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Better Behaviour

A Guide for Teachers
Second Edition
By: Jarlath O'Brien
Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781529730364
  • Published By: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Year: 2021
  • Page Count: 256
  • Publication date: May 11, 2021

Price: $36



What does it take to improve the behaviour of the children you teach?

This second edition of Jarlath O’Brien’s insightful, practical guide for teachers, and those training to teach, combines psychological research, authentic classroom experience and the lessons learned from improving behaviour in schools. You will be challenged to think about your own practice, question accepted orthodoxies and to develop an empowered and confident approach to improve the behaviour of the children you teach.

This new edition includes:

· A new chapter on how to work with a class where behaviour isn’t good enough

· New, expanded discussion of bullying

· A new ‘How would you deal with this situation?’ feature exploring tricky scenarios

· A new interview feature offering useful perspectives from early career teachers

· A new further reading feature so you can explore selected topics in more depth



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Jarlath O'Brien

Jarlath has been a teacher for over two decades. He has worked in comprehensive, independent, selective and special education, including in schools for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. Since 2011 Jarlath has been a Headteacher and Executive Headteacher.

Jarlath is a behaviour columnist for TES, has written for The Guardian and for several other education publications and trains teachers on behaviour, school leadership and special educational needs. He is also the author of Better Behaviour’s sister publication, Leading Better Behaviour: A Guide for School Leaders.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Why understanding behaviour matters

Chapter 2: How psychology can help your understanding

Chapter 3: Your behaviour

Chapter 4: Rules and expectations

Chapter 5: Motivation, recognition and rewards

Chapter 6: Sanctions and punishments

Chapter 7: Bullying and conflict

Chapter 8: When the behaviour of a class isn’t good enough

Chapter 9: Working in partnership with parents to improve behaviour

Chapter 10: Working in partnership with support staff to improve behaviour

Chapter 11: Special educational needs and behaviour

Chapter 12: Fostering your own style



Price: $36
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