Every teacher benefits from advice. Sometimes you walk into a situation where, as an adult professional amongst children and young people, you are expected to resolve the problem. If you don't, you could be accused of neglect. If you resolve it inappropriately you could be accused of unprofessional behaviour. Non-teachers rarely appreciate how many personal interactions there are during a day - the vast majority of which are in public view and on which you will be judged. First Aid is sensible action for anyone who is on the spot when a problem occurs. It offers considered advice when you don't have the time to consider all the options. It tries to give helpful advice on preventing the problem getting worse and starting things on the road to recovery. It offers reassurance when everyone else is panicking. It may also cover your back. Duncan Grey.
Duncan Grey is an educational consultant and experienced teacher. He is the author of the best-selling 100+ Essential Lists for Teachers and Grey's Essential Miscellany for Teachers, both published by Continuum.
Preface; The Principles of First Aid for Teachers; Basic Teaching Methods; Learning Styles; Whole school Critical Incidents; A) Discipline and Behaviour; B) Academic; C) Special Needs and Medical; D) Pastoral; E) Technical; F) Relationships; G) Career; H) Administration and Organisation; I) Parents and Home; J) Contacts and References.