Managing Behaviour for Learning

FutureLearn Managing Behaviour for Learning

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
National STEM Learning Centre
Effort
3 hours/week
Length
5 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Enabling you to get the most from your students
With effective behaviour management in your classroom, your learners will gain as a result and you’ll enjoy your teaching more.

You’ll explore first how your behaviour influences your students’, looking at how you control emotional responses and interact with students. Then, you’ll learn techniques and develop your capability to achieve consistency in managing behaviour, recognise positive behaviour and build trust in your classroom.

You’ll be supported by experienced teachers, encouraged to actively reflect on your classroom practice, and share your experience as part of the course discussions.

Managing Behaviour for Learning is a continuing professional development (CPD) course designed for teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, focusing mainly on the context of UK secondary schools and colleges.

Although the course draws from examples experienced in the UK, the material covered is relevant to an international audience and to non-STEM teachers.

What topics will you cover?
  • Managing your own behaviour to influence your students’ behaviour: controlling yourself, adult behaviour and interacting with students.
  • Using rules and routines to achieve consistency: routines, rules and habits.
  • Intelligent use of recognition to motivate students: recognition, classroom techniques and communicating home.
  • Reducing friction when students behave badly: diverting and diffusing, scripted interventions.
  • Reparation and restorative practice: punishments and restoration.

Taught by
Paul Dix
Author
FutureLearn
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