Difficult pupil behaviour presents a number of issues for teachers, parents, other pupils as well as for children themselves. Inevitably it raises a number of emotions and challenges people's sense of their own personal effectiveness.
This edited collection of short, concise chapters provides advice and guidance to professionals on how to respond to the emotions experienced and generated by pupils with behavioural difficulties in schools. Many chapters are written by such professionals themselves and address common problems in a practical and accessible way. Working with Emotions is an essential text for all schools, support services, LEAs, SENCOs and voluntary agencies and includes discussions on the government's current Social Inclusion initiative.
Section 1: Context 1. Introduction: Working with Difficult Behaviour: The Impact of Emotions 2. Increasing Violence in Schools: The Myth and the Reality Section 2: Working with Adult Emotions 3. The Emotional Experience of Teaching: A Priority for Professional Development 4. Recognising and Working with Parent Emotions 5. Overcoming Barriers to Successful Support: An Examination of Issues for Teachers and Support Workers Section 3: Working with Pupil Emotions 6. The Adult-Child Working Alliance: From Conflict to Collaboration 7. Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Intervention 8. The 'E' in EBD 9. Dealing with Anger and Aggression Section 4. Supportive Systems 10. Developing Teacher Support Groups to Deal with Challenging Behaviour: The Staff Sharing Scheme 11. Supporting and Developing Teachers' Management of Difficult and Challenging Pupils Through Coaching 12. A Systematic Approach to Emotional Factors in Dealing with Behaviour Difficulties: The Birmingham Framework for Intervention Section 5. Provision Issues 13. Policy and Provision: The Challenges of an Emotive Area