Louisa Leaman shares her practical 'secrets for success' with teachers. 'My role as a Behaviour Support Teacher involves classroom observations and feedback to teachers on issues relating to challenging behaviour. This gives me the refreshing opportunity to spend time watching real teachers do real teaching, and deal with the very real problems that arise in their classrooms. My advice is personalised towards the individuals I am working with, but along the way, I have noticed a few commonalities regarding what works and what doesn't.' It is these commonalities that provide the basis of this book. Louisa Leaman provides advice on every aspect of teaching, from the structure and content of lessons, right through to setting boundaries, dealing with bullies, and collaborating with other staff.
Louisa Leaman is a Behaviour Support Teacher in East London. She recently won first prize in the TES New Columnists' competition and now writes regularly for the TES.
Introduction; Part One: Structure and Content; 1. Starting; 2. Ending; 3. Pacing; 4. Homework; 5. Differentiation; 6. Creative teaching; Part Two: Crowd Control; 1. Setting Boundaries; 2. The Sliding Scale of Intervention; 3. The Calming Voice; 4. Empathy; 5. Congruence; 6. The language of Choice; 7. Teacher Expectation; 8. Communication Issues; 9. Ignoring; 10. Distraction; 11. Consistency. 12. Class Rules; 13. Labelling Pupils; 14. Following Up; 15. Giving Them a Way Out; 16. Target setting; 17. Startings; 18. Endings; 19. Calling Out; 20. Wandering Around; 21. Attention seeking; 22. Roaming The Corridors; 23. Reintegration; 24. Fighting; 25. Withdrawn Pupils; 26. Girl Issues; 27. Boy Issues; 28. Dealing with Bullies; 29. Dealing with Victims; 30. Homework; 31. Not Speaking Out in Lessons; 32. Talking Too Much in Lessons; 33. Eating in Class; 34. Answering Back; 35. Mobile Phones; 36. Parents; 37. Collaborating with Other Staff; 38. Supporting One Another.