When the Adults Change, Everything Changes: Seismic shifts in school behaviour by Paul Dix

In When the Adults Change, Everything Changes: Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour, Paul Dix upends the debate on behaviour management in schools and offers effective tips and strategies that serve to end the search for change in children and turn the focus back on the adults.

You can buy in the best behaviour tracking software, introduce 24/7 detentions or scream NO EXCUSES as often as you want but ultimately the solution lies with the behaviour of the adults. It is the only behaviour over which we have absolute control. Drawing on anecdotal case studies, scripted interventions and approaches which have been tried and tested in a range of contexts, from the most challenging urban comprehensives to the most privileged international schools, behaviour training expert and Pivotal Education director Paul Dix advocates an inclusive approach that is practical, transformative and rippling with respect for staff and learners. An approach in which behavioural expectations and boundaries are exemplified by people, not by a thousand rules that nobody can recall.

When the Adults Change, Everything Changes illustrates how, with their traditional sanction- and exclusion-led methods, the punishment brigade are losing the argument. It outlines how each school can build authentic practice on a stable platform, resulting in shifts in daily rules and routines, in how we deal with the angriest learners, in restorative practice and in how we appreciate positive behaviour.

Each chapter is themed and concludes with three helpful checklists Testing, Watch out for and Nuggets designed to help you form your own behaviour blueprint. Throughout the book both class teachers and school leaders will find indispensable advice about how to involve all staff in developing a whole school ethos built on kindness, empathy and understanding. Suitable for all head teachers, school leaders, teachers, NQTs and classroom assistants in any phase or context, including SEND and alternative provision settings who are looking to upgrade their own classroom management or school behaviour plan.

Contents include:

1. Visible Consistency, Visible Kindness

2. The Counter-Intuitive Classroom

3. Deliberate Botheredness

4. Certainty in Adult Behaviour

5. Keystone Classroom Routines

6. Universal Microscripts: Flipping the Script

7. Punishment Addiction, Humiliation Hangover

8. Restore, Redraw, Repair

9. Some Children Follow Rules, Some Follow People

10. Your Behaviour Policy Sucks!

11. The 30 Day Magic

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Paul is founder of Pivotal Education and a founding Member of the TBAP Trust of Alternative Provision Academies for excluded children.

As a teacher, leader and teacher trainer Paul has been working with the most difficult behaviours in the most challenging contexts for the last 27 years. Miraculously Paul studied at Homerton College Cambridge after countless attempts to sabotage his own education.

He is a speaker in high demand engaging huge audiences in practical ways to transform their classrooms, relationships and schools. Paul also works with Leadership Teams to create seismic shifts in culture and behaviour.

Now working independently Paul is writing a new book due out in Spring 2021 with Crown House and Independent Thinking. He works internationally on Behaviour, Culture and School Reform and Tweets on @PaulDixTweets

You can find out more about Paul’s work at www.WhenTheAdultsChange.com

 

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