A place for strategies and ideas to manage social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and promote inclusion.
Click on the headings below to read about my latest thoughts:
Ever have a student or group of students who love to tell tales on each other from yard? A minor behaviour that can become a major disruption. Here’s a simple way to solve the issue in a positive manner!
Is labelling our children with diagnoses such as ADHD, ADD, ODD and EBD an ineffective exercise at best and downright wrong at worst? Have a read and let me know your thoughts.
What do you do when two students in your classroom are constantly fighting, arguing and angry? Think outside the box and schedule a daily debate!
What do you do when all the common interventions, strategies and theories are producing no results? Try the Brief Strategic Approach.
Dealing with anger, tantrums and outbursts in your classroom can be intimidating and challenging. Here’s a quick tool to help you manage the situation.
The question should be why we shouldn’t include children as opposed to why we should.
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Having been a student with behavioural difficulties myself in secondary school where I felt I was stuck in a negative spiral of being given out to, being angry, being difficult and being given out to again, I have ever since had an interest in all things behaviour.
While completing my Bachelor of Education, I specialised in social, emotional and behavioural difficulties where I was afforded the opportunity to travel Denmark to engage with an intensive two week programme viewing schools at the cutting edge of behaviour management and inclusion. This was paired with some chance work placements in areas where I got to hone the academic theories I had garnered in the real world and found that it stoked my passions. I was immediately hooked.
Eight years have followed working in a diverse range of schools and systems where I have met a wide variety of students who have had a profound range of needs. Alongside this practical experience, I completed a Master of Education degree majoring in social, emotional and behavioural difficulties where I toured Malta and got to not only learn from high-level academics but present my own thoughts to Maltese primary school teachers as well.
I currently facilitate workshops in the areas of classroom management, behaviour for learning, inclusion and special educational needs as well as creating an online course titled “101 Behaviour Transformers” which I also facilitate online every summer, I have found a love for sharing opinions, concepts and conversations around all things behaviour and inclusion.
This blog is a medium for sharing these thoughts and concepts and I hope they may be of use to the reader.