The Wisdom Of The Crowd
Supporting children with social, emotional or behavioural needs requires effective collaboration and communication among all adults. The Wisdom of the Crowd Theory explains why.
How Coaching Applies To Behaviour
A simple principle that applies to excellent coaching is also relevant to supporting children who have emotional and behavioural needs. Watch the player. Not the ball.
What are SEBD, EBD, BESD & SEMH?
Is it the first time you’ve heard of SEBD? EBD? BESD? SEMH? Have a read as they are demystified and defined in less than 500 words.
Long Read: A Critical Analysis of a Controversial Issue in Applied Behaviour Analysis
In this twelve minute read, A controversial and important topic has been researched and analysed in applied behaviour analysis: Punishment.
2 Strategies For Stressed Teachers (And One to Avoid)
Are you a teacher? Are you stressed? You’re not the only one. There are two strategies that helped me cope with chronic stress and one which definitely did not. Take my advice and avoid the mistakes I did.
Why Michael Jordan Can Teach Us About Behaviour
Michael Jordan won six NBA rings with the Chicago Bulls. What can the system they used teach us about behaviour in schools?
What Toltec Wisdom Can Teach Us About Behaviour
The Toltecs offer a great way of viewing relationships and demonstrating their complex nature. It offers a true antidote to any fixed mindset thoughts.
ADHD, ODD, ADD: Is labelling our children counter-productive?
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.
Defining the Problem
Tim Ferriss specializes in interviewing successful entrepreneurs, athletes and investors. He collated all these interviews into two books called Tool of Titans and Tribe of Mentors. Both books are a great read and in the latter book, Tim asks everyone the question if they had a billboard in a prominent place that they could write any message on, what…
Should teachers punish?
Punishment is a controversial topic. Should teachers punish or is this old-school and outdated? Applied Behaviour Analysis has some key points for consideration.
Why do children misbehave?
Throwing water on an electrical fire will not put the fire out, it can make things worse. Similarly, bringing out a reward chart to solve the wrong problem behaviour could exacerbate the situation.
What is your Hidden Curriculum?
In every classroom, there is a formal curriculum the teacher teaches. Certain skills are taught, certain processes and certain subjects. Everyone knows what it is, and it is there for all to see and assess. However, what about the hidden curriculum? What are you covertly teaching unbeknownst to yourself? This can be known as the…
The Rocks, Pebbles and Sand of Behaviour Management
I recently have been thinking a lot about the classic metaphor regarding rocks, pebbles and sand in a jar. What are the rock, pebbles and sand of behaviour management? Here are mine.
Why we shouldn’t include.
The question should be why we shouldn’t include children as opposed to why we should.
I’ll be brief.
What do you do when all the common interventions, strategies and theories are producing no results? Try the Brief Strategic Approach.