This book shows how teachers can provide emotional and behaviour support to students while increasing time on task and decreasing referrals to the head. It will help improve the school environment so teachers and staff feel confident, respected and safe. This resource shows teachers and administrators how to manage behaviour, build relationships and teach social skills, creating a positive school climate and a true learning community. The authors describe a school-based intervention strategy that emphasises behaviour management practices, relationship-building techniques and social skills instruction. The benefits of social skills instruction, coupled with proactive classroom management (having rules, procedures and consistent consequences) cant be underestimated. When students are motivated to learn, when they feel good about the classroom environment and the relationships they have with teachers and staff, when they can manage themselves and accept responsibility for their behaviour and when they feel empowered to improve, only then can you effectively teach and students truly learn.
Michele Hensley, Scott Hartman, Susan Lamke, Walter Powell