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|Description||In When the Adults Change, Everything Changes: Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour, Paul Dix upends the debate on behaviour management in schools and offers effective tips and strategies that serve to end the search for change in children and turn the focus back on the adults.|
|Categories||Primary, Secondary, Higher, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, Further education, Management, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Head of Department / Faculty, In school|
|Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students||
Drawing on anecdotal case studies, scripted interventions and approaches which have been tried and tested in a range of contexts, from the most challenging urban comprehensives to the most privileged international schools, behaviour training expert and Pivotal Education director Paul Dix advocates an inclusive approach that is practical, transformative and rippling with respect for staff and learners. An approach in which behavioural expectations and boundaries are exemplified by people, not by a thousand rules that nobody can recall.
Suitable for all head teachers, school leaders, teachers, NQTs and classroom assistants – in any phase or context, including SEND and alternative provision settings – who are looking to upgrade their own classroom management or school behaviour plan.
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"Twenty years ago nobody thought twice about Mr Wright holding Robert against the wall by his tie with his feet dangling. Now he would be arrested. Even 10 years ago the idea that you could eliminate detention in schools with restorative practice was sneered at. Today, a story about a school in Baltimore that has replaced detention with meditation is looked at with genuine interest and intrigue."
Source: 1 D. Bloom, Instead of Detention, These Students Get Meditation, CNN (8 November 2016). Available at: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/04/health/meditation-in-schools-baltimore/
When the Adults Change, Everything Changes illustrates how, with their traditional sanction- and exclusion-led methods, the ‘punishment brigade’ are losing the argument. It outlines how each school can build authentic practice on a stable platform, resulting in shifts in daily rules and routines, in how we deal with the angriest learners, in restorative practice and in how we appreciate positive behaviour.
|How users/participants can evaluate success||
Each chapter is themed and concludes with three helpful checklists – Testing, Watch out for and Nuggets – designed to help you form your own behaviour blueprint. Throughout the book both class teachers and school leaders will find indispensable advice about how to involve all staff in developing a whole school ethos built on kindness, empathy and understanding.
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Paul Dix is a speaker, author and notorious teacher-wrangler who is in huge demand. He is founder and director of Pivotal Education. As a teacher, leader and teacher trainer, Paul has been working to transform the most difficult behaviour in the most challenging schools, referral units and colleges for the last 25 years. Paul co-hosts the Pivotal Podcast, providing free training to over 250,000 teachers worldwide every week.
Contact Paul at: https://pivotaleducation.com/
Reviews provided include: Sue Cowley, Seamus Oates, Russell J. Ingleby, Rob Hacking, Phil Beadle, Lisa Blackbourn, Jaz Ampaw-Farr, Jarlath O'Brien and Dorothy Trussell.