Disruptive, Stubborn, Out of Control?
Why kids get confrontational in the classroom, and what to do about it
By: Bo Hejlskov Elven
In the school environment, teachers are often focussed on controlling the behaviours of their pupils to maintain order in the classroom. It is believed that it is actually more effective to manage one's own actions and demeanour in order to develop a positive teacher-student relationship. With methods that concentrate on developing personal attitudes, this book provides practical tips and advice on repositioning that relationship. Situated in real-life examples, the author describes the 'low arousal' approach as a method for managing challenging behaviour in school settings. Through extensive research about how people and children act, useful strategies are employed to identify negative situations in a group dynamic and how to reflect positive behaviour back.
With child psychology theory described in accessible language and in-depth case studies, this guide is essential for teachers and educators.