In this extract from Disruptive, Stubborn, Out of Control?, Clinical Psychologist Bo Hejlskov Elvén looks at the psychology behind children’s behaviour and offers fresh advice to teachers on how to handle confrontation in the classroom. Referring to his method as the low arousal approach, he puts forward that it is best not to rise to the bait, but to act moderately in order to restore harmony and gain the student’s trust.
With many examples of typical confrontational behaviours and clues for how to understand and resolve the underlying issues, his book provides an innovative approach to restructuring the teacher-student relationship. Click here to find out more about the book.
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For 2017 the Stationers’ Company is launching a new Graphic Books category in their Shine School Media Awards. The Awards are open to all secondary schools and are designed to encourage team work and develop interest in the world of print and publishing.
JKP will consider the winning entry of the Graphic Books category for publication.
Guidelines for entry:
The winning entry will explore either:
- A contemporary social issue of your choice, such as poverty, refugees, migration, social inequality, homelessness, the situation of a minority
- Or, a mental health issue of particular concern to young people, such as anxiety, exam stress, bullying, lack of confidence, depression
The Graphic Book should aim to leave the reader understanding more about the subject of the book, even to have changed their mind about it. Great Graphic Books combine words and pictures to say something similar that neither words nor pictures can do separately. Consider how your images support the text, and vice versa.
- Entries may be in full colour, a restricted colour palette, or black and white
- Page size should be a minimum of 120mm x 170mm and a maximum of 210mm x 298mm
- Extent, a minimum 8 pages
- The Competition is open to all secondary schools in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Eire
- The closing date for entries is the 7th April 2017
For more information and to enter, visit the Shine School Media Awards website. We look forward to seeing your submissions!
We spoke to Lisa Carne about her experience of moving her two children from mainstream schooling to home education, and learning through the lens of nature and natural history. Lisa is the author of Natural Curiosity, a warm and contemplative book that touches upon important themes in education and environmentalism, including children’s rights in schooling, the use and place of technology in learning and the absence of the natural world in mainstream education. It gives a considered, balanced view of home schooling interspersed with entertaining tales, and offers an understanding of how this type of education works and what inspires the choice to pursue it. Continue reading