Author: Paul Dix
Reasons to read:
- I would recommend this to anyone who works with young people.
- It clearly outlines simple practices to help understand and manage challenging behaviour.
- The book includes simple ‘fixes’ which are relatable to many classroom and social time scenarios.
- Five pillars of successful practice:
- Consistent, calm adult behaviour
- First attention for best conduct
- Relentless routines
- Scripting difficult interventions
- Restorative follow-up
- School rules can be extensive and confusing. It can be very effective to reduce them to three simple rules. Ready, respectful, safe (RRS).
- RRS can be successfully implemented in 30 days with letters home to parents as well as pupils being told how RRS applies in different lessons and settings.
- If you are not in a position to make whole-school behaviour system changes, then it is possible to make significant changes to the way your classroom / lab is managed. With careful management, pupils will accept ‘your way’ in ‘your room’.