- Not making assumptions about children’s understanding
- My needs don’t matter – the danger of children being people pleasers
- Is this child “having a drama” or is it a lack of resilience?
- From snatching to sharing…..the benefits of emotionally focused group work
- How to help a child who finds it hard to sit still on the carpet
Category Archives: Behaviour
As part of my role in one school i just work with staff and parents and often go in to classes to observe children. I arrange this with the teacher beforehand and ask them to identify children for me to … Continue reading
Exploring how anxiety presents itself in school.
Have you got children in your class who are still finding it hard to settle or need some extra help? This free hand out and accompanying video introduces the idea of calm boxes as a resource for helping children feel … Continue reading
I have met with lots of school staff this week who have been finding the return to work a challenge. It can be hard for school staff to adjust to being back at school and all that it entails; it … Continue reading
Children who have a positive self-image are able to share their happiness about their appearance in a healthy way, for example, showing you their new shoes or haircut. This is an important aspect of children learning to be happy with … Continue reading
When a member of school staff leaves the school at the end of the school year, this can have a big impact on some children. It is important for schools to consider how this is communicated to the children and … Continue reading
Some children find any change extremely difficult as it can evoke feelings of loss, anxiety and uncertainty. It is useful therefore that children’s transitions to new classes are managed with patience and understanding. For a child who has experienced many … Continue reading
During the course of the day there are many opportunities where the differences in norms of behaviour between nursery and home are apparent. At carpet time the children are expected to manage sitting still, concentrating and engaging with the … Continue reading
It is worthwhile exploring what opportunities exist in school to build relationships between staff and children and how these can be increased. For some children, the experience of spending individual time with a member of school staff may seem terrifying. … Continue reading
Staff being negative about each other Staff snapping at each other Staff challenging each other in an aggressive manner Staff asking each other for help Staff providing help to each other Staff supporting and encouraging each other Staff being relaxed … Continue reading