184 pages | 6 B/W Illus.
This book is a journey written to develop confident teachers. It shows how keeping a Behaviour Journal can help teachers to reflect on their techniques and behaviours as well as the behaviours of their students, and can enhance critical thinking, trainee centred learning and research. The book highlights how keeping a Behaviour Journal can increase communication and language affecting behaviour and learning.
It includes tried and tested exercises that allow readers to practice the art of keeping a Behaviour Journal as well as examples from past Behaviour Journal writers who share their experiences, demonstrating how the journal can facilitate the immediate and regular sharing of the trainee learning in the classroom with the mentor or consultant. It shows readers how to:
Expertly written by an experienced trainer, this book is a fantastic resource for teachers, trainers of teachers, mentors and anyone looking for new ideas and ways of developing teachers in schools and colleges.
Background Chapter One: Behaviour and learning management knowledge base for those embarking on the Behaviour Journal journey including teacher and pupil communication Chapter Two: Behavioural systems or strategies to structure children’s behaviour and learning contexts: do they work and inspire learning? Chapter Three: The Behaviour Journal: how it will develop your thinking and practice Chapter Four: Your working chapter: developing and practising the art of keeping a Behaviour Journal Chapter Five: Examples and Discussions: “How I love to hate the Behaviour Journal and how I end up hating to be without my Behaviour Journal” and other ways of using a Behaviour Journal Chapter Six: Author’s personal reflection