School Resources to improve Behaviour & Learning
Sir Michael Wilshire, Schools' Chief Inspector Ofsted, questions the ability of some school leaders to assert their authority in the staff room in order to bring about improvements. Raising pupil attainment will not be achieved unless teachers themselves can assert their authority in classrooms (click here for link to the speech). To us the answers are plain enough. A straight-forward approach to leadership practice (our Assertive Management programme) and an equally straightforward approach to classroom management (our Assertive Discipline programme). Just phone or email us to get it!
2013 Assertive Discipline® One Day training - venues and dates
Cheltenham, Wednesday 27th November; London; Wednesday 4th December; Manchester, Wednesday 11th December; Glasgow Thursday 12th December
Teacher questions that this training day will answer
Q. Where do I begin with my difficult classes?
A. Effective teachers need first to establish the psychological and social Conditions for Learning in their classrooms. On this training day we describe these necessary conditions in terms of the 3 Rs of Behaviour – Roles, Routines, Relationships
Q. What are the triggers to misbehaviour in my lessons?
A. You need to understand and apply the A-B-C of Behaviour, to identify just who is really in charge in that room.
Q. Why don’t students listen to me?
A. You must develop your presence as an assertive teacher, gain the respect of your students.
Q. Why is there so much time wasted in my lessons?
A. Because many of today’s students don’t know the routines of learning. You have to teach them to your students to get speedier lesson transitions.
Q. How do I achieve this while teaching curriculum?
A. By using the "Three Teaching Steps for Better Behaviour"
1. How to give clear directions whenever you need a transition or change of behaviour
2. How to provide effective supportive feedback to motivate
3. How to take corrective action in a calm assertive manner
This course provides these practical strategies that teachers can use in their classes the next day.
Cost £245 (+ VAT) includes lunch, refreshments and programme materials. Participants also receive a copy of "The Three Teaching Steps" teacher handbook,
To book a place telephone 0870 241 8262 or email email@example.com
- a complete powerpoint presentation with voice over by Geoff Moss
- the full secondary or primary teacher video training programme presented by John Bayley
- all with site licence for you to edit and present to suit and match your school needs
AN INVALUABLE TRAINING RESOURCE FOR ANY SCHOOL - DOWNLOAD AN ORDER FORM HERE
Practical behaviour management resources - "THE THREE TEACHING STEPS" - the ultimate handbook for establishing the conditions for learning. Contact us for details about ordering - telephone 0870 241 8262
"Just what we need to help teachers deal with challenging behaviour. Every teacher should have this on their desk!" - Linda Park, Deputy Head Teacher, Motherwell
You may see a preview of the handbook in powerpoint format by clicking on this link.
Assertive School Leadership - Our programme of training for school leaders provides a robust framework for managing the diverse range of abilities and attitudes that any school staff may contain.
We show you how to set clear goals within your School Improvement Plan and within each teacher's Continuing Professional Development programme.
We then provide you with a method for working with individual staff members to diagnose their different development levels on those key goal.
We explain how to accommodate a flexible range of leadership styles to meet these diverse needs.
We show how to manage performance as a positive and constructive process rather than as a source of conflict and negativity. We look at your own personal resources, to maintain a positive attitude in the face of reluctance, equanimity in the face of volatility, and resolution in the face of hostility. Positive assertive energy will be generated by an assertive mindset. That mindset is acquired as you understand and practise the skills of Assertive Leadership.
Telephone (0870 241 8262) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange "within-house" training for your school leaders.
Student Self-Leadership - We are accredited by the Blanchard organisation to train others in the Situational Leadership II programme. We have now been accredited to introduce the newly developed programme for students. This teaches them how to identify their own learning needs and how to seek help to develop their knowledge and skills in a positive way. Situational Self-Leadership for Students is a new and exciting approach to promoting independent learning in students, and we anticipate it will form a major part of our work in schools in the future. We are currently working with senior students from Brannock High and Calderhead High schools, North Lanarkshire on this programme.Give us a call or drop us an email if you wish to find out more about this venture.
Self management for teachers? We provide training in Situational Leadership II to promote the self-reliant management skills of all staff. You can read about this leadership approach on-line here (click to link).