Understanding and Managing Children’s Behaviour 5-7 provides the reader with an insight into children’s emotional well-being and helps them to understand what and how children communicate and how to respond in a way that provides positive messages, increases their emotional vocabulary and encourages them to change their behaviour. It provides an alternative and effective child-centred way of managing children’s behaviour through introducing the concept of reflective language and other tools, equipping staff with new skills that are transferable across the school in any role.
The book is divided into two sections, enabling the reader to link theory with practice. The first section takes the reader on a journey to help them understand the different factors that influence children’s behaviour. The second section of the book focuses on the group work programmes, how they can be used, their value and the impact they can have on children and the school as a whole. The activities in the group work programmes explore the concept of using reflective language as a behaviour management tool and are designed to motivate and build confidence, self-esteem and resilience. Useful pedagogical features throughout the book include:
This book is aimed at all KS1 primary school staff, especially teaching assistants, learning mentors and family workers who can deliver the group work programmes. It is also recommended reading for SENCOs and trainee teachers, and will be useful for therapists who work with children and are looking at delivering other approaches in their work.
Introduction Part One – A child centred approach to emotional health and wellbeing and understanding children’s behaviour 1. What does a child need to be emotionally healthy? 2. The impact of external circumstances on a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school 3. What is this child trying to tell me? 4. Integrating emotional wellbeing into the whole school 5. Developing positive and meaningful relationships at school 6. You can make a difference Part Two – Using group work to promote emotional health and wellbeing and manage children’s behaviour 7. The benefits of group work 8. The role of the facilitator 9. Starting and Ending group work 10. "What ifs" for group work 11. Friendship programme and facilitator’s notes 12. Self esteem programme and facilitator’s notes Resources Conclusion