CPD REVIEW – Behaviour Management Strategies
Yesterday, 6th November, Prospero HQ in London was host to the next session in our 19-20 CPD series: Behaviour Management Strategies.
The session (fully booked!) started with attendees discussing what is meant by misbehaviour, with Katie Hinds facilitating. Katie, an experienced teacher and published children’s author, then led an analysis of different types of misbehaviour before exploring what the possible causes may be.
It was nice to hear that I was not the only person who’d experienced some behaviour issues in the past! Katie explained that we needed to explore the wide range of possible reasons and causes behind the misbehaviours before applying the most appropriate technique to tackle them. It was interesting to note that many causes are within the teachers’ control and can be prevented through appropriate reflection and planning for behaviour including setting and maintaining high behavioural expectations.
The session then looked at a sample of different methods for managing misbehaviour the group had volunteered to identify which were proactive and which were reactive strategies. It was useful to see how, by using proactive strategies, effective planning can lead to positive behaviour. This then led onto a great discussion around the importance of implementing rules and routines into your practice. Katie then broke down practical strategies and techniques to handle reactions to misbehaviour and using appropriate sanctions. Katie was a great facilitator and this was another outstanding Prospero CPD session.