All teachers know that there can always be a challenging pupil in any class. This book starts from what is directly observable in class. The disruptive pupil who: continually calls out, rubbishes their own work, bullies and abuses teacher and other pupils, doesn't care and won't engage, can't sit still, provokes and distracts others, can't follow instructions. Marie Delaney goes straight to the heart of the meaning of these issues. She describes how teachers can recognize what 'behavior is communicating' really means. She shows teachers, step by step, what can be said and done using real case examples. The clarity and new insight presented by the best selling author of "Teaching the Unteachable" will inspire teachers everywhere to find new ways of overcoming classroom disruption. Throughout the worked examples in the book, reference will be made to the role of parents and how they should be involved and approached and what to say to them.
Marie Delaney is an experienced secondary school teacher and educational therapist. Through workshops, training and writing she has developed a reputation both in the UK and overseas for being able to help teachers handle the most challenging and disruptive behaviour by applying workable and practical techniques and strategies. Her previous two books, 'Teaching the Teachable' and Teenagers and Attachment' have become best sellers.
Chapter 1: Brief definitions and summaries of why child behaviour is a form of communication focusing on the effects of early childhood abuse, loss and neglect on learning and relationships. Includes sample list of questions teachers should ask about each child Chapters 2-10: Each chapter focuses on a specific type of challenging behaviour with case study, how to apply a framework of thinking and specific worked examples of what can be said and done