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The Complete Guide to Behaviour for Teaching Assistants and Support Staff

The Complete Guide to Behaviour for Teaching Assistants and Support Staff

  • Chris Lee - Former Head of the School of Continuing Professional Development at the University of Plymouth

December 2010 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

By providing a thorough grounding in the theory behind behavior management, followed by suggestions for successful strategies to use in the classroom, The Complete Guide to Behaviour for Teaching Assistants and Support Staff gives the reader the confidence to manage the challenging behavior of children and young people in educational contexts.

Written specifically for teaching assistants and support staff, this book covers behavior, motivation and discipline issues with their specific role and position in mind. Supported by the views and responses of current students on Foundation Degrees and those working towards HLTA status, the book reflects the difficulties, dilemmas and successes of this vital group of people working in today's classrooms.

You might recognize the three main types of role you fulfill as a teaching assistant: the discipliner; the negotiator; the counsellor. This book helps the reader to find their own behavior management style, and their own way of working.

Useful features include:

  • chapter objectives
  • exercises and activities
  • case studies
  • further reading.

This book is idea for those studying for a Foundation Degree, working towards Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) or anyone working in a supporting role in a Primary or Secondary setting.

Chris Lee was the Senior Lecturer in Education and Head of the School of Continuing Professional Development at the Faculty of Education, University of Plymouth. He has taught in secondary and special schools, and continues to work with teachers on issues of bullying and behavior management. He is now a freelance educational consultant.

The Context
Preventing Problems and Promoting Positive Behaviour
Intervention Approaches
The System Approach
The Negotiation Approach
The Relationship Approach
The Positive TA

As this is a dificult area for TA's to manage this book has some excellent interrvention strategies that can be implemented. Case studies help with discussion and understanding whilst theories are explained and made relevant

Mrs Gwyneth Walsham
School of Teaching and Learning, Gateshead College
March 10, 2011

Very popular loan out to my teaching assistant students. They like that it is written with them in mind and not just what the teacher needs to do.

Ms Karen Freeman
BCPH, Northbrook College Sussex
February 11, 2011

This book focusses on a key issue for Foundation Degree learning Support students.

Joyce Ennis
Education , Bridgend College
February 9, 2011

A very accessible text which provides relevant guidance for Foundation Degree students. The case studies contain thought provoking material and the activities are well developed and useful.

Gwenda Scriven
Inst of Education, Worcester University
January 31, 2011

a useful book for the Foundation Degree

Linda McGhie
Faculty of Education, University of Cumbria
December 20, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: The context

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