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A Kit Bag for Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Classroom

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Disruptive classroom behaviours can prevent effective teaching and create a negative learning environment. This handy directory of behaviours has been written by teachers for teachers, and is bursting with tried and tested techniques to make the classroom a happier and more productive place for everyone.

The 'Kit Bag' is a bank of up-to-date ideas that can be dipped into whenever needed, each one intended to get children focused and more engaged and excited by the learning process. The book suggests ways to create a positive learning environment in the classroom and encourages teachers to be proactive at the most vulnerable times of the school day such as at the start and end of lessons. Strategies are included for addressing behaviour hotspots, such as calling out, frequent crying or aggressive behaviour, as well as how to uncover the source of these problems and practical ways to prevent them from reoccurring. The useful Self-Assessment Checklist will also aid in making sure teachers are constructively reinforcing positive behaviour at all times.

This widely acclaimed approach will be a must for any teacher who has ever been confronted with challenging behaviour and wants to get the best out of their pupils. It will also be a valuable tool for headteachers and senior leaders who want to revolutionise current school practices.
  • Published: Jul 15 2011
  • Pages: 176
  • 233 x 157mm
  • ISBN: 9781849052139
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Press Reviews

  • Debate

    One aspect that I felt may be particularly useful was the self-assessment checklist, which teachers can use to explore why certain difficult behaviours are taking place, and to determine whether some basic elements of good behaviour management are present before further steps are takes. This book would be useful for primary school teachers, particularly those who are newly qualified. It would be useful for Educational Psychologists supporting such members of staff, as a resource to refer to.

    It is always refreshing to read books by motivated and pro-active education staff who are prepared to think outside the box in order to help all children achieve their potential in school and this is one such book. There are a lot of easy to implement strategies and tips for teachers to use in this book making it one which should be in every school. I like the "Five Minute Golden Rule" idea in the first chapter and this tip alone could go a long way to restoring good self esteem in a child. I think if I were a teacher I would be excited about teaching with some of these ideas to promote positive behaviour within the whole class. The ideas in this book are inspirational and refreshing and there seems to be no reason why every teacher shouldn't be implementing some of them on a daily basis. This is wonderful book to dip in and out of for fresh ideas.
  • Professor Ken Reid, OBE, Former Chair of the National Behaviour & Attendance Review in Wales

    In this new book, [the authors] have pooled their expertise to help other primary school professionals manage children's classroom behaviour in a sensible, down-to-earth and practical style. I strongly recommend this useful book as an aid to dealing with those potentially difficult behavioural problems that many primary staff have not been prepared to manage or to overcome. Reading this book and implementing the advice should make primary teachers' daily lives a little easier!
  • Maria Bani, Inclusion Teacher for Behaviour, Warrington

    A Kit Bag for Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Classroom is a practical, easy to use and up to date resource that can be picked up and used by any teacher at any stage of their career... It provides long term solutions not just quick fixes! Ideas are simple yet effective and can be put into place immediately!
  • Lesley Parratt, Teaching Assistant, Newport

    [This book offers] a diverse range of approaches and adaptable strategies that have proved effective in both the indoor and outdoor classroom. It champions positive steps to help improve the child's well being and the classroom culture, and shows how, by working together as a team, high expectations can be met.
  • Stephanie Darker, Teacher, Cardiff

    Practical, relevant and to the point [...] finally, a no fuss guide to managing behaviour effectively. A must for every teacher's bag of tricks!
  • Dr. Jonathan Doherty, Director, Early Years Matters education consultancy, Manchester

    This exciting new book is the perfect answer to creating a positive climate for learning in your classroom and helping every child succeed. Challenging behaviour will be a thing of the past with this book. [...] A must read for everyone in teaching!