Select Committee and making real progress

Posted by Paul Dix on 22 November 2010 | 0 Comments

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Last week was a very exciting week. I was privileged to have the opportunity to give evidence to the Education Select Committee. Nick Gibb MP who spoke to the committee after the panel had given evidence gave a commitment to improve  behaviour training in teacher training. We have been working for years to secure this. It is a really positive outcome.

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Planning for behaviour

Posted by Paul Dix on 16 September 2010 | 0 Comments

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If you are new to teaching or have just moved jobs behaviour management can be difficult. Without any relationships with staff or students it can be a lonely and frustrating few months. Regardless of how many people tell you that challenging behaviour is not personal it still feels very personal. You have probably spent a great deal of time creating fantastically engaging lessons and are wondering why no one seems interested in them. Students who have never met you treat you with disdain. Before you reach for the bottle take a step back.

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