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Resolving Behaviour Problems in your School

Resolving Behaviour Problems in your School
A Practical Guide for Teachers and Support Staff

  • Chris Lee - Former Head of the School of Continuing Professional Development at the University of Plymouth

June 2007 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Lee is sensitive to the challenges that face both staff and pupils and gives many ideas for challenging and changing what we do in school. He doesn't shy away from the difficulties involved in confronting established values, offering to 'shine light' through structured staff discussion on our preconceived ideas and prejudices...this book will prove to be a useful additional reference for many working at all phases of education' - Special

'Chris Lee's book ably balances well argued and developed theoretical and practical approaches to behaviour policy and practice. There is also a consistent emphasis - a crucial emphasis- on the need to develop a collegially supportive culture in the management and support of student behaviour in schools. Again, Chris sets out useful, credible and practical guidelines for such support. I commend this book to teachers and school leaders to enable an informed, serious and grounded review of behaviour management'- Bill Rogers, Education Consultant, Author, Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Education at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.

Dealing with difficult or inappropriate behaviour in schools can be a daunting task for any teacher, regardless of experience. This book provides insights into contemporary issues that inform better behaviour management in schools and practical advice on how to enhance it through policy and practice.

Taking a whole-school policy approach, it:

-looks at how the behaviour of adults,

children and the school itself affect pupil


- provides a framework for schools to

follow, showing them how to generate

their own Behaviour Policy

- contains practical activities to use with a

variety of staff as part of

INSET/Professional Development

- takes a whole staff approach and

includes advice for teaching assistants

and as well as teachers

- offers suggestions for ways to

disseminate best practice throughout the


A must read for teachers, teaching assistants and other professionals who work in schools.

Chris Lee is Principal Lecturer in Education and Head of the School of Continuing Professional Development at the University of Plymouth.

'The Big Ideas': Definitions and Stances
Preventing Disruption
Managing Disruption
Why Pupils Misbehave?
Self Esteem
Rules, Rewards, Praise, Encouragement and Sanctions
The School as a System
The Whole School Policy

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