Behaviour Skills Workshop Details
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Proactive Behaviour Management
Training in PROACTIVE management – planning and strategies to manage behaviour and prevent misbehaviour arising, repeating and escalating – to achieve an effective learning environment.
Proactive Management focuses teachers on –
• The criteria and preparation needed to establish a
positive learning environment.
• Planning for student and classroom behaviours to
pre-empt the occurrence and escalation of
• Understanding misbehaviour to more effectively
manage behaviour from low key, repetitive, testing
behaviours to the more challenging behaviours.
• Control strategies to ensure effective management
and improve student learning and achievement.
Interactive Behaviour Management
Training in INTERACTIVE management skills and strategies to effectively manage student behaviour, model respect, enable responsibility and reparation, all the while enhancing self worth and building positive student and teacher relationships for best teaching and learning.
Interactive Management focuses on the skills of engagement for -
• Managing behaviour and misbehaviour in school and
classroom, focusing on common problems – case
• The practical application of these skills to common
• The impact of a skilful response on both the practice
of teaching and student learning and achievement.
• Relevant behaviour issues and practical situations –
working with individual case studies.
It enables teachers to -
• Apply a simple management process that focuses on
the impact held in a teacher’s response.
• Manage behaviour for students to learn about choices
and responsibility for one’s actions.
• Acquire a wide set of practical strategies and skills to
effectively manage the daily student teacher
This set of interactive skills -
• Enables students to learn to manage themselves, their
behaviour, their relationships and learning.
• Builds positive relationships, enhances self worth in
both teacher and student.
• Builds a supportive, cohesive / harmonious learning
• Enables students to learn from their mistakes and to
make amends – ‘to put things right.’
• Teaches responsibility, respect, self discipline and self
Restorative Classroom Strategies
RESTORATIVE practices and classroom strategies – focusing on teaching accountability and responsibility and enabling reparation – for when teachers are faced with more challenging behaviours in school and classroom.
Managing more challenging student behaviours - restorative management focuses on -
• The importance of following through on unacceptable
behaviour and it being a learning experience for
• The importance of students learning how their
behaviour impacts on themselves and on their
relationships with others.
• Clarifying the effectiveness of different follow through
strategies and their appropriateness in school and
• Following through on behaviour so students to learn
from their actions and are enabled to make amends
and change their behaviour.
• Applying the strategies to common situations –
sharing case studies.
• The role of ‘consequence’ in schools and the
application of ‘consequential learning.’
• The role of problem solving and teaching responsibility.
Dealing With Apathy and Negativity
Dealing with APATHY & NEGATIVITY focuses on -
• Understanding student motivations.
• Developing positive and engaged students.
• Learning the skills required for teachers to achieve a
harmonious teaching environment.
• Coping with negative behaviour e.g. passivity, non
participation, negative attitudes and oppositional
• Building an ethos of ‘mistakes are for learning' and
encouraging risk taking.
• Ensuring responsibility and reparation.
• Developing a sense of classroom well-being for
students and teacher.
New Graduates: Training in Specific
Behaviour Strategies and Skills
For beginning teachers and those who may face exceptionally challenging classes -
These workshops focus on acquiring essential strategies and skills to cope with the challenges of managing students for best and most effective teaching and learning.
NOTE: Often within a school there may be an increased number of graduate teachers and these workshops cater for the classroom management needs of less experienced but able teachers.
Building Behaviour Learning Teams
Building professional learning teams in student behaviour and classroom management for members of the school leadership team.
These workshops are designed to complement the school's previous skills training and serve to perpetuate and strengthen those skills. (Which makes the original expenditure on training very cost effective.)
In addition, these teams are a regular venue where teachers can bring their own student behaviour problems for discussion and advice.