Making a difference – a practical guide for the emotionally focused school practitioner
by Cath Hunter
A book full of practical ideas and insights, this guide is designed to empower staff to make a difference to children’s well-being and behaviour by using simple and effective strategies that can easily be implemented throughout the school day.
This guide takes you on a journey focusing on the emotional and behavioural needs that may present during the school year. It is divided into six half-terms, with each section exploring how children may behave, discussing the possible reasons for their behaviour and suggesting strategies to implement. As you progress through each section there is space to record the strategies you have used and their impact, thus enabling you to build a personalised pool of resources.
The guide introduces reflective language, which is fast, effective and easy to implement with proven results in many schools. Each half term focuses on a different aspect of reflective language with many examples to use with children.
“I tried these strategies with the most challenging child in my class who is now more settled, happier and able to take part in class” (class teacher)
“Using the strategies in this guide on a daily basis had a significant impact on my everyday practice.” (teaching assistant)
“Seeing daily results improved my confidence and consequently my relationships with the children” (1-1 worker)