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When the adults change, everything changes


21/06/2019 09:30






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About this event

This seminar will focus on the behaviour of adults when supporting children and young people with distressed behaviours. Practitioners are provided with the tools to remove low level disruption from the classroom and return the focus to learning. This training is based on Paul Dix’s The Five Pillars of Pivotal Practice, which highlights the importance of children being respected regardless of their behaviour.

Key learning:

  • Consistent, calm adult behaviour: Human beings and the emotional v rational brain
  • First attention to best conduct: Material rewards v recognition rewards
  • Teaching learning behaviours: Establishing and enforcing rules
  • Scripting difficult interventions: Structuring interventions without confrontation
  • Restorative follow up: The benefits of personal follow up.

Facilitator bio

Tara is a trainer, teacher, lecturer and coach. A motivated, focused and tenacious professional, Tara’s passion stems from believing that a difference can always be made to benefit individuals, their differing backgrounds, cultures, experiences, perceptions and values.

Tara was the Senior Lecturer of English and Drama at the University of East London; where she found supporting trainee teachers in the heart of the capital city exhilarating. Her work in education has been varied on the journey; challenging urban schools, referral units in Sussex and International schools in the Middle East. All of these endeavours have been driven by Tara’s unending commitment to understanding behaviour which she has used in a plethora of roles in her career in education.

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