A few years ago, I started an Instagram account dedicated to teaching. I started by just sharing everything and anything and loving having a community of keen beans like me. But it didn't take me long to spot something quite odd. Scrolling through thousands of teachers' experiences around the world there were two things that stood out like a sore thumb: Behaviour was this huge obstacle in teaching;The guidance around behaviour was either inconsistent, vague or unhelpful.
So, I decided to learn everything I could about behaviour. I explored outside the education shelves and bought way too many books about neuroscience, positive psychology, business, and parenting. The more I learnt, the more I reflected on my own practice and my own experiences in schools. I asked educators in my community their opinions on behaviour, and this is what I found out:
93% felt that they had inadequate behaviour training as a trainee teacher
88% feel they have inadequate behaviour training as a qualified teacher
So, isn't it about time we shined a spotlight on behaviour?
Behaviour: The lost Modules is the book you wish you had read before stepping into a classroom. The book you wish had been required reading on your university reading list. A book that is practical, easy to read and tells you what you need to know about behaviour in primary schools. A book by a teacher for teachers, drawing on common sense, personal experiences and current research.