Taming Little Monsters Good Behaviour Book: How to use positive reinforcement techniques to improve behaviour
How to use positive reinforcement techniques to improve behaviour
Children can be little angels; they can also be little monsters, exhibiting difficult behaviour in the classroom.This book explains how positive reinforcement techniques will help in this situation as they give children positive goals to work towards instead of only focusing on negative consequences to avoid.
The idea is to concentrate on rewarding the desired behaviour, either when planned with the child or when recognised as it happens spontaneously, this will increase the probability of the behaviour being repeated until eventually it becomes a habit.
The book is full of useful advice on how to prevent an outburst and what to do if one does occur.
Children who need to calm down can try a mandala activity, of which a number are included – these intricate patterns and designs can be found in different shapes, sizes and colours. They are believed to bring mental harmony and calm troubled thoughts. Colouring a mandala can be a calming, restorative process as, while the hands are engaged in the mechanical task of colouring, the mind has a chance to think freely and calmly
This is followed by sage advice on planning your approach to dealing with persistent difficult behaviour with a view to working on the most pressing proble
The positive ideas for recording progress include star charts, colouring sheets, behaviour cards, merit certificates and a high five hand chart
Charts for record keeping and follow-up are supplied for copying
An invaluable resource that will help bring calm to the classroom.
About this book
Discipline: what is it and why is it important?
Establishing rules: Basic facts everyone should know
School discipline v home
How to handle parents
How to prevent an outburst (and how to handle it if it does happen)
Planning your approach
Using the resources
Record-keeping and follow-up
How to reprimand a child
7/2012, 46 Pages A4, illustrated