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 childrens 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
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.