Solutions for Behaviour Management Needs in Your Classroom
I love the summer for many reasons. One of them, though, is that I find time to post about things that I meant to post about all year, but got too busy for! This, is one such post.
We all know that it depends on the year, the mix of kids, class configuration etc. etc….as to what kind of behavior issues we may end up with in a class. In my time teaching, I have had lots of different behaviour issues to deal with, as I’m sure you have. I came across Behaviour Needs a few years ago, and it really helped me to gain some insight about my behavior management skills. Summer can be the perfect time to check out sites like this, because although we’re not in front of kids at the moment, and in need of the material – we actually have the time to browse. And we all know we’ll be back in front of kids before too long!
Perhaps you’ve noticed a button in my sidebar for Behaviour Needs. Well, it’s there because I think so much of what they have to offer (25 classroom management strategies to get silence from a noisy group of students, Take Control Of The Noisy Class – video 1, Behaviour Tool Kit, webinars, free behavior management resources, videos, and much more) . I really support what founder and teacher Rob Plevin tries to do for teachers. He’s been there and he understands! He’s created resources and networks to help teachers in their classrooms, to gain control and maintain sanity so that they can teach their students.
There are tons of resources on the Behaviour Needs website (free and priced). Just to be clear, my aim is not to “sell” anyone on the site. I am an affiliate of theirs, but that’s because I have purchased and believe in their teacher resources and I know that they can help teachers with their behavior management skills, because they helped me with my own. Because I have found these resources helpful, I’m passing the link along for anyone who may want to sharpen up their behavior management skills – that’s all! Posts like this are risky to me, as I do NOT want them to come off as a sales pitch. However, I know when I was a new teacher especially, I couldn’t get enough information on classroom and behavior management. I was (and still am) always on the lookout for new tactics and tools to add to my “teacher’s toolbox”, especially to deal with difficult and unmotivated middle school students. Perhaps you are the same.
Okay, that’s it for now! I’m off to camp with my boys for the first time this summer. I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend – lots of sunshine here!
Let me know if you try out any of Rob’s resources. Also, please feel free to share your favorite behaviour management tips/sites below for all of us to check out!
Posted on July 13, 2013, in Behavior Management, Education, General Teaching, Middle School, Professional Development and tagged behavior management, Behaviour Management Needs, behaviour management skills for middle school, Behaviour needs. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.