Research has found that any one class might contain two to six children with profound social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Without effective intervention and response, this can have a profound impact on the progress of these children, as well as the delivery of the curriculum to all pupils. Roy Howarth uses his extensive experience and expertise in this field to present practical solutions for supporting pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, as well as alleviating pressures on whole-class teaching and management. Suitable for all mainstream and specialist teachers, 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting Pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties considers techniques for observation, intervention and differentiation, as well as preventing and dealing with significant difficulties. This fully updated edition will help teachers ensure all pupils can participate fully in lessons, learn more constructively and make better progress.
100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting Pupils with Autism is an essential resource filled with tried-and-tested ideas to best support the learning and development of pupils on the autism spectrum, in both mainstream and special schools. The reported incidence of autism has risen dramatically in recent decades and the agenda for 'inclusion' has necessitated a greater understanding of autism in primary schools. However, already stretched school budgets mean that staff are often unable to access courses for further training in this area. Francine Brower uses her extensive experience and expertise to present 100 practical ideas to enhance learning and development by focusing on the needs of the individual pupil. This dip-in-and-out book offers ways to enable teachers to better understand autism and how they can create a more supportive learning environment. There are also strategies to help children develop their communication and social skills, and become more confident and independent as individuals.
In this era of inclusive education it is essential that all teachers have a sound understanding of the nature of students’ special educational needs and how these needs may best be met in the classroom. Not only must teachers understand and accept students with disabilities and learning problems, but they must also possess a wide range of teaching and management strategies. Similar knowledge and skills are also required by classroom assistants and other personnel working in a support role in schools. This book offers sound practical advice on assessment and intervention based on the latest research evidence from the field. This fully revised and updated sixth edition includes chapters on: general and specific learning difficulties students with autism intellectual, physical or sensory impairments self-regulation social skills behaviour management literacy and numeracy curriculum adaptation teaching methods. In addition, the book presents a new chapter on the special needs of gifted and talented students. The practical advice the author gives throughout the book is embedded within a clear theoretical context supported by current research and classroom practice.
The development of mindfulness in the classroom arms children with life-long skills that support their current and future mental health and well-being. However, with an ever-growing curriculum, planning for yet another aspect within a school day can feel like an overwhelming task. This book provides teachers with quick, easy and simple ideas to support the development of mindfulness as an integrated part of the school day without compromising the everyday demands of the primary curriculum and the classroom. 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Mindfulness in the Classroom is filled with simple tried and tested activities that, when used in conjunction with each other in everyday practice, develop positive mental health skills for all children, including those with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Emotional difficulties in children aged 5-11 can display themselves in a range of different behaviours, and it is important for staff in schools to be able to identify and address these problems, and to provide appropriate help. This easy-to-use tool provides an observation checklist which enables staff to identify behavioural patterns in children with social and emotional difficulties, analyse the emotional difficulties underlying these behaviours and establish what kind of help and support the children need. Behavioural responses are categorised within clearly outlined topics, including behaviour, play and relationship with peers, attachment behaviours, emotional state in the classroom and attitude to attendance. Checklists and diagrams identify different 'styles' of relating (secure, avoidant, ambivalent), to help school staff who work with children and their families to respond appropriately to the individual needs of each child. A range of handouts include activities designed to provide emotional support, to focus and regulate behaviour and enable the child to develop important social and emotional skills. Suitable for use with children aged 5-11, this tool will be an invaluable resource for teachers, teaching assistants, learning support staff, school counsellors and educational psychologists.
Hundreds of user-friendly lesson plans help teachers build attitudes of respect and caring, reduce problem behaviors, empower students to solve problems, and educate the whole child socially, emotionally, and academically. The lessons' literature-based connections allow teachers to "build in" rather than "add on" social-emotional learning (SEL) as part of the daily curriculum. Field-tested in classrooms across the United States, these activities when fully implemented have resulted in improved school climate, greater parent engagement,increased academic achievement, and reduction in discipline referrals. The Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning resource guides are essential teaching tools for all preK - 8 teachers.