This fully updated second edition provides a structured approach to tackling behaviour, from low-level problems, right through to coping with extreme behaviour. In this authoritative guide, Louisa Leaman provides practical, tried-and-tested advice on how to deal with the full spectrum of poor behaviour. She lays out a comprehensive framework, with strategies for managing low and medium level disruption, as well as how to combat higher-level aggression. This new edition provides invaluable support for all teachers tackling extreme behaviour in primary and secondary sectors, whether they are established teachers, SENCOs or NQTs. "Managing Very Challenging Behaviour" (2nd edition), includes guidance on key behavioural issues, including: staying positive when things get tough; challenging gang culture and weapons in school; managing students' attitude; considering why pupils misbehave; reflecting on your own practice; thinking about inclusion and behaviour; engaging parents/guardians; dealing with group dynamics; tackling verbal abuse; and, coping with the stress caused by disruptive pupils. This book is a must for all teachers who meet with challenging behaviour in their classrooms.
Louisa Leaman is an experienced teacher, having taught in a variety of special and mainstream schools. She now combines teaching part-time with writing, lecturing and training.
Introduction; Overview; Chapter 1: Overview; Chapter 2: Making sense of senseless behaviour: The underlying issues of challenge in the classroom; Chapter 3: The Backbone of Behaviour Management: Key skills that every teacher should know about; Chapter 4: A Thorough Approach: How to get ahead of the challenge; Chapter 5: 'Sit Still!': Managing fidgeting and restlessness Chapter 6: 'Everyone Look at Me Now!': Managing attention-seeking behaviour; Chapter 7: 'Yeah, Whatever!': Managing attitude; Chapter 8: 'Will you Please Stop Humming...and you...and you...and you...and you!': Dealing with group disruption; Chapter 9: 'Help!': Getting to grips with general disruption; Chapter 10: 'Go On Then...Make me!': Dealing with students who refuse to cooperate; Chapter 11: '*** You!' Dealing with verbal abuse; Chapter 12: 'Put That Boy Down!': Coping with physical aggression; Chapter 13: Coping with the Pressure; Chapter 14: Common Questions Answered.