How can pupils’ self-awareness, one of the principal domains of the social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL) initiative, contribute to improving their behaviour? Dave Stott explains

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Behaviour suffers when teachers don’t get to their classrooms on time, as pupils take advantage of the lack of supervision. Teachers’ timekeeping is therefore important, and can be made more efficient by planning and communication with colleagues

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Elizabeth Holmes looks further into the links between professional development and behaviour, focusing specifically on children with special educational needs and/or disabilities

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If ‘time-outs’, punishments and sanctions are not changing the behaviour of a pupil, what other options are there? Dave Stott discusses how to encourage pupils to reflect on, and change, their behaviour

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Sir Alan Steer’s interim report on behaviour is the springboard for this week’s focus: the links between professional development, teaching and learning, and behaviour

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When confronting problem behaviour there are some tips and techniques that will prove immediately useful; Dave Stott offers ideas which aimt to diffuse potentially volatile situations

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By monitoring behaviour — identifying patterns of disruption and collecting information over time — you will move some way towards finding a solution to behaviour problems. This ebulletin explains how to do this in an easy and effective manner

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What is the first step in improving behaviour issues? The answer may surprise you — try an audit of your management style and learning environment. By acting on the findings, you may see an overall improvement in the way pupils approach learning — and each other

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What kind of interventions can you introduce as a SENCO to address pupils’ behaviour difficulties? Linda Evans discusses in her second e-bulletin on BESD (behavioural, emotional and social development)

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What can a fresh start bring to behaviour management? Here are some ideas and exercises to bring to the classroom every day in the pursuit of improved relationships with the students, led by renewed enthusiasm and perspective

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New beginnings are especially important for pupils whose behaviour is a cause for concern; this issue we’re thinking about the various elements of effective behaviour management for BESD (behavioural, emotional and social development) – including giving youngsters a chance to start with a clean slate

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How can you use data records to analyse and tackle a student’s poor behaviour? Dave Stott looks at ways to keep accurate incident notes, and provides tips for resolving issues by looking at the patterns they reveal

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How will your response to disruptive pupils set the tone for their future behaviour? In this Behaviour Matters, author Dave Stott looks at appropriate reactions and the use of reflection sheets to conquer this common problem

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How do you avoid arguments with students? Some students will always answer back, but there are subtle ways of communication that can help you avoid giving them the opportunity, says Dave Stott

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What should your next step be when a pupil ignores a clear instruction in the classroom? Behaviour Matters explores this common dilemma, offering the 3 Reminder Rule as a solution while reminding teachers that positivity encourages obedience

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An obvious way of managing behaviour is to punish the bad and reward the good. But teachers must maintain an effective balance, being especially vigilant about continuing to reward those pupils who are consistently well behaved, warns Dave Stott

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Do you struggle to control the frequency and level of noise in and around your classroom? Dave Stott discusses when talking is and is not acceptable, and suggests tips for outlining and enforcing your expectations to pupils

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This Behaviour Matters explores the importance of verbal skills in the classroom, reminding teachers that the way that they use their voice could be key to managing behaviour

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Would you know how to respond well during an incident of acute or severe behaviour? Behaviour Matters offers practical tips on how best to handle such situations, and warns that teachers should always be prepared for them, no matter how rarely they occur

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Educational professionals must learn to positively affect the attitude and behaviour of their students, and encourage compliance, by making their requests polite at the same time as making it clear that they are instructions to be carried out

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This e-bulletin focuses on the best way to start a lesson, pointing out the value of praising pupils’ appropriate behaviour and ignoring that which is inappropriate; rather than admonishing and therefore highlighting the latter

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A timely review of your behaviour strategies is the subject of this week’s Behaviour Matters, as Dave Stott highlights the beginning of the new term as an opportune moment to clarify them and make sure your pupils understand them

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This Behaviour Matters explains how to manage serious or ongoing behavioural issues with the use of individual behaviour plans

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The way you start the day of learning each morning can set the tone for pupils’ behaviour throughout the day. This issue of Behaviour Matters gives advice on how to avoid starting off on the wrong foot

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This issue of Behaviour Matters explores situations when disruptive pupils direct negative or abusive personal comments at you, the teacher, and the different ways there are to deal with them

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Teaching basic classroom skills early is a simple and essential way to instil good behaviour principles in students, explains Dave Stott in this issue of Behaviour Matters

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You can have a positive impact on behaviour throughout the school year by considering key areas now, says Dave Stott, such as school policy, the class environment and preparing for a new and different group of students

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This week’s Behaviour Matters is aimed primarily at teachers and support staff who are working with younger children, and provides advice on dealing with a pupil who tries to leave school grounds without permission

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Behaviour Matters provides practical tips for saying what you mean, and meaning what you say

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The antiseptic bounce-back technique is great for managing low-level interventions and is most effective when used in partnership with a colleague read more

This week’s Behaviour Matters explains how offering students limited, but constructive, choices can improve their behaviour and learning read more

This week’s issue of Behaviour Matters looks at the importance of body language and personal space, offering advice on how to understand personal boundaries in order to get the best response from pupils read more

This issue of Behaviour Matters looks at how hot summer weather can affect behaviour. We provide some suggestions for keeping the temperature down and offer ways to adapt lesson plans

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This week’s Behaviour Matters looks at how you can use body language to support and encourage students read more

This week’s issue of Behaviour Matters looks at the methods you can use to give pupils specific directions − keeping them on task and reducing class disruptions read more

This week’s issue of Behaviour Matters looks at how individual education, behaviour and pastoral plans can be implemented in the classroom to meet pupils’ needs read more

This issue of Behaviour Matters provides you with ways to improve lessons through listening to pupils’ opinions and feedback on tasks

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This week’s issue of Behaviour Matters looks at the importance of practising the techniques that you use to manage students’ behaviour

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This issue of Behaviour Matters looks at the importance of pupils and teachers having basic communication skills

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We examine the importance of mutual support and the ability to request help from your colleagues read more

This week, we look at how schools could approach the enduring issue of behaviour management with a view to improvement. We also highlight a new document aimed at raising standards of teaching, learning and leadership

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This issue focuses on the importance of teachers being emotionally aware in order to set a good example. This requires the ability to assess how their actions (body language, gestures etc.) are perceived by pupils

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This issue of Behaviour Matters looks at the importance of instilling discipline across the entire school and provides you with practical information on creating an effective learning environment read more

This issue focuses on the importance of teaching pupils the basics of good behaviour in the classroom read more

Tips for dealing with persistent bad behaviour from pupils and interventions to help you manage pupils who continually disrupt lessons

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This issue outlines some of the important issues surrounding the emergence of conflicts and provides you with practical ideas to help resolve them read more

We examine how to resolve classroom behavioural problems without inciting further escalation read more

This Behaviour Matters deals with the use of non-verbal cues for classroom management, suggesting practical solutions to instil discipline without having to raise your voice

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Empathy is central to the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) initiatives, and this week’s Behaviour Matters aims to help you create an environment conducive to teaching empathy skills to your pupils read more

Behaviour Matters focuses on establishing some ‘serotonin time’ during lessons, which will have a positive effect on the mood of pupils, engage them in the learning processes and act as a catalyst for work read more

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