"Miss, I don’t give a sh*t"
Engaging with challenging behaviour in schools
- Adele Bates - Behaviour and Education Specialist, UK
Do you want to be an inspiring teacher for everyone you teach, even the trickier cherubs in your class? Or maybe you just want to get through a lesson without a desk flying at you or a blazer being set alight?
In this down-to-earth book Adele Bates shares practical approaches, strategies and tips from the classroom on how to help pupils with behavioural needs thrive with their education. Packed full of real-life classroom scenarios, student voice and relevant theory, every chapter offers an Action Box helping you to implement these strategies – next lesson, next week and long term.
From relationship building and teaching self-regulation, to fostering inclusivity, paying attention to your own self-care and schoolwide approaches, Adele Bates unpicks some of the most difficult aspects of being a teacher and empowers you to grow as a confident classroom professional.
A humorously-written book detailing all you need to know about creating effective relationships in the classroom and revolutionising the way we view teaching and learning.
Looking for a breath of fresh air when it comes to behaviour management? Look no further. With wit and wisdom, passion and compassion, Adele Bates not only puts the relationships between teacher and young person at the heart of the educational endeavour, but also gives that young person a voice.
This book offers an in-depth, detailed and nuanced overview of the subject of behaviour, with a particular focus on building relationships, helping pupils to feel safe and on teacher self-care. It is a must read book for all teachers, and will be particularly helpful for those working in the most challenging contexts, staff in alternative provision and those working with children who have SEND and SEMH.
Adele Bates has written a highly readable book brimming with practical ideas, exuberant optimism and encouragement of experimentation. She urges practitioners to see beyond the so-called bad behaviour to the human being in context. This is a book that celebrates the importance of reflection, empathy and care, including the all vital task of self-care.
I found the book very accessible and easy to read. It has lots of useful advice which is both thought provoking and also relatable to the classroom. I also found the structure of each chapter very helpful, including the action boxes and suggestions for further reading.
Does not have enough info in of relevance for our students
Fantastic 'real as it is' book.... So many tips to really engage learning and how to navigate the behaviour pathway. There is always a fine line between behaviour sanction and reward. Thankyou Adelle for putting real perspective into your work.