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Managing Challenging Behaviour


These 4 sessions are pre-recorded and will be distributed directly to you when you register by private link.

Session 1 - Introduction

Introduction to understanding the complex nature of human behaviour and subsequently trying to engage with the behaviour of the students that we work with.  Leading on to…

Session 2 - Managing ‘Low Level Behaviour’ in the classroom

I take a ‘skills based approach’ where teachers organise the classroom learning as reflective practitioners.  Many of the skills I talk about are being used already by teachers but I encourage them to think about the efficacy of these skills as students engage with their learning.  I also encourage the teachers to reflect on how these skills can enhance the efficacy of their own teaching, creating safer learning environments for both adults and students. 

I then lead on to….

Session 3 - Managing Escalating Behaviour

Many teachers throughout their career may never have to deal with a situation in a class they are teaching where a pupil’s behaviour escalates into an experience that is unmanageable, even dangerous or scary.  But there is always a possibility that such an event could happen and when it does we need to implement the plan we have for such an occasion.  This session looks at the skills and techniques necessary to diffuse and manage such a situation.

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Session 4 - Putting the theory into practice

This session looks at putting theory into practice around the Continuum of Support for All, Some and Few.  Research indicates that for positive behaviour management to work at the ‘Some and few’ level there must be a ‘Whole school Approach’ to Positive Behaviour Management.  This session covers the possible startegies to achieve that.  I then move on to detailing interventions for the ‘some’ and the ‘few’.

Facilitator: Joe Lynch

Professional background 

I have been working in educational settings for the last 39 years.  For the first 5 years I was teaching in a voluntary secondary school in inner city Dublin.  I then went to London where I worked for 5 years with adults, many of whom had specific learning difficulties and mental health difficulties.  I returned to second level teaching for 9 years as a Special Needs Coordinator in a non-selective North London comprehensive school before returning to work in Ennis Community College for 4 years as a resource teacher.  I was then seconded to the National Behaviour Support Service for 9 years before returning in 2016 to the Support Team in Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, where I currently work.  After my BA and HDE I trained as a Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapist and Psychoanalytic Group Psychotherapist and I also have a Diploma in Educational Leadership.

Course Properties

Course Date 25-03-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 25-03-2021 8:00 pm
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Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Joe Lynch
Select Hours 4
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