individual differences in children and the difficulties they might be experiencing in their school or home life.

In his new book, Colin Lever uses real children’s voices to help you begin to understand why children might behave in the way that they do, offering ideas and strategies to help prevent challenging behaviour occurring in the first place.

Whether it serves as a reference manual, a useful checklist or as an aide to help you plan and prepare for your lessons, this book should be essential reading for every teacher.

Table of Contents

Part 1  Creating and maintaining an inclusive classroom


Chapter 1  Readability

Chapter 2  Differentiation

Chapter 3  Active learning  
Chapter 4  Classroom logistics
Chapter 5  A solution-focused approach to dealing with challenging behaviour in class
Chapter 6  Intervention strategies

Chapter 7  Building and maintaining positive relationships with children in the classroom

Chapter 8  Rewards and sanctions


Part 2  Identifying and dealing with key social/ emotional and cognitive aspects of inclusion


Chapter 9  Social and emotional aspects of behaviour 
Chapter 10 
Attention Seeking  

Chapter 11  Anger managment

Chapter 12  Self-esteem

Chapter 13  Attachment

Chapter 14  Bullying 

Chapter 15  Drugs 

Chapter 16  Nutrition 

Chapter 17  Self-harming 

Chapter 18  Truancy 

Chapter 19  English as a second language 

Chapter 20  Cognitive ability

Chapter 21  Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Chapter 22  Autism

Chapter 23  Dyslexia

Chapter 24  Dyspraxia


Part 3 Whole-school management issues that affect the effectiveness of inclusion


Chapter 25  A whole-school approach o behaviour management


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Colin Lever has over 34 years' experience of teaching in challenging schools. He set up one of the longest running integration projects between a mainstream school and a school for children with severe learning difficulties and is currently employed as a behaviour specialist in a mainstream school.