Mark Wakefield and Sharon Paley
Teaching takes place in the context of relationships, most importantly those between staff and pupils, but also staff to staff and pupil to pupil. Behaviour is used within the context of these relationships to communicate all manner of things such as: happiness, pain, boredom, discomfort, trepidation, joy and fear.
Our ability to understand this communication is part of the relationships we build with the individual and is paramount to our success as teachers.
This booklet offers a quick guide to the principles of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) for teachers, classroom assistants and others working within a school environment. It provides an easy to read guide that will encourage you to find out more about PBS and how it can be implemented within a whole school setting.
The information may also be useful to people working in other settings with children and young people.
'Wakefield and Paley have done a great job and this book should be essential reading for everyone in school who needs a toolkit of positive responses to challenging needs.'
Learning Disability Today