New thinking, new practice

Cats and pigeons When children misbehave the automatic response in most schools is to press the ‘On’ button of the Behaviour Management Machine. Start small, reminders and consequences, setting the boundaries. Focus on the bad behaviour, try to put a stop to it. It if works, everyone can settle down to the much more fascinating task of finding out about the world. But what if […]

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The ripple effect

End of the school year and time to tidy things away, ready for a new start in September. We’ve got so used to putting things in boxes it’s become a habit and when you’ve got a habit you’re on autopilot, no questions asked. Economical, fast, requires no thinking. On the shelf are two oversized crates marked ‘LEARNING’ and ‘BEHAVIOUR’. Everything we do goes in one […]

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