Working with pupils with challenging behaviour is a demanding role. It can at times be mentally, emotionally and physically draining.
As you will know, niether a ‘silver bullet’ nor a ‘one size fits all’ approach exists to magically make every challenging child behave in the way that would – quite frankly – let us get on with the job of teaching and learning.
But then, as most challenging pupils will know, there is no ‘silver bullet’ (although a rusty one might do) or ‘one size fits all’ approach to making the grown-ups at school stop from unwittingly asking them to feel frustrated and worthless.
What works for one adult working with one child or group of children in one setting may very well be a disaster for another. Behaviour is complex. People are complex. And they all insist on carrying baggage to each and every situation they encounter, stacks of baggage.
Written by a former teaching-assistant, teacher & primary head teacher, this website is a bit of a survival kit for drowning colleagues.